Vegas Golden Knights vs Dallas Stars NHL Picks 11/25/2019
Game: Vegas Golden Knights vs Dallas Stars
Date: Monday, November 25, 2019
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Golden Knights (+110) Stars (-121)
Ben Bishop and the Dallas Stars (14-8-2, 2nd in the Central Division) host the Vegas Golden Knights (11-10-4, 4th in the Pacific Division) at American Airlines Center on Monday, November 25, 2019. The Stars open this contest at -121 while the Golden Knights are coming in at +110. The total opens at 5.5. The Golden Knights cover 39.1% of the time, having gone 9-14 SU. Dallas is covering 56.5% of the time, going 13-10 straight up.
The Vegas Golden Knights head into this matchup with a record of 11 victories and 10 losses, ranking them 4th in the Pacific Division. During the season thus far, they have earned a total of 73 goals which puts them at 5th in the Western Conference and 13th in the league. Their goal differential is 0, ranking them 18th in the league. The Golden Knights have compiled a total of 26 pts, which puts them at 17th in the league and 8th in the Western Conference. With reference to shots on goal, they have compiled a total of 846 which puts them at 1st in the conference and 1st in the league. As a unit, Vegas currently has a total of 552 hits which has them averaging 22.1 per contest. They have compiled a total of 234 blocks for the year. Protecting the net for Vegas is Marc-Andre Fleury from Sorel, Quebec. He is 35 years old and has been on the ice a total of 1,159 minutes minding the goal for the year. Fleury is conceding an average of 2.54 goals per game which has him placed 8th among West goaltenders and 10th in the NHL. Over the course of this year, he's given up 49 goals. He's earned a save % of .919 which has him placed 9th among West goaltenders.
The Vegas Golden Knights had a rough game after their 4 - 2 loss to the Edmonton Oilers in their previous game. The Golden Knights had a rough night on the offensive side of the ice in this defeat. For this outing, they netted 2 of the 27 shots they looked to score on. They also had 1 power play chance but weren't able to notch a goal in these power play chances. Vegas racked up 6 penalty mins in this outing. The Corsi for the Golden Knights was 44 and the Corsi against was 40 which gave them a Corsi percentage of 52.4%. Their Fenwick was 27 and the Fenwick against was 27, which means they had a Fenwick percentage of 50.0%. They took 24 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 25 of the face-offs. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 63.6% and they had a PDO of 94.5 in this one. Concerning opponent stats, the Edmonton Oilers racked up 31 shots. Their total at the end of the game was 0 penalty minutes and they earned 3 power play chances.
The Stars will be on the other side of the ice and for the season they have 14 wins and 8 losses. In connection with goal differential, they are currently ranked 2nd in the West and 7th in the NHL with +11. They have compiled a total of 67 goals for the season which has them sitting at 7th in the West. Dallas has a team save percentage of .923 which currently has them ranked 3rd in the NHL, which means chances to score may be limited. They have a shooting percentage of 9.1% which puts them at 10th in the West. In net for Dallas is Ben Bishop who is having an average season by giving up 2.25 GAA and that has him ranked 4th among West goalies and 6th in the NHL. In the 880 mins he's been on the ice this year, he has surrendered 33 goals. He has a save percentage of .926, which ranks him 5th among West goalies and 8th in the NHL.
The Dallas Stars opposed the Chicago Blackhawks in a matchup where the Stars notched a win by a mark of 2 - 1. For this matchup, Dallas had a 52.1% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by earning a Corsi of 49 and their opponent having a Corsi of 45. Their Fenwick rate came in at 49.2% with a Fenwick of 32 and the Blackhawks earning a 33 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Dallas played and it could be said that this team has had better games. Their PDO at even strength was 99.7 and they had an oZS percentage of 48.1%. The Stars scored 2 goals out of the 41 shots on goal they took. They had 4 power play chances in this outing but didn't put one in the back of the net. Concerning their opponent, the Blackhawks had 4 power play opportunities but weren't able to put the puck in the net. Dallas allowed 39 shots on goal and the Blackhawks earned 8 penalty minutes.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Vegas (+110)
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