St. Louis Blues vs Colorado Avalanche Prediction, 1/28/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: St. Louis Blues vs Colorado Avalanche
Date: Saturday, January 28, 2023
Location: Ball Arena in Denver, CO
TV: Altitude Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Blues (+170) Avalanche (-210)
The Colorado Avalanche (26-18-3) host the St. Louis Blues (23-23-3) at Ball Arena on Saturday. The moneyline on this contest has St. Louis at +170 while Colorado is sitting at -210. The total is set at 7.
The St. Louis Blues will look to clean up some issues after taking a 5-0 loss against the Coyotes in their previous game. St. Louis accumulated 9 mins in the box for this matchup. Moreover, they had 3 chances on the power play but didn't get a goal. The Blues had an offensive game that was below their expectations in this loss. In the game, they went home without being able to finish on any of the 33 shots they looked to score on.
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When it comes to their scoring capabilities, the St. Louis Blues have accumulated 149 goals (19th in the National Hockey League) over the course of the season and have conceded 176. For the year, the have a total of 49 points and their points percentage is sitting at .500. St. Louis is sitting with 140 power play chances and they have tallied 31 goals out of those advantages, earning them a rate of 22.14%. While playing at even strength, the Blues have surrendered 146 goals while earning 118 on offense. St. Louis has tried 1,413 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 10.5%. The Blues have had 1,558 shots attempted against them and have earned a save percentage of .887. St. Louis Blues opponents have recorded 118 power play opportunities (32nd in pro hockey) and have scored 30 goals in those chances.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Jordan Binnington. In his professional hockey career, Binnington has accounted for 101 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .518. He has a save percentage of .907 for his 11,550 mins on the ice. Binnington has seen 5,638 shots against him and has gathered 5,116 total saves. The opposition has racked up 522 goals against Binnington in his pro hockey career and his goals against rate is 2.71. He has compiled a win-loss record of 108-62-23 and he was named the starter in 195 games. Binnington has been involved in 199 games over the course of his hockey career.
In their last game, Colorado played the Ducks in an outing where the Avalanche took the defeat by a final score of 5-3. They had 2 power play opportunities in this matchup and recorded 1 out of those chances. The Avalanche tallied 3 goals out of the 44 shots on goal they were seeking.
Over the course of the season, the Colorado Avalanche have tallied 143 goals, 55 points, as well as a points percentage of .585. They have permitted 129 goals to be scored by of a combination of 95 goals at even strength and 34 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Avalanche have accumulated 104 goals at even strength and 39 goals (8th in hockey) while on the power play. They have recorded 157 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play rate of 24.84%. Colorado has attempted 1,547 shots (16th in professional hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 9.24%, while allowing their opponents 1,501 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 77.18% on their opponents 149 chances on the power play, and their save percentage comes in at 91.4%.
Across the ice you will find Alexandar Georgiev in net. He has compiled 4,374 stops out of 4,803 shots tried, giving him a save percentage of .911. Georgiev is the owner of a career mark of 77-59-14 and has been in goal for 162 contests. He got the starting nod in 150 games and has accumulated 8,972 minutes. Georgiev's rate of quality starts is 53.3% and he has made 80 quality starts in his pro career. The opposition is averaging 2.87 goals per contest and he has yielded 429 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take St. Louis (+170)
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