Arizona Coyotes vs Dallas Stars Prediction, 12/6/2021 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Arizona Coyotes vs Dallas Stars
Date: Monday, December 6, 2021
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Coyotes (+245) Stars (-315)
American Airlines Center is the venue where Braden Holtby and the Dallas Stars (12-7-2) will play the Arizona Coyotes (5-17-2) on Monday. The Stars open this game at -315 while the Coyotes are coming in at +245. The total is set at 5.5.
The Coyotes were on the losing side of the ice with a 7-1 loss against the Golden Knights their last time on the ice. Their offensive zone starts were at 48.4% and they had a PDO of 83.2 in this game. They recorded 25 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 22 attempts to control the puck. Their Fenwick came in at 36 and the Fenwick against was 32, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 52.9%. The Corsi for the Coyotes came in at 47 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 41 which had their Corsi percentage coming in at 53.4%. Arizona accounted for 13 penalty mins in this matchup. They also had 3 power play opportunities but weren't able to make the most of them. The Coyotes could have played much better offensively in the loss. For the matchup, they tallied a score on 1 of the 30 shots they put on net.
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With regard to their goal scoring prowess, the Arizona Coyotes have accumulated 43 goals (31st in hockey) for the season and have surrendered 87. For the season, they have earned 12 points and their points percentage is sitting at .250. Arizona has 58 power play chances and they have scored 7 goals out of those attempts, giving them a rate of 12.07%. When at even strength, the Coyotes let the opposition score 65 goals while scoring 36 when they are on offense. Arizona has attempted 614 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 7.0%. The Coyotes have had 808 shots tried against them and have a save percentage of .892. Arizona Coyotes opponents have totaled 78 power play opportunities (6th in the league) and have racked up 22 goals in those chances.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Scott Wedgewood. In his professional hockey career, Wedgewood has tallied 19 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .422. His save percentage is .904 in his 2,896 mins guarding the cage. Wedgewood has seen 1,527 shots taken against him and has accrued 1,381 saves. The opposition has been able to score 146 goals against Wedgewood in his professional career and his goals against average is 3.03. He has amassed a mark of 13-24-10 and he has gotten the start in 45 games. Wedgewood has taken the ice for 52 games over the course of his NHL career.
In their last contest, Dallas faced the Blue Jackets in a matchup where the Stars ended up with the victory by a final of 3-2. Dallas wound up with a 61.8% Corsi rating. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Dallas played and you could say that they didn't play great, but weren't awful either. Their Fenwick rate was 57.1% with a Fenwick of 44 and the Blue Jackets ending the game with a 33 Fenwick. Their PDO at even strength was 99 and their percentage of oZS was 58.1%. The Stars recorded 3 goals of the 37 shots on goal they took. They had 1 opportunity on the power play in this contest but were not able to net one.
The Stars have tallied 44 goals at even strength and 15 goals (10th in pro hockey) while having a power play advantage. Dallas has tried 625 shots (30th in the NHL) and has a shot percentage of 9.44%, while allowing their opponents 643 shots. For the year, the Dallas Stars have tallied 59 goals, 26 points, and a points percentage of .619. They have a total of 57 power play chances and they have earned a power play rate of 26.32%. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 80.60% on their opponents 67 tries on the power play, and their save percentage currently sits at 91.1%. They have allowed 57 goals to be scored by of a combination of 44 goals at even strength and 13 goals while they were shorthanded.
On the other side of the ice you are going to see Braden Holtby defending the net. Holtby has a career record of 293-137-50 and has been in net for 500 games. Holtby's quality start rate is 57.3% and he has earned 280 quality starts in his NHL career. He has recorded 13,263 stops out of 14,496 shots tried, giving him a save percentage of .915. His opponents are averaging 2.58 goals/game and he has relinquished 1,233 goals overall. He has started in 489 contests and has played 28,689 minutes.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Arizona (+245)
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