Dallas Stars vs Carolina Hurricanes Predictions, NHL Parlay Picks 2/25/2020
Game: Dallas Stars vs Carolina Hurricanes
Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Location: PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Stars (+110) Hurricanes (-121)
Petr Mrazek and the Carolina Hurricanes (35-22-4, 5th in the Metropolitan Division) play the Dallas Stars (36-20-6, 3rd in the Central Division) at PNC Arena on Tuesday, February 25, 2020. The line on this matchup has the Stars coming in at +110 and the Hurricanes are at -121. The O/U opens at 6. The Stars cover 56.7% of the time, having gone 34-26 SU. Carolina covers 53.6% of the time, going 30-26 straight up.
The Dallas Stars head into this game with a record of 36 wins and 20 defeats, putting them at 3rd in the Central Division. Thus far in the season, they have converted a total of 165 goals which has them ranked at 12th in the conference and 24th in the league. Their goal differential is +8, putting them at 14th in the league. The Stars have a total of 78 pts, which has them ranked at 7th in the league and 3rd in the West. In terms of shots at the opposition, they have a total of 1,886 which has them ranked at 11th in the conference and 23rd in the league. As a group, Dallas has a total of 1,292 hits which means they have an average of 20.8 per contest. They have a total of 796 blocks for the year. Protecting the net for Dallas is Ben Bishop from Denver, Colorado. He is 33 years old and has played 2,301 mins minding the net for the campaign. Bishop is surrendering an average of 2.45 goals against average which puts him at 5th among West goalies and 12th in the NHL among goaltenders. For the season, he's surrendered 94 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .922 which puts him at 5th among West goalies.
The Dallas Stars were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 2 - 1 victory against the Chicago Blackhawks in their last contest. The Stars didn't have a great showing offensively in the win. In this matchup, they converted 2 out of the 33 shots they put on goal. They also had 1 power play opportunity but didn't get a goal. Dallas had a total of 10 penalty minutes for this game. The Corsi for the Stars was 51 and the Corsi against was 42 telling us they have a Corsi percentage of 54.8%. Their Fenwick sat at 42 and the Fenwick against sat at 30, which tells us they had a rate of 58.3%. They earned 21 face-off wins at even strength and lost 24 tries to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 53.1% and they had a PDO of 106.1 for this game. In terms of their opponent's stats, the Chicago Blackhawks put up 32 shots. They ended the game with 2 penalty mins and they earned 5 power play opportunities.
The Hurricanes will be looking to get a victory in this matchup and for the campaign they sit with 35 victories and 22 defeats. In the matter of goal differential, they are ranked 5th in the East and 7th in the league with +24. They currently have a total of 196 goals for this season which puts them at 9th in the East. Carolina has a team save % of .904 which has them ranked 15th in the league, meaning scoring chances could present themselves. They have a team shooting percentage of 9.7% putting them at 10th in the Eastern Conference. In goal for Carolina is Petr Mrazek who is having an average campaign by giving up 2.71 GAA and that has him ranked 15th among Eastern Conference goalies and 25th among goalies in the NHL. In the 2,261 minutes he has played, he's allowed 102 goals. He has a save percentage of .904, which ranks him 24th among Eastern Conference goalies and 48th among goalies in the NHL.
The Carolina Hurricanes squared up with the Toronto Maple Leafs in a matchup where the Hurricanes took home the victory by a tally of 6 - 3. In this game, Carolina earned a 51.6% Corsi rating. They wound up with that percentage by having a Corsi of 48 while the opposition earned a Corsi of 45. Their Fenwick rate came in at 55.4% by way of having a Fenwick of 41 and the Maple Leafs having earned a 33 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Carolina played and they looked good in this game. Their PDO was 100.8 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 62.5%. The Hurricanes netted 6 goals of the 47 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 4 power play opportunities in this game and were able to net 2 out of those chances. Regarding their opponent, the Maple Leafs had 4 power play opportunities but were not able to notch a goal. Carolina allowed 26 shots on goal and the Maple Leafs racked up 15 penalty mins.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Carolina (-121) and under the total goals
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