Dallas Stars at New Jersey Devils NHL Picks & Predictions 10/16/2018
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
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The Dallas Stars head to Prudential Center to take on the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday, October 16, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Stars at +109 and the Devils at -120.
Dallas has a record of 3-1-0 this year. They are 4th in the Central Division. They've tallied 17 goals and surrendered 11 goals for a point differential of +6. For the year they have an ATS mark of 3-1-0 and an over/under record of 2-1-0. New Jersey has a record of 3-0-0 this season. They are 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. They have scored 14 goals and given up 4 for a goal differential of +10. Their record against the spread is 2-0-0 while their over/under mark is 1-1-0.
Valuable Dallas Stars Betting Trends
The Dallas Stars are 3-1-0 straight up this year
The Dallas Stars are 2-1-0 against the over/under this season
Important New Jersey Devils Betting Trends
The New Jersey Devils are 2-0-0 straight up this year
The New Jersey Devils are 1-1-0 against the over/under this season
Key Dallas Stars Injuries
10/14/18 RW Valeri Nichushkin Lower Body is questionable Monday vs Ottawa
10/03/18 C Martin Hanzal Back IR (10/03)
10/03/18 D Stephen Johns Head IR (10/03)
Key New Jersey Devils Injuries
10/05/18 LW Jesper Bratt Jaw is out indefinitely
10/03/18 GO Cory Schneider Hip IR (10/03)
Tyler Seguin has scored 10 total points this year for the Stars. He has 3 goals this season with 24 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 7 assists on the year and averages 19.8 minutes played per contest. Jamie Benn averages 19 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 24% by tallying 4 goals on 17 attempts. He has 4 assists, giving him a total of 8 points on the year. Ben Bishop has 2 wins and 1 loss this season in goal for the Stars. He has 92 shots against him and he's surrendered 7 goals. He's made 85 stops for a save percentage of 92%.
Travis Zajac has 2 total points this season for the Devils. He has 2 goals this year with 5 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 40%. He averages 18.3 minutes played per contest. Kyle Palmieri averages 18.7 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 43% by scoring 6 goals on 14 attempts. He has 0 assists, giving him a total of 6 points on the year. Keith Kinkaid has 3 wins and 0 losses this season in net for the Devils. He has 79 shots against him and he's given up 4 goals. He's made 75 saves for a save percentage of 95%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Stars have 6 total points this year, which is 12th in the NHL. They've scored 17 goals while giving up 11 scores, which has them ranked 10th and 23rd respectively. They have had 11 power play chances and scored 6 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 55%. That is 1st in the league. The Stars have given up 10 power play opportunities and surrendered 3 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 70%, ranking them 26th when short-handed. They average 36 shots per contest and as a team shoot 11.72% for the year. They allow 30 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is 12th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Devils are 10th in the league with a total of 6 points this season. They have 3 power play goals on 14 chances for a percentage of 21%. That is 17th in the NHL. They've given up 11 power play opportunities and surrendered 1 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 91%, ranking 4th overall. As a team, the Devils are 18th with a total of 14 goals scored while they've given up 4 goals this season, ranking 31st in goals against. They average 33 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 14.14%. As a unit they give up 26 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 95%, putting them 1st overall in the NHL.
Dallas is 8th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 53.2%, as they've attempted 254 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 223 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 53% as they have 184 attempts while they have given up 163 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 10th in the league. The Stars start possessions in the offensive zone 45.5% of the time, which is 26th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 54.5% for the season. That is 6th overall in the NHL. They have 145 face-off wins compared to 115 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 55.8%. That ranks them 2nd in the league. On defense Dallas has 90 hits and they have blocked 60 shots from the opposition, putting them 19th overall.
The Devils are 5th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 58.5% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 41.5% for the season, which is 27th in the NHL. They have 109 face-off wins compared to 81 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 57.4%. That is 1st in the league. On defense New Jersey has 62 hits and they have blocked 40 shots from the opposition, which is 28th in the league. New Jersey is 11th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 51.9% as they've attempted 167 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 155 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 54.5% ranks 8th as they have 138 attempts while they have given up 115 shots on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's Stars/Devils NHL game against the spread? Guy's Pick: Take Dallas +109
Guy's Pick: Take Dallas +109
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