Columbus Blue Jackets vs Dallas Stars Prediction, 3/6/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Columbus Blue Jackets vs Dallas Stars
Date: Saturday, March 6, 2021
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
TV: Fox Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Blue Jackets (+127) Stars (-140)
American Airlines Center is the venue where Anton Khudobin and the Dallas Stars (6-8-4) will take on the Columbus Blue Jackets (10-10-5) on Saturday. The Blue Jackets open this matchup at +127 while the Stars are coming in at -140. The total opens at 5.
The Blue Jackets were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 3-2 win against the Stars in their previous game. The Corsi for the Blue Jackets was sitting at 40 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 52 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 43.5%. Their starts in the offensive zone sat at 45.0% and their PDO was 105.8 for this game. Columbus had 4 minutes in the box for this game. The Blue Jackets had a middle of the road offensive output in the win. Their Fenwick came in at 29 and the Fenwick against was 33, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 46.8%. They earned 17 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 23 attempts to win the face-off. Furthermore, they had 2 power play tries but weren't able to score. For the matchup, they tallied a score on 3 out of the 22 shots they tried.
The Blue Jackets have had 781 shots attempted against them and have earned a save percentage of .900. While playing at even strength, the Blue Jackets have conceded 63 goals while scoring 57 on offense. Columbus Blue Jackets opponents have 57 power play opportunities (28th in professional hockey) and have tallied 15 goals in those attempts. For the current campaign, the have a total of 25 points and their points percentage is sitting at .500. Columbus has tried 720 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 9.4%. Concerning their scoring capabilities, the Columbus Blue Jackets have accumulated 68 goals (13th in the National Hockey League) this season and have conceded 78. Columbus skates onto the rink with 65 power play chances and they have tallied 11 goals during those chances, garnering them a rate of 16.92%.
The man protecting the net in this game is Joonas Korpisalo. Opponents have scored 387 goals versus Korpisalo in his professional hockey career and his goals against rate is 2.84. Korpisalo has participated in 146 games during his NHL career. His save percentage currently sits at .907 for his 8,186 minutes played. He has amassed a mark of 67-50-18 and he was named the starter in 134 games. For his career, Korpisalo is sitting with 67 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .500. Korpisalo has seen 4,141 shots against him and has amassed 3,754 saves.
In their loss to Columbus, Dallas had a 56.5% Corsi rate. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Dallas had and you could say that they have had better days on the ice. Their Fenwick rate was 53.2% by way of having a Fenwick of 33 and the Blue Jackets earning a 29 Fenwick at even strength. Their PDO was 94 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 55.0%. The Stars scored 2 goals out of the 24 shots on goal they took. They had 2 chances on the power play in this one but didn't put one in the back of the net.
The Stars have earned 31 goals at even strength and 17 goals (11th in pro hockey) while having more men on the ice. Dallas has taken 496 shots (31st in hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 9.68%, while allowing their opponents 521 shots. On the year, the Dallas Stars have accounted for 48 goals, 16 points, in addition to a points percentage of .444. They have a total of 66 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play rate of 25.76%. They have a penalty kill rate of 78.79% on their opponents 66 chances on the power play, and their save percentage comes in at 90.8%. They have allowed 48 goals to be scored by way of 34 goals at even strength and 14 goals while they had less men on the ice.
For the opposition you are expected to see Anton Khudobin protecting the goal. Khudobin has accrued a lifetime record of 103-83-26 and has played in 230 games. Khudobin's quality start rate sits at 58.1% and he has accumulated 122 quality starting assignments in his pro career. He has compiled 5,899 stops out of the 6,421 shots tried, which gives him a percentage of .919. His opponents are averaging 2.46 goals/game and he has given up 522 goals overall. He got the starting nod in 210 contests and has played 12,715 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Dallas (-140)
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