St. Louis Blues vs Anaheim Ducks Prediction, 11/19/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: St. Louis Blues vs Anaheim Ducks
Date: Sunday, November 19, 2023
Location: Honda Center in Anaheim, CA
TV: Bally Sports
The St. Louis Blues (8-6-1) are en route to Honda Center on Sunday where they will attempt to defeat the Anaheim Ducks (9-7-0).
The St. Louis Blues were on the losing side of the ice with a 5-1 loss to the Sharks their last time out. The Blues had a below average offensive outing in the loss. For the game, they converted 1 of the 45 shots they put on goal. Additionally, they had 4 opportunities with more players on the ice but weren't able to score. St. Louis tallied 2 mins in the box for this matchup.
St. Louis Blues opponents have 39 power play tries (32nd in the NHL) and have notched 9 goals in those chances. The Blues thus far have had 487 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .918. St. Louis has taken 442 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 9.5%. When playing at even strength, the Blues let the opposition score 31 goals while notching 39 on offense. St. Louis has tallied 43 power play opportunities and they have added 3 goals out of those advantages, garnering them a percentage of 6.98%. For the current campaign, they have recorded 17 points and their points % is .567. In regard to their scoring, the St. Louis Blues have earned 42 goals (28th in the National Hockey League) this season and have given up 40.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Jordan Binnington. Opponents have racked up 624 goals against Binnington in his pro career and his goals against rate is 2.75. Binnington has been in net for 234 games over the course of his hockey career. His save percentage currently is .907 in his 13,590 mins on the ice. He has compiled a record of 122-77-27 and was named the starter in 228 games. Over the course of his pro career, Binnington has compiled 118 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .518. Binnington has seen 6,744 shot attempts taken against him and has accrued 6,120 total saves.
Their last time out, Anaheim faced off against the Avalanche in an outing where the Ducks were on the wrong end of the score by a final score of 8-2. They had 4 opportunities on the power play in this game but weren't able to notch a goal. The Ducks netted 2 goals of the 17 shots on goal they attempted.
The Ducks have tallied 38 goals at even strength and 11 goals (16th in the NHL) while on the power play. Anaheim has taken 454 shots (26th in the league) and has earned a shot percentage of 10.79%, while allowing their opponents 523 shots. For the year, the Anaheim Ducks have accounted for 49 goals, 18 points, in addition to a points percentage of .563. They have granted a total of 51 goals to be scored by way of 37 goals at even strength and 14 goals while they had less men on the ice. They have earned 56 power play chances and they have earned a power play percentage of 19.64%. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 80.56% on their oppositions 72 power play chances, and their save percentage sits at 90.2%.
On the other side of the ice you will find John Gibson in net. Gibson is the owner of a career record of 184-183-59 and has participated in 440 games. Gibson's rate of quality starts is 54.3% and he has made 234 quality starts in his professional career. He has a tally of 12,331 stops out of the 13,513 shots tried, giving him a percentage of .913. His opposition is averaging 2.82 goals per contest and he has given up 1,182 goals overall. He has started in 431 contests and has played for a total of 25,173 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take St. Louis
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