Dallas Stars vs Vancouver Canucks NHL Tips 11/14/2019
Game: Dallas Stars vs Vancouver Canucks
Date: Thursday, November 14, 2019
Location: Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC
Odds/Point Spread: Stars (-125) Canucks (-125)
Rogers Arena is the site where Jacob Markstrom and the Vancouver Canucks (10-6-3, 3rd in the Pacific Division) will play the Dallas Stars (8-8-2, 5th in the Central Division) on Thursday. The Canucks open this matchup at -125 while the Stars are also coming in at -125. The over/under has been set at 5.5. The Stars cover 44.4% of the time, having gone 8-10 SU. The Canucks cover 47.1% of the time, going 8-9 straight up.
The Dallas Stars head into this game holding a record of 8 wins and 8 defeats, which puts them at 5th in the Central Division. During the season thus far, they have earned a total of 43 goals which is good for 15th in the conference and 29th in the league. Their goal differential is -1, which puts them at 19th in the league. The Stars have earned a total of 18 points, which is good for 23rd in the league and 11th in the Western Conference. Regarding shots at the opposing goalie, they have earned a total of 533 which is good for 13th in the Western Conference and 23rd in the league. As a unit, Dallas currently has a total of 246 hits which means they are averaging 13.7 per game. They have earned a total of 196 blocks for this year. The man protecting the net for Dallas is Ben Bishop from Denver, Colorado. He is 33 years old and has been on the ice a total of 677 mins protecting the net for the year. Bishop is conceding 2.22 goals against average which has him ranked 3rd in the West and 5th in the NHL. Over the course of this season, he has allowed 25 goals. His save % is .928 which has him ranked 3rd in the West.
The Dallas Stars were on the losing side of the ice with a 3 - 2 defeat to the Winnipeg Jets in their last contest. The Stars didn't have their best offensive outing in the defeat. In their game, they earned a goal on 2 out of the 28 shots they looked to score on. Furthermore, they had 1 power play opportunity but weren't able to score. Dallas earned 6 penalty minutes for this game. The Corsi for the Stars sat at 34 and the Corsi against was 25 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 57.6%. Their Fenwick sat at 27 while the Fenwick against was 17, telling us they have a rate of 61.4%. They earned 14 face-off wins and were beaten on 38 of the face-offs. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 48.7% and they had a PDO of 87.8 for this one. In discussing stats from the opponent, the Winnipeg Jets tallied a total of 29 shots. Their total at the end of the game was 2 minutes in the box and they earned 3 power play opportunities.
The Canucks will be on the other side of the ice and for the campaign they have 10 wins and 6 defeats. With regard to goal differential, they sit 2nd in the conference and 6th in the NHL with +12. They currently have a total of 61 goals for the season which ranks them 3rd in the conference. Vancouver has a team save % of .916 which currently has them ranked 8th in the NHL, meaning they are a tough team to score against. They are shooting 9.6% which puts them at 5th in the West. In goal for Vancouver is Jacob Markstrom who is having an average season by allowing 2.47 goals per contest and that has him 7th among Western Conference goaltenders and 12th among goalies in the NHL. In the 729 mins he's played this season, he's surrendered 30 goals. He's earned a save % of .918, which has him placed 8th among Western Conference goaltenders and 14th among goalies in the NHL.
The Vancouver Canucks squared up with the Nashville Predators in a matchup where the Canucks earned a win by a final score of 5 - 3. For this outing, Vancouver earned a 40.3% Corsi rating. They ended up with that by earning a Corsi of 29 while the opposition earned a Corsi of 43. Their Fenwick rate was 36.2% by way of having a Fenwick of 21 and the Predators finishing with a 37 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Vancouver had and they showed up in this game. They had a PDO at even strength of 100.3 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 50.0%. The Canucks notched 5 goals of the 26 shots on goal they tried. They had 3 power play opportunities in this outing and netted 3 out of those opportunities. As for their opponent, the Predators had 2 power play attempts and used that advantage to score 1 goal. Vancouver gave up 37 shots on goal and the Predators earned 6 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Vancouver (-125)
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