Columbus Blue Jackets vs Dallas Stars Prediction, 3/4/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Columbus Blue Jackets vs Dallas Stars
Date: Thursday, March 4, 2021
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
TV: Fox Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Blue Jackets (+135) Stars (-162)
Anton Khudobin and the Dallas Stars (6-7-4) host the Columbus Blue Jackets (9-10-5) at American Airlines Center on Thursday. The line on this matchup has the Blue Jackets priced at +135 and the Stars are at -162. The total is set at 5.5.
The Blue Jackets came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 4-1 win against the Red Wings their last time on the ice. The Corsi for the Blue Jackets was 45 and the Corsi against when all was said and done was 28 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 61.6%. The offensive zone starts for them were at 64.7% and their PDO rating was 107.7 for this matchup. Columbus tallied 10 penalty minutes in this contest. The Blue Jackets had a good offensive performance and it was apparent in this win. Their Fenwick came in at 34 and the Fenwick Against sat at 19, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 64.2%. They had a tally of 18 face-off victories at even strength and were beaten on 23 attempts to gain puck control. Moreover, they had 5 chances on the power play and notched 1 goal. In the game, they netted 4 out of the 36 shots they put on goal.
The Blue Jackets have had 757 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .900. While at even strength, the Blue Jackets have allowed the opponent to score 61 goals while earning 54 on the offensive side of the ice. Columbus Blue Jackets opponents have 55 power play tries (28th in the league) and have scored 15 goals in those chances. For the season, they have tallied 23 points and their points percentage comes in at .479. Columbus has taken 698 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 9.3%. Regarding their scoring capabilities, the Columbus Blue Jackets have notched 65 goals (13th in hockey) this year and have surrendered 76. Columbus has 63 power play chances and they have tallied 11 goals out of those chances, earning them a rate of 17.46%.
The player between the pipes for this game is Joonas Korpisalo. The opposition has been able to score 385 goals against Korpisalo in his pro career and his goals against average per contest is 2.84. Korpisalo has participated in 145 contests over the course of his hockey career. He has a save percentage of .906 for his 8,126 mins between the pipes. He has a win-loss mark of 66-50-18 and he was named the starter in 133 games. Over the course of his career, Korpisalo has recorded 66 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .496. Korpisalo has seen 4,117 shot attempts against him and has amassed 3,732 saves.
When they were on the ice last, Dallas opposed the Lightning in a game where the Stars went home in defeat by a mark of 2-0. Their PDO at even strength was 92 and their percentage of oZS was 66.7%. They had 3 opportunities on the power play in this game but weren't able to score a goal. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 57.8% by way of having a Fenwick of 37 and the Lightning finishing with a 27 Fenwick. The Stars notched 0 goals of the 28 shots on goal they were seeking. Dallas had a 57.5% Corsi rating. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Dallas had and we'd say it was a below average outing in all.
The Stars have racked up 29 goals at even strength and 17 goals (10th in the league) while on the power play. Dallas has attempted 472 shots (31st in hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 9.75%, while allowing the other team 499 shots. So far this year, the Dallas Stars have earned a total of 46 goals, 16 points, and a points percentage of .471. They have a total of 64 chances on the power play and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 26.56%. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 78.13% on their oppositions 64 power play tries, and their save percentage is 91.0%. They have permitted 45 goals to be scored by way of 31 goals at even strength and 14 goals while they had less men on the ice.
Across the ice you will find Anton Khudobin in the crease. Khudobin has a career mark of 103-82-26 and has been in goal for 229 games. Khudobin's rate of quality starts sits at 58.4% and he has qualified for 122 quality starts in his professional career. He has racked up 5,880 saves out of 6,399 shots attempted, giving him a percentage of .919. Teams are averaging 2.46 goals per game and he has surrendered 519 goals in total. He has started in 209 contests and has played for a total of 12,655 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Dallas (-162)
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