Vegas Golden Knights vs. Dallas Stars - 12/13/19 NBA Picks, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Vegas Golden Knights vs Dallas Stars
Date: Friday, December 13, 2019
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Golden Knights (+190) Stars (-230)
American Airlines Center is the site where Ben Bishop and the Dallas Stars (18-11-3, 4th in the Central Division) will play the Vegas Golden Knights (16-12-5, 4th in the Pacific Division) on Friday. The Stars open this game at -230 while the Golden Knights are priced at +190. The total has been set at 6. The Golden Knights cover 43.3% of the time, having gone 13-17 SU. The Stars cover 54.8% of the time, going 17-14 straight up.
The Vegas Golden Knights head into this game holding a record of 16 wins and 12 losses, which puts them at 4th in the Pacific Division. During the season thus far, they have earned a total of 95 goals which ranks 5th in the West and 14th in the NHL. Their goal differential is +1, which puts them at 19th in the NHL. The Golden Knights have earned a total of 37 pts, which ranks 14th in the NHL and 8th in the conference. When discussing shots at the opposing goalie, they have earned a total of 1,112 which ranks 1st in the conference and 2nd in the NHL. As a team, Vegas has earned a total of 705 hits which means they are averaging 21.4 per contest. They have earned a total of 319 blocks for this season. The goaltender for Vegas is Marc-Andre Fleury from Sorel, Quebec. He is 35 years old and has racked up 1,219 minutes in net for the season. Fleury is giving up 2.46 GAA which ranks him 8th in the Western Conference and 14th in the NHL among goaltenders. So far this year, he's surrendered 50 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .921 which ranks him 8th in the Western Conference.
The Vegas Golden Knights will head into their next game feeling good after earning a 5 - 1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks in their previous contest. The Golden Knights had a solid offensive output in this win. In this matchup, they netted 5 out of the 37 shots they put on net. In addition, they had 2 power play opportunities and were able to notch 1 goal out of those tries. Vegas racked up a total of 8 penalty mins for this matchup. The Corsi for the Golden Knights sat at 36 and the Corsi against was 43 which tells us they had a Corsi percentage of 45.6%. Their Fenwick sat at 28 while the Fenwick against at even strength sat at 32, telling us they have a Fenwick percentage of 46.7%. They won 27 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 28 tries to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts came in at 41.8% and they had a PDO of 113.0 in this one. In discussing stats from the opponent, the Chicago Blackhawks racked up 29 shots. They finished with 4 penalty mins and they earned 4 power play opportunities.
The Stars will be the team across the ice and for the current year they have 18 victories and 11 defeats. Regarding goal differential, they currently sit 3rd in the conference and 10th in the league with +9. They have a total of 83 goals for the year which ranks 12th in the West. Dallas has a save percentage as a team of .925 which has them sitting 3rd in the league, which means chances to score may be limited. They are shooting 8.3% which puts them at 14th in the West. In goal for Dallas is Ben Bishop who is having a good season by giving up only 2.03 GAA and that has him ranked 2nd among West goaltenders and 3rd in the NHL among goaltenders. In the 1,244 minutes he has played this season, he has surrendered 42 goals. He has a save % of .934, which has him placed 2nd among West goaltenders and 2nd in the NHL among goaltenders.
The Dallas Stars squared up with the New Jersey Devils in a game where the Stars got the win by a mark of 2 - 0. For this game, Dallas wound up with a 66.7% Corsi rating. They got there by having a Corsi of 48 and their opponent having a Corsi of 24. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 60.4% with a Fenwick of 29 and the Devils earning a 19 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Dallas had and it could be said that this team has had better games. Their PDO was 108.0 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 59.4%. The Stars converted 2 goals out of the 35 shots on goal they tried. They had 5 power play attempts in this game but weren't able to score a goal. On the other side of the ice, the Devils had 3 power play chances but didn't tally a goal. Dallas conceded 26 shots on goal and the Devils had 10 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Dallas (-230)
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