Chicago Blackhawks vs Dallas Stars Prediction, 3/9/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Blackhawks vs Dallas Stars
Date: Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Blackhawks (+110) Stars (-130)
Anton Khudobin and the Dallas Stars (7-8-5) host the Chicago Blackhawks (13-8-5) at American Airlines Center on Tuesday. The Stars open this matchup at -130 while the Blackhawks are coming in at +110. The over/under is set at 5.5.
The Blackhawks had a rough game after their 6-3 loss against the Lightning their last time out. The Blackhawks offense showed they have some room for improvement in the defeat. For the game, they converted 3 of the 25 shots they attempted. Additionally, they had 4 power play opportunities and were able to net 1 goal. Chicago had 10 penalty minutes for this matchup. The Corsi for the Blackhawks came in at 36 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 44 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 45.0%. Their Fenwick was 25 and the Fenwick Against sat at 36, meaning the had a Fenwick percentage of 41.0%. They earned 25 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 17 opportunities to gain puck control. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 47.1% and their PDO rating was 103.6 in this game.
In relation to their scoring capabilities, the Chicago Blackhawks have earned 80 goals (5th in hockey) so far this season and have allowed 78. For the current campaign, they have tallied 31 points and their points percentage is .596. Chicago comes into the game with 77 power play opportunities and they have added 24 goals during those advantages, garnering them a rate of 31.17%. When at even strength, the Blackhawks have allowed the opponent to score 56 goals while notching 56 on the offensive side of the ice. Chicago has tried 793 shots and has a shot percentage of 10.1%. The Blackhawks have had 895 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .913. Chicago Blackhawks opponents have 80 power play opportunities (11th in the league) and have racked up 22 goals in those chances.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Kevin Lankinen. For his professional hockey career, Lankinen has accumulated 11 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .647. His save percentage currently is .919 during his 1,042 minutes between the pipes. Lankinen has seen 589 shots against him and has recorded 541 total saves. The opposition has scored 48 goals against Lankinen in his pro career and his goals against average per game is 2.76. He has accumulated a win-loss record of 9-4-4 and he was named the starter in 17 games. Lankinen has participated in 17 contests during his hockey career.
In their last contest, Dallas went up against the Predators in a game where the Stars were on the wrong end of the score by a tally of 4-3. Their PDO at even strength was 100 and they earned an oZS percentage of 72.6%. They had 3 attempts on the power play in this contest and scored 1 out of those tries. Their Fenwick rate came in at 66.1% by way of having a Fenwick of 39 and the Predators having a 20 Fenwick at even strength. The Stars tallied 3 goals of the 38 shots on goal they took. Dallas went home with a 62.7% Corsi rate. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Dallas had and it shows us they played like an average team.
Dallas has taken 560 shots (31st in professional hockey) and has a shot percentage of 10.00%, while allowing the other team 562 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 78.38% on their oppositions 74 power play tries, and their save percentage is 90.9%. They have recorded 74 power play chances and they have a power play rate of 25.68%. The Stars have racked up 37 goals at even strength and 19 goals (9th in professional hockey) while on the power play. They have allowed 51 goals to be scored by way of 35 goals at even strength and 16 goals while they were shorthanded. On the year, the Dallas Stars have tallied 56 goals, 19 points, as well as a points percentage of .475.
Across the rink you are expected to see Anton Khudobin in the crease. Khudobin has accumulated a lifetime mark of 103-83-26 and has participated in 230 games. Khudobin's rate of quality starts comes out to 58.1% and he has qualified for 122 quality starting assignments in his pro career. He has racked up 5,899 saves out of the 6,421 shots tried, giving him a percentage of .919. The opposition is averaging 2.46 goals per contest and he has surrendered 522 goals altogether. He has made the start in 210 games and has played 12,715 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Chicago (+110)
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