Vegas Golden Knights vs St. Louis Blues Prediction, 3/12/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Vegas Golden Knights vs St. Louis Blues
Date: Sunday, March 12, 2023
Location: Enterprise Center in St. Louis, MO
TV: Bally Sports Midwest
The St. Louis Blues (28-31-5) will play the Vegas Golden Knights (39-20-6) at Enterprise Center on Sunday.
The Vegas Golden Knights were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 4-3 win against the Lightning in their last outing. The Golden Knights had a impressive offensive performance in this win. While out there on the ice, they scored on 4 of the 21 shots they launched. Furthermore, they had 2 chances with the advantage and were able to notch 1 goal. Vegas had 75 penalty mins in this game.
Vegas Golden Knights opponents have amassed 158 power play opportunities (32nd in pro hockey) and have scored 32 goals in those chances. The Golden Knights have had 2,006 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .911. Vegas has taken 2,093 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 9.8%. When playing at even strength, the Golden Knights let the opposition score 147 goals while scoring 170 themselves. Vegas has accumulated 162 power play opportunities and they have notched 34 goals out of those chances, giving them a percentage of 20.99%. For the current campaign, they have scored 84 points and their points percentage comes in at .646. Pertaining to their scoring capabilities, the Vegas Golden Knights have tallied 204 goals (15th in the league) so far this year and have given up 179.
The player in the crease for this game is Adin Hill. Opponents have tallied 242 goals against Hill in his professional hockey career and his goals against average is 2.66. Hill has played in 101 contests throughout his pro hockey career. His save percentage is at .910 in his 5,451 mins between the pipes. He has a record of 45-39-6 and he has started in 88 games. Throughout his time in hockey, Hill is sitting with 47 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .534. Hill has had 2,700 shot attempts taken against him and has gathered 2,458 total saves.
When they took the ice last, St. Louis faced the Sharks in a matchup where the Blues ended up with the victory by a final score of 4-2. The Blues netted 4 goals out of the 30 shots on goal they pursued. They had 4 power play attempts in this game and netted 1 out of those opportunities.
St. Louis has put up 1,850 shots (28th in pro hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 10.49%, while allowing the other team 2,070 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 76.73% on the other teams 159 chances on the power play, and their save percentage currently sits at 88.7%. They have earned 192 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play rate of 19.79%. The Blues have earned 156 goals at even strength and 38 goals (22nd in hockey) while on the power play. They have permitted 234 goals to be scored by of a combination of 197 goals at even strength and 37 goals while they had less men on the ice. On the year, the St. Louis Blues have accumulated 194 goals, 61 points, in addition to a points percentage of .477.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see Jordan Binnington in net. His opponents are averaging 2.75 goals per game and he has allowed 566 goals overall. Binnington's quality start rate comes in at 51.9% and he has qualified for 108 quality starting assignments in his professional career. He has made the start in 208 games and his ice time sits at 12,330 mins. Binnington has accumulated a career mark of 112-69-25 and has played in 212 games. He has racked up 5,521 stops out of 6,087 shots taken, which gives him a rate of .907.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Vegas
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