Chicago Blackhawks vs Dallas Stars Prediction, 3/11/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Blackhawks vs Dallas Stars
Date: Thursday, March 11, 2021
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
TV: Fox Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Blackhawks (+122) Stars (-135)
Kevin Lankinen and the Chicago Blackhawks (13-9-5) travel to American Airlines Center on Thursday where they'll take on the Dallas Stars (8-8-5). The Stars open this matchup at -135 while the Blackhawks are priced at +122. The total is set at 5.5.
The Blackhawks will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 6-1 defeat against the Stars the last time they stepped on the ice. When starting in the offensive zone they were rated at 51.6% and they had a PDO at even strength of 88.6 for this game. They accumulated 18 face-off victories when at even strength and lost on 31 opportunities to gain puck control. Their Fenwick was 23 and the Fenwick Against sat at 38, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 37.7%. The Corsi for the Blackhawks sat at 32 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 48 meaning they had a Corsi rate of 40.0%. Chicago compiled 9 mins in the box in this game. Furthermore, they had 2 chances with extra men on the ice but weren't able to make the most of them. The Blackhawks offense left a lot to be desired in the loss. In the game, they converted 1 of the 22 shots they attempted.
The Blackhawks have had 932 shots attempted against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .910. When at even strength, the Blackhawks have allowed the opponent to score 61 goals while earning 57 themselves. Chicago Blackhawks opponents have totaled 83 power play tries (11th in the NHL) and have a total of 23 goals in those chances. For the year, they have accumulated 31 points and their points % is .574. Chicago has taken 815 shots and has a shooting percentage of 9.9%. With regard to their scoring, the Chicago Blackhawks have racked up 81 goals (9th in the NHL) this year and have conceded 84. Chicago steps onto the ice with 79 power play chances and they have notched 24 goals during those chances, garnering them a rate of 30.38%.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Kevin Lankinen. Over the course of his career, Lankinen has 11 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .647. He has a save percentage of .919 for his 1,042 mins on the ice. Lankinen has seen 589 shot attempts against him and he has 541 total saves. Opponents have racked up 48 goals versus Lankinen in his pro career and his average for goals against per game is 2.76. He has an overall record of 9-4-4 and he has started in 17 games. Lankinen has been involved in 17 contests over the course of his hockey career.
In their win over Chicago, Dallas earned a 60.0% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Dallas had and it tells us that they played really well in this game. They had a Fenwick percentage of 62.3% by notching a Fenwick of 38 and the Blackhawks having racked up a 23 Fenwick. They had a PDO of 111 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 48.4%. The Stars netted 6 goals out of the 37 shots on goal they took. They had 3 power play chances in this matchup and netted 1 out of those chances.
On the campaign, the Dallas Stars have tallied 62 goals, 21 points, in addition to a points percentage of .500. They have allowed 52 goals to be scored by of a combination of 36 goals at even strength and 16 goals while they were shorthanded. The Stars have accumulated 42 goals at even strength and 20 goals (10th in hockey) while on the power play. They have a total of 77 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 25.97%. Dallas has taken 597 shots (31st in hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 10.39%, while allowing the opposition 584 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 78.95% on their oppositions 76 power play tries, and their save percentage comes in at 91.1%.
Across the ice you will find Anton Khudobin patrolling the crease. He has recorded 5,920 saves out of the 6,443 shots taken, giving him a save percentage of .919. Khudobin has earned a lifetime mark of 104-83-26 and has been in goal for 231 games. He has started in 211 games and has racked up 12,775 minutes. Khudobin's quality start percentage is 58.3% and he has earned 123 quality starting assignments in his career. His opposition is averaging 2.46 goals per contest and he has allowed 523 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Chicago (+122)
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