Columbus Blue Jackets vs Dallas Stars Prediction, 4/15/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Columbus Blue Jackets vs Dallas Stars
Date: Thursday, April 15, 2021
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Blue Jackets (+153) Stars (-170)
Joonas Korpisalo and the Columbus Blue Jackets (15-20-9) are headed to American Airlines Center on Thursday where they'll meet the Dallas Stars (15-14-12). The Stars open this contest at -170 while the Blue Jackets are priced at +153. The O/U has been set at 5.
The Blue Jackets will need a bounce back game after taking a 4-3 defeat against the Blackhawks in the last game they played. Their offensive zone starts came in at 52.8% and their PDO rating was 98.9 for this matchup. They accrued 21 face-off victories at even strength and were beaten on 30 opportunities to take control of the puck. Their Fenwick was 42 and the Fenwick against was 40, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 51.2%. The Corsi for the Blue Jackets came in at 54 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 49 which means they had a Corsi rate of 52.4%. Columbus recorded 2 penalty minutes in this outing. Furthermore, they had 1 power play opportunity but weren't able to notch a goal. The Blue Jackets had a middle of the road showing in this loss. In the outing, they were able to notch a goal on 3 of the 33 shots they put on goal.
The Blue Jackets have had 1,401 shots attempted against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .899. At even strength, the Blue Jackets have allowed 118 goals while scoring 96 on offense. Columbus Blue Jackets opponents have earned 108 power play opportunities (28th in hockey) and have tallied 24 goals in those attempts. For the current campaign, they have tallied 39 points and their points percentage is sitting at .443. Columbus has tried 1,284 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 8.6%. Pertaining to their scoring, the Columbus Blue Jackets have notched 110 goals (24th in hockey) so far this year and have given up 142. Columbus has accounted for 100 power play opportunities and they have notched 14 goals out of those attempts, giving them a percentage of 14.00%.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Joonas Korpisalo. Korpisalo has been involved in 157 games during his pro hockey career. He has a win-loss record of 69-54-21 and he started in 144 games. The opposition has been able to score 417 goals versus Korpisalo in his pro hockey career and his goals against average per contest is 2.86. Korpisalo has seen 4,444 shot attempts taken against him and has amassed 4,027 total saves. His save percentage currently sits at .906 in his 8,741 minutes on the ice. Over the course of his pro career, Korpisalo has accumulated 71 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .493.
When they took the ice last, Dallas faced off against the Panthers in a game where the Stars went home in defeat by a mark of 3-2. They had a PDO at even strength of 100 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 46.2%. They had 3 power play attempts in this one but weren't able to score a goal. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 48.0% by way of having a Fenwick of 36 and the Panthers finishing with a 39 Fenwick at even strength. The Stars netted 2 goals of the 26 shots on goal they were seeking. Dallas earned a 48.5% Corsi rating. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Dallas had and you might say they will look for a better outcome in their next outing.
Over the course of the season, the Dallas Stars have earned a total of 112 goals, 42 points, in addition to a points percentage of .512. They have granted a total of 101 goals to be scored by way of 75 goals at even strength and 26 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Stars have earned 81 goals at even strength and 31 goals (9th in the league) while having a power play advantage. They have a total of 126 power play opportunities and they have a power play percentage of 24.60%. Dallas has tried 1,200 shots (26th in the league) and has earned a shooting percentage of 9.33%, while allowing their opponents 1,128 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 78.33% on their oppositions 120 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is currently 91.0%.
Across the ice you will find Anton Khudobin defending the net. Opponents are averaging 2.44 goals per game and he has yielded 547 goals overall. Khudobin's quality start percentage comes out to 58.1% and he has earned 129 quality starts in his pro career. He got the starting nod in 222 games and has played 13,431 mins. Khudobin is the owner of a career mark of 108-85-31 and has participated in 242 games. He has compiled 6,160 stops out of the 6,707 shots attempted, which gives him a save % of .918.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Columbus (+153)
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