Vancouver Canucks vs St. Louis Blues Prediction, 2/23/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Vancouver Canucks vs St. Louis Blues
Date: Thursday, February 23, 2023
Location: Enterprise Center in St. Louis, MO
TV: Bally Sports Midwest
Odds/Point Spread: Canucks (+104) Blues (-125)
Enterprise Center is the location where the St. Louis Blues (26-28-3) will meet the Vancouver Canucks (22-30-5) on Thursday. The moneyline on this contest has Vancouver at +104 while St. Louis is coming in at -125. The betting total comes in at 6.
The Vancouver Canucks had a decent effort after finishing in a 4-4 tie against the Predators in their previous contest . Vancouver tallied 8 penalty minutes in this matchup. The Canucks had a good offensive performance in this game. Additionally, they had 4 chances on the power play and were able to score 1 goal. For the outing, they were able to notch a goal on 4 out of the 39 shots they attempted.
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While playing at even strength, the Canucks have allowed 172 goals while scoring 147 of their own. Vancouver Canucks opponents have amassed 166 power play tries (24th in hockey) and have scored 57 goals in those attempts. In regard to their scoring, the Vancouver Canucks have notched 192 goals (10th in the National Hockey League) for the year and have surrendered 229. Vancouver has tried 1,751 shots and holds a shot percentage of 11.0%. For the current season, the have a total of 49 points and their points % is .430. The Canucks have had 1,778 shots taken against them and have earned a save percentage of .871. Vancouver comes into the game with 192 power play chances and they have notched 45 goals out of those chances, giving them a percentage of 23.44%.
The man protecting the net in this game is Collin Delia. Opponents have been able to score 148 goals against Delia in his career and his goals against average per contest is 3.62. Delia has been in net for 47 matchups during his pro hockey career. His save percentage currently is .896 in his 2,452 minutes between the pipes. He has earned a win-loss record of 16-16-7 and was named the starter in 40 games. For his career, Delia has earned 16 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .400. Delia has had 1,426 shots taken against him and has gathered 1,278 total saves.
In their last game, St. Louis faced the Hurricanes in an outing where the Blues took the loss by a final score of 4-1. They had 3 attempts on the power play in this one but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. The Blues converted 1 goal of the 36 shots on goal they took.
For the season, the St. Louis Blues are sitting with 173 goals, 55 points, in addition to a points percentage of .482. They have allowed 208 goals to be scored by way of 173 goals at even strength and 35 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Blues have earned 138 goals at even strength and 35 goals (20th in professional hockey) while on the power play. They have recorded 166 power play opportunities and they have a power play rate of 21.08%. St. Louis has put up 1,655 shots (28th in hockey) and has a shot percentage of 10.45%, while allowing the other team 1,831 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 75.18% on their oppositions 141 power play chances, and their save percentage is 88.6%.
For the opposition you will find Jordan Binnington between the pipes. His opponents are averaging 2.73 goals/game and he has relinquished 545 goals altogether. Binnington's quality start rate sits at 51.5% and he has made 104 quality starting assignments in his pro career. He got the starting nod in 202 contests and has been on the ice for 11,966 mins. Binnington has a lifetime record of 111-66-23 and has been in goal for 206 contests. He has compiled 5,330 stops out of the 5,875 shots attempted, giving him a save percentage of .907.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Vancouver (+104)
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