Dallas Stars at Ottawa Senators NHL Picks & Predictions 3/16/2018
Friday, March 16, 2018
Canadian Tire Centre
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The Dallas Stars head to Canadian Tire Centre to take on the Ottawa Senators on Friday, March 16, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Stars at -145 and the Senators at +131.
Dallas has a record of 38-26-7 this year and away from home they have a record of 14-16-4-3. They are 4th in the Central Division. They have tallied 205 goals and surrendered 190 goals for a point differential of +15. For the year they have an ATS mark of 38-33-0 and an over/under record of 36-33-0. Ottawa has a record of 25-33-11 including 14-14-6-4 on home ice this year. They are 7th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 193 goals and have given up 240 for a goal differential of -47. Their record against the spread is 25-44-0 while their over/under mark is 37-32-0.
Valuable Dallas Stars Betting Trends
The Dallas Stars are 38-33-0 straight up this year
The Dallas Stars are 36-33-0 against the over/under this season
Important Ottawa Senators Betting Trends
The Ottawa Senators are 25-44-0 straight up this year
The Ottawa Senators are 37-32-0 against the over/under this season
Key Dallas Stars Injuries
03/15/18 D Marc Methot Upper Body is downgraded to doubtful Friday vs Ottawa
03/13/18 GO Ben Bishop Lower Body is "?" Friday vs Ottawa
03/01/18 C Martin Hanzal Back is out for season
Key Ottawa Senators Injuries
11/17/17 D Chris Wideman Hamstring IR (11/16)
03/15/18 RW Mark Stone Leg is out indefinitely
Jamie Benn has scored 63 total points this year for the Stars. He has 25 goals this season with 211 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 38 assists on the year and averages 19.8 minutes played per contest. Tyler Seguin averages 20.7 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by tallying 37 goals on 290 attempts. He has 31 assists, giving him a total of 68 points on the year. Kari Lehtonen has 12 wins and 9 losses this season in goal for the Stars. He has 694 shots against him and he's surrendered 59 goals. He's made 635 stops for a save percentage of 92%.
Mike Hoffman has 49 total points this season for the Senators. He has 21 goals this year with 222 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 28 assists on the year and averages 18.3 minutes played per contest. Erik Karlsson averages 26.5 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 5% by scoring 8 goals on 172 attempts. He has 46 assists, giving him a total of 54 points on the year. Craig Anderson has 20 wins and 20 losses this season in net for the Senators. He has 1,536 shots against him and he's given up 151 goals. He's made 1,385 saves for a save percentage of 90%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Stars have 83 total points this year, which is 11th in the NHL. They've scored 205 goals while giving up 190 scores, which has them ranked 14th and 26th respectively. They have had 217 power play chances and scored 43 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 20%. That is 21st in the league. The Stars have given up 245 power play opportunities and surrendered 44 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%, ranking them 10th when short-handed. They average 32 shots per contest and as a team shoot 9.12% for the year. They allow 30 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is 10th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Senators are 28th in the league with a total of 61 points this season. They have 36 power play goals on 213 chances for a percentage of 17%. That is 26th in the NHL. They've given up 199 power play opportunities and surrendered 48 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 76%, ranking 27th overall. As a team, the Senators are 24th with a total of 193 goals scored while they've given up 240 goals this season, ranking 2nd in goals against. They average 31 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 9.14%. As a unit they give up 33 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 90%, putting them 30th overall in the NHL.
Dallas has a Corsi percentage of 51% as they've tried 4,197 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 4,031 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 8th in Corsi percentage. They are 11th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 51.4% as they have 3,077 shots while they've given up 2,914 attempts on defense. The Stars start possessions in the offensive zone 48.8% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 51.2% for the year. That puts them 22nd and 6th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 2,382 face-off wins as opposed to 2,106 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 53.1%. That is 3rd overall in the NHL. On defense Dallas has 1,607 hits and they've blocked 1,117 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 5th in the league.
The Senators start possessions in the offensive zone 50% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 50% for the year. That ranks them 17th and 12th respectively in the NHL. They have 2,129 face-off wins as opposed to 2,079 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.6%. That is 11th in the league. On defense Ottawa has 1,642 hits and they've blocked 1,150 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 3rd in blocked shots. Ottawa is ranked 24th in Corsi percentage with 47.5% as they've tried 3,926 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 4,343 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 25th in the NHL at 47.9%, as they have 2,933 shots while they've given up 3,193 attempts on defense.
Who will win tonight's Stars/Senators NHL game against the spread? Tony's Pick: Take Dallas -145
Tony's Pick: Take Dallas -145
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