Carolina Hurricanes at Dallas Stars NHL Picks & Predictions 10/21/2017
Saturday, October 21, 2017
American Airlines Center
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The Carolina Hurricanes travel to American Airlines Center to play the Dallas Stars on Saturday, October 21, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Hurricanes at +122 and the Stars at -135.
Carolina has a record of 3-1-1 this season and on the road they have a record of 2-1-0. They are 5th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 14 goals and given up 12 goals for a point differential of +2. For the season they have an ATS record of 3-2-0 and an over/under record of 2-3-0. Dallas is 4-3-0 including 3-1-0 at home this season. They are 4th in the Central Division. They've scored 19 goals and surrendered 18 for a goal differential of +1. Their record against the spread is 4-3-0 while their over/under record is 3-4-0.
Valuable Carolina Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Carolina Hurricanes are 3-2-0 straight up this year
The Carolina Hurricanes are 2-3-0 against the over/under this season
Important Dallas Stars Betting Trends
The Dallas Stars are 4-3-0 straight up this year
The Dallas Stars are 3-4-0 against the over/under this season
Key Carolina Hurricanes Injuries
10/05/17 RW Lee Stempniak Hip IR (10/02)
Key Dallas Stars Injuries
No key injuries to report
Victor Rask has accumulated 2 total points this season for the Hurricanes. He has 1 goal this year with 4 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 25%. He has a total of 1 assist on the season and averages 16.2 minutes played per game. Sebastian Aho averages 18.2 minutes of ice time per game this year. He has 2 assists, giving him a total of 2 points on the season. Scott Darling has 2 wins and 1 loss this season in net for the Hurricanes. He has 101 shots against him and he's given up 9 goals. He's made 92 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
John Klingberg has scored 7 total points this year for the Stars. He has 2 goals this season with 20 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 5 assists on the season and averages 24.3 minutes played per game. Mattias Janmark averages 16.4 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 18% by scoring 2 goals on 11 shots. He has 2 assists, giving him a total of 4 points on the season. Ben Bishop has 4 wins and 1 loss this year in goal for the Stars. He has 156 shots against him and he's surrendered 11 goals. He's made 145 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hurricanes have 7 total points this season, which ranks them 17th in the NHL. They are 27th in the league in goals scored with 14 while they've given up 12 goals, ranking them 30th overall. They have had 23 power play opportunities and have scored 5 goals on those chances for a percentage of 22%. That is 13th in the NHL. The Hurricanes have allowed 16 power play opportunities and have given up 3 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%, putting them 13th in the league when short-handed. They average 33 shots per game and as a team shoot 8.59% for the season. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%. That puts them 8th in the league in stopping the puck.
Useful Team Statistics
The Stars are 14th in the NHL with a total of 8 points this year. They have 6 power play goals on 21 opportunities for a percentage of 29%. That ranks them 3rd in the league as a power play unit. They've allowed 27 power play opportunities and have given up 3 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 89%. That is 3rd in the NHL. As a team, the Stars are 17th in the league with 19 goals scored while they've given up 18 goals, which is 21st overall. They average 36 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 7.60%. As a team they give up 27 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%. That is 17th in the NHL.
Carolina has a Corsi percentage of 52.8% as they've tried 313 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 280 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 7th in Corsi percentage. They are 10th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 51.7% as they have 224 shots while they've given up 209 attempts on defense. The Hurricanes start possessions in the offensive zone 58.6% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 41.4% for the year. That puts them 1st and 30th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 156 face-off wins as opposed to 152 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.6%. That is 14th overall in the NHL. On defense Carolina has 64 hits and they've blocked 71 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 28th in the league.
The Stars are 24th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 48.9% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 51.1% for the season, which is 8th in the NHL. They have 244 face-off wins compared to 217 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 52.9%. That is 5th in the league. On defense Dallas has 156 hits and they have blocked 95 shots from the opposition, which is 16th in the league. Dallas is 2nd in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 55.8% as they've attempted 451 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 357 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 57% ranks 2nd as they have 347 attempts while they have given up 262 shots on the defensive end.
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