Detroit Red Wings vs. Dallas Stars - 1/3/20 NHL Picks, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Detroit Red Wings vs Dallas Stars
Date: Friday, January 3, 2020
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Red Wings (+256) Stars (-290)
Jonathan Bernier and the Detroit Red Wings (10-28-3, 8th in the Atlantic Division) head to American Airlines Center on Friday where they'll meet the Dallas Stars (23-14-4, 3rd in the Central Division). The Red Wings open this game at +256 while the Stars are priced at -290. The O/U has been set at 5.5. The Red Wings are covering 24.4% of the time, having gone 10-31 SU. The Stars are covering 53.9% of the time, going 21-18 straight up.
The Detroit Red Wings step onto the ice with a record of 10 victories and 28 losses, putting them at 8th in the Atlantic Division. Thus far in the season, they have converted a total of 89 goals which ranks 16th in the Eastern Conference and 31st in the NHL. Their goal differential is -67, putting them at 31st in the NHL. The Red Wings currently have a total of 23 points, which ranks 31st in the NHL and 16th in the Eastern Conference. Regarding shots toward the net, they currently have a total of 1,161 which ranks 14th in the Eastern Conference and 29th in the NHL. As a team, Detroit has collected a total of 833 hits which means they are averaging 20.3 per game. They currently have a total of 457 blocks for this year. Looking after the goal for Detroit is Jonathan Bernier from Pori, Finland. He is 31 years old and has played a total of 1,359 mins in net this year. Bernier is conceding an average of 3.05 GAA which has him ranked 20th in the Eastern Conference and 41st in the NHL. For the season, he's allowed 69 goals. He has a save percentage of .905 which has him ranked 19th in the Eastern Conference.
The Detroit Red Wings went home feeling good about their game by earning a 2 - 0 win over the San Jose Sharks the last time they stepped on the ice. The Red Wings had a below average offensive outing in this win. In this matchup, they netted 2 of the 23 shots they looked to score on. Moreover, they had 2 power play chances but weren't able to score a goal. Detroit ended up with a total of 13 penalty minutes in this game. The Corsi for the Red Wings sat at 36 and the Corsi against was 51 which means they earned a Corsi percentage of 41.4%. Their Fenwick was 26 while the Fenwick against was 33, which earned them a Fenwick percentage of 44.1%. They earned 17 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 23 attempts to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 28.7% and they had a PDO of 111.1 in this game. Concerning opponent stats, the San Jose Sharks tallied 34 shots. They had a total of 11 minutes in the box and they notched 3 power play attempts.
The Stars will be the team across the ice and for the season they have 23 victories and 14 losses. When talking about goal differential, they are ranked 4th in the West and 12th in the NHL with +8. They have a total of 109 goals for the season which puts them at 12th in the Western Conference. Dallas has a team save percentage of .923 which currently has them ranked 1st in the NHL, which means chances to score may be limited. They have a team shooting percentage of 8.6% ranking them 12th in the Western Conference. In net for Dallas is Ben Bishop who is having a marginal season by surrendering 2.33 goals per contest and that ranks him 4th among Western Conference goalies and 9th among goaltenders in the NHL. In the 1,574 minutes he's played this season, he has allowed 61 goals. He holds a save percentage of .926, which puts him at 5th among Western Conference goalies and 8th among goaltenders in the NHL.
The Dallas Stars faced off against the Nashville Predators in an outing where the Stars earned a victory by a mark of 4 - 2. For this matchup, Dallas earned a 48.6% Corsi rating. They earned that percentage by having a Corsi of 51 and their opponent having a Corsi of 54. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 51.9% with a Fenwick of 41 and the Predators ending the game with a 38 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Dallas had and we'd say they played well overall. Their PDO at even strength was 107.1 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 48.3%. The Stars scored 4 goals out of the 35 shots on goal they attempted. They had 3 power play opportunities in this one and were able to notch 2 out of those tries. Concerning the opposition, the Predators had 4 power play opportunities and went on to score 2 goals. Dallas allowed 33 shots on goal and the Predators racked up 8 penalty mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Dallas (-290)
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