Carolina Hurricanes vs Dallas Stars Prediction, 4/26/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Carolina Hurricanes vs Dallas Stars
Date: Monday, April 26, 2021
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Hurricanes (-133) Stars (+110)
American Airlines Center is the site where Anton Khudobin and the Dallas Stars (20-15-12) will play the Carolina Hurricanes (31-10-6) on Monday. The Hurricanes open this contest at -133 while the Stars are priced at +110. The total is set at 5.5.
The Hurricanes will look to clean up some issues after taking a 4-3 defeat against the Panthers in their previous contest. The Corsi for the Hurricanes came in at 27 and the Corsi against when all was said and done was 51 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 34.6%. When starting in the offensive zone they came in at 25.9% and they had a PDO of 106.7 for this matchup. Carolina accrued 10 mins in the box in this matchup. The Hurricanes had an average offensive performance in this loss. Their Fenwick came in at 20 and the Fenwick against finished at 38, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 34.5%. They amassed 29 face-off wins when at even strength and lost on 18 opportunities to win the puck. They also had 5 power play tries and scored 1 goal. For the matchup, they converted 3 of the 19 shots they put on net.
Carolina Hurricanes opponents have tallied 155 power play opportunities (3rd in pro hockey) and have tallied 24 goals in those attempts. The Hurricanes have had 1,342 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .917. Carolina has taken 1,512 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 9.9%. At even strength, the Hurricanes have allowed 88 goals while notching 110 of their own. Carolina comes into tonight with 143 power play opportunities and they have scored 39 goals out of those tries, giving them a percentage of 27.27%. For the season, they have scored 68 points and their points percentage is .723. With regard to their goal scoring prowess, the Carolina Hurricanes have accumulated 149 goals (10th in the league) so far this year and have allowed 112.
The man in net for this game is Petr Mrazek. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Mrazek has accrued 129 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .522. His save percentage is .911 in his 15,266 mins guarding the cage. Mrazek has had 7,396 shots against him and has amassed 6,738 saves. Opponents have racked up 658 goals against Mrazek in his pro career and his goals against rate is 2.59. He has accumulated a record of 127-95-30 and he has started in 247 games. Mrazek has been in net for 272 contests over the course of his pro hockey career.
When they took the ice last, Dallas faced the Red Wings in an outing where the Stars ended up with the victory by a mark of 2-1. They had 4 chances on the power play in this matchup but weren't able to score a goal. The Stars earned 2 goals out of the 52 shots on goal they attempted. They had a PDO of 98 and their percentage of oZS was 70.0%. Dallas wrapped up this game with a 67.4% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Dallas had and it tells us that they didn't have their best game. Their Fenwick rate was 69.3% by notching a Fenwick of 52 and the Red Wings finishing with a 23 Fenwick at even strength.
Dallas has attempted 1,421 shots (11th in hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 9.36%, while allowing their opponents 1,256 shots. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 79.53% on their oppositions 127 power play opportunities, and their save percentage comes in at 90.8%. They have recorded 142 opportunities on the power play and they have earned a power play rate of 23.94%. The Stars have earned 99 goals at even strength and 34 goals (7th in pro hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have allowed 115 goals to be scored by of a combination of 89 goals at even strength and 26 goals while they had less men on the ice. For the season, the Dallas Stars are sitting with 133 goals, 52 points, as well as a points percentage of .553.
Across the ice you are expected to see Anton Khudobin defending the goal. He has recorded 6,202 saves out of 6,755 shots attempted, giving him a save percentage of .918. Khudobin is the owner of a lifetime mark of 110-85-31 and has participated in 245 games. He has been a starter 225 contests and has played for a total of 13,577 minutes. Khudobin's percentage of quality starts is 58.2% and he has qualified for 131 quality starts in his hockey career. His opposition is averaging 2.44 goals/game and he has surrendered 553 goals in total.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Dallas (+110) and under 5.5 goals
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