Vancouver Canucks vs Dallas Stars Expert NHL Picks Against the Spread 11/19/2019
Game: Vancouver Canucks vs Dallas Stars
Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Canucks (+118) Stars (-130)
Jacob Markstrom and the Vancouver Canucks (10-7-4, 3rd in the Pacific Division) travel to American Airlines Center on Tuesday where they'll take on the Dallas Stars (11-8-2, 4th in the Central Division). The odds on this matchup have the Canucks priced at +118 and the Stars are at -130. The over/under opens at 5.5. The Canucks cover 42.1% of the time, having gone 8-11 SU. The Stars cover 52.4% of the time, going 11-10 straight up.
The Vancouver Canucks head into this game with a record of 10 wins and 7 defeats, which is good for 3rd in the Pacific Division. Thus far in the season, they have converted a total of 67 goals which has them ranked at 4th in the Western Conference and 10th in the league. Their goal differential is +9, which is good for 9th in the league. The Canucks currently have a total of 24 pts, which has them ranked at 15th in the league and 7th in the West. Regarding shots at the opposition, they currently have a total of 704 which has them ranked at 3rd in the conference and 4th in the league. As a unit, Vancouver currently has a total of 279 hits which means they have an average of 13.3 per game. They currently have a total of 214 blocks for the season. Looking after the goal for Vancouver is Jacob Markstrom from Gavle, Sweden. He is 30 years old and has totaled 787 mins defending the goal for the year. Markstrom is surrendering an average of 2.59 goals per contest which has him ranking 10th in the West and 16th among goalies in the NHL. For the year, he has surrendered 34 goals. He's earned a save % of .914 which has him ranking 14th in the West.
The Vancouver Canucks will need a bounce back game after taking a 5 - 4 loss to the Colorado Avalanche in their previous game. The Canucks had a solid offensive outing in this loss. For this game, they earned a goal on 4 out of the 32 shots they tried. Moreover, they had 6 power play opportunities and notched 2 goals out of those attempts. Vancouver earned a total of 12 penalty minutes in their game. The Corsi for the Canucks was 46 and the Corsi against was 20 which gave them a Corsi percentage of 69.7%. Their Fenwick sat at 34 while the Fenwick against sat at 15, which means they earned a rate of 69.4%. They took 27 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 13 attempts to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 41.9% and they had a PDO at even strength of 79.2 for this one. In discussing stats from the opponent, the Colorado Avalanche earned 23 shots. Their total at the end of the game was 14 minutes in the box and they notched 5 power play opportunities.
The Stars will be the team across the ice and for the season they have 11 wins and 8 losses. In discussing goal differential, they currently sit 6th in the West and 13th in the league with +4. They have earned a total of 55 goals for this year which is 13th in the West. Dallas has a save % as a team of .919 which has them sitting 5th in the league, which means they are a tough team to score against. They have a shooting percentage of 8.7% which puts them at 12th in the conference. In goal for Dallas is Ben Bishop who is having a marginal campaign by surrendering 2.29 GAA and that places him 2nd among West goaltenders and 4th among goalies in the NHL. In the 760 minutes he's played this season, he has surrendered 29 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .925, which puts him at 4th among West goaltenders and 7th among goalies in the NHL.
The Dallas Stars squared up with the Edmonton Oilers in a game where the Stars earned a victory by a score of 5 - 4. For this outing, Dallas wound up with a 49.4% Corsi rating. They ended up with that by earning a Corsi of 39 while their opponent had a Corsi of 40. Their Fenwick rate was 53.0% by earning a Fenwick of 35 and the Oilers having a 31 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Dallas played and they looked good in this game. They had a PDO of 108.3 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 53.3%. The Stars netted 5 goals out of the 36 shots on goal they attempted. They had 2 power play attempts in this game but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. Concerning their opponent, the Oilers had 3 power play opportunities and came through by scoring 1 goal. Dallas gave way to 34 shots on goal and the Oilers had a total of 4 penalty mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Vancouver (+118)
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