St. Louis Blues vs Carolina Hurricanes Prediction, 2/21/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: St. Louis Blues vs Carolina Hurricanes
Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2023
Location: PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC
TV: Bally Sports South
Odds/Point Spread: Blues (+215) Hurricanes (-265)
The St. Louis Blues (26-27-3) are traveling to PNC Arena on Tuesday where they will play the Carolina Hurricanes (37-10-8). The moneyline on this game has the Blues at +215 while the Hurricanes are at -265. The over/under has been set at 6.
The St. Louis Blues will look to clean up some issues after taking a 7-2 defeat to the Senators in their previous game. St. Louis compiled 25 mins in the box in this game. The Blues didn't have their best offensive outing in this loss. Additionally, they had 6 chances with extra men on the ice but didn't convert them into a score. For the matchup, they scored on 2 of the 32 shots they launched.
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Regarding their scoring, the St. Louis Blues have earned 172 goals (19th in the league) so far this season and have allowed 204. For the current campaign, they have tallied 55 points and their points percentage sits at .491. St. Louis skates onto the rink with 163 power play opportunities and they have notched 35 goals out of those attempts, giving them a rate of 21.47%. While playing at even strength, the Blues have allowed the opponent to score 169 goals while notching 137 of their own. St. Louis has attempted 1,619 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 10.6%. The Blues so far have had 1,795 shots tried against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .886. St. Louis Blues opponents have totaled 141 power play tries (31st in hockey) and have notched 35 goals in those attempts.
The man in goal for this game is Jordan Binnington. Binnington has played in 205 games over the course of his pro hockey career. He has compiled a record of 111-65-23 and was named the starter in 201 games. Opponents have been able to score 541 goals against Binnington in his professional career and his goals against average per game is 2.73. Binnington has seen 5,839 shot attempts against him and has recorded 5,298 total saves. His save percentage currently sits at .907 for his 11,908 minutes played. For his career, Binnington has compiled 104 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .517.
When they took the ice last, Carolina squared up with the Capitals in an outing where the Hurricanes took home the win by a final of 4-1. They had 4 power play opportunities in this one and recorded 1 out of those tries. The Hurricanes notched 4 goals of the 35 shots on goal they were seeking.
The Hurricanes have earned 148 goals at even strength and 37 goals (17th in the league) while having a power play advantage. Carolina has attempted 1,921 shots (3rd in the NHL) and has earned a shot percentage of 9.63%, while allowing the other team 1,449 shots. During this campaign, the Carolina Hurricanes have earned a total of 185 goals, 82 points, in addition to a points percentage of .745. They have allowed 145 goals to be scored by way of 111 goals at even strength and 34 goals while they had less men on the ice. They have earned 185 power play chances and they have earned a power play percentage of 20.00%. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 81.72% on the other teams 186 power play tries, and their save percentage currently comes in at 90.0%.
For the opposition you are likely to see Frederik Andersen protecting the goal. Andersen has amassed a career record of 274-118-51 and has been in net for 463 games. Andersen's quality start rate comes in at 57.1% and he has 257 quality starts in his pro hockey career. He has a tally of 12,502 saves out of the 13,654 shots attempted, which gives him a save % of .916. Teams are averaging 2.59 goals/game and he has surrendered 1,152 goals altogether. He has been a starter 450 games and his ice time sits at 26,718 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Carolina (-265)
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