Chicago Blackhawks vs Dallas Stars Prediction, 2/7/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Blackhawks vs Dallas Stars
Date: Sunday, February 7, 2021
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Blackhawks (+145) Stars (-175)
Anton Khudobin and the Dallas Stars (5-2-1) play the Chicago Blackhawks (4-4-4) at American Airlines Center on Sunday. The Blackhawks open this matchup at +145 while the Stars are coming in at -175. The O/U is set at 6.5.
The Blackhawks were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 6-4 win against the Hurricanes in their previous contest. The Corsi for the Blackhawks was sitting at 44 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 57 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 43.6%. When starting in the offensive zone they sat at 60.0% and their PDO rating was 99.3 for this one. Chicago compiled 10 mins in the box in this contest. The Blackhawks had a impressive offensive performance in this victory. Their Fenwick came in at 31 and the Fenwick against finished at 37, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 45.6%. They amassed 16 face-off victories at even strength and lost on 36 opportunities to take control of the puck. In addition, they had 5 chances with the advantage and were able to net 3 goals. In the game, they converted 6 of the 35 shots they put on goal.
The Blackhawks have had 410 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .910. When playing at even strength, the Blackhawks have conceded 29 goals while scoring 20 of their own. Chicago Blackhawks opponents have earned 42 power play opportunities (8th in pro hockey) and have come away with 8 goals in those attempts. For the year, they have 12 points and their points percentage is sitting at .500. Chicago has taken 375 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 9.3%. Pertaining to their scoring, the Chicago Blackhawks have tallied 35 goals (10th in the league) on the year and have allowed 37. Chicago comes into the game with 37 power play chances and they have notched 14 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a rate of 37.84%.
The player in the crease for this game is Kevin Lankinen. Lankinen has been in goal for 8 games over the course of his NHL career. He has compiled a record of 4-1-3 and he was named the starter in 8 games. Opponents have racked up 19 goals against Lankinen in his NHL career and his goals against average per contest is 2.32. Lankinen has had 265 shots against him and has garnered 246 total saves. He has a save percentage of .928 for his 491 minutes played. In his career, Lankinen has recorded 6 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .750.
Their last time out, Dallas squared up with the Blue Jackets in an outing where the Stars ended up losing by a score of 4-3. They had 3 chances on the power play in this matchup and netted 1 out of those chances. The Stars notched 3 goals of the 28 shots on goal they tried. Their PDO was 91 and their oZS percentage was 53.6%. Dallas went home with a 59.8% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Dallas had and we'd say they played an average game. Their Fenwick percentage was 57.4% by tallying a Fenwick of 39 and the Blue Jackets having earned a 29 Fenwick.
On the year, the Dallas Stars have a total of 32 goals, 11 points, in addition to a points percentage of .688. They have permitted 20 goals to be scored by way of 12 goals at even strength and 7 goals while they were shorthanded. The Stars have 17 goals at even strength and 14 goals (4th in the league) while on the power play. They have a tally of 35 chances on the power play and they have a power play percentage of 40.00%. Dallas has put up 202 shots (31st in hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 15.84%, while allowing their opponents 212 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 80.00% on their opponents 35 power play tries, and their save percentage is 15.8%.
Across the rink you are likely to see Anton Khudobin in net. He has recorded 5,733 saves out of the 6,240 shots attempted against him, which gives him a save % of .919. Khudobin holds a career record of 102-78-26 and has participated in 224 contests. He has made the start in 204 games and has played for a total of 12,379 minutes. Khudobin's percentage of quality starts is 58.3% and he has 119 quality starting assignments in his professional career. His opponents are averaging 2.46 goals per game and he has allowed 507 goals altogether.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Dallas (-175) and under 6.5 goals
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