Columbus Blue Jackets vs Dallas Stars Prediction, 4/17/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Columbus Blue Jackets vs Dallas Stars
Date: Saturday, April 17, 2021
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
TV: Bally Sports Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Blue Jackets (+152) Stars (-172)
Joonas Korpisalo and the Columbus Blue Jackets (15-21-9) head to American Airlines Center on Saturday where they'll meet the Dallas Stars (16-14-12). The Blue Jackets open this matchup at +152 while the Stars are priced at -172. The total opens at 5.5.
The Blue Jackets will look for better times on the ice after their 4-1 loss against the Stars in their previous outing. The Blue Jackets had a below average offensive performance in the defeat. For the game, they were able to notch a goal on 1 out of the 18 shots they put on net. Additionally, they had 1 opportunity with more players on the ice but weren't able to convert it into a goal. Columbus accounted for 2 penalty mins in this game. The Corsi for the Blue Jackets was 39 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 61 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 39.0%. Their Fenwick came in at 31 and the Fenwick against finished at 42, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 42.5%. They totaled 17 face-off wins when at even strength and lost on 32 opportunities to win the face-off. Their starts in the offensive zone were at 48.3% and their PDO was 92.5 for this one.
Columbus Blue Jackets opponents have recorded 109 power play tries (30th in pro hockey) and have racked up 24 goals in those attempts. The Blue Jackets have had 1,432 shots tried against them and have earned a save percentage of .898. Columbus has tried 1,302 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 8.5%. When at even strength, the Blue Jackets have surrendered 122 goals while having 97 of their own. Columbus comes into the game with 101 power play opportunities and they have added 14 goals out of those attempts, giving them a percentage of 13.86%. For the current season, they have scored 39 points and their points percentage comes in at .433. In regard to their goal scoring prowess, the Columbus Blue Jackets have tallied 111 goals (25th in pro hockey) so far this year and have surrendered 146.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Joonas Korpisalo. Over the course of his career, Korpisalo has recorded 71 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .493. His save percentage currently is at .906 in his 8,741 minutes on the ice. Korpisalo has had 4,444 shots against him and has recorded 4,027 total saves. The opposition has notched 417 goals versus Korpisalo in his career and his goals against rate is 2.86. He has earned a mark of 69-54-21 and he has gotten the start in 144 games. Korpisalo has been involved in 157 contests throughout his professional hockey career.
In their win over Columbus, Dallas had 1 power play opportunity in this matchup but weren't able to notch a goal. The Stars earned 4 goals out of the 31 shots on goal they pursued. They had a PDO at even strength of 108 and their percentage of oZS was 51.7%. Dallas wound up with a 61.0% Corsi rating. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Dallas had and they looked good in this game. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 57.5% by tallying a Fenwick of 42 and the Blue Jackets ending the game with a 31 Fenwick.
The Stars have accumulated 85 goals at even strength and 31 goals (9th in pro hockey) while having more men on the ice. Dallas has tried 1,231 shots (26th in professional hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 9.42%, while allowing the other team 1,146 shots. On the year, the Dallas Stars have earned a total of 116 goals, 44 points, as well as a points percentage of .524. They have a tally of 127 chances on the power play and they have accumulated a power play rate of 24.41%. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 78.51% on the other teams 121 tries on the power play, and their save percentage currently comes in at 91.1%. They have granted a total of 102 goals to be scored by way of 76 goals at even strength and 26 goals while they were shorthanded.
Across the rink you are going to see Anton Khudobin defending the goal. Khudobin has earned a career mark of 108-85-31 and has played in 242 games. Khudobin's quality start rate sits at 58.1% and he has qualified for 129 quality starting assignments in his pro career. He has accrued 6,160 stops out of 6,707 shots attempted against him, giving him a rate of .918. Opponents are averaging 2.44 goals per contest and he has given up 547 goals in total. He has made the start in 222 games and has played for a total of 13,431 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Columbus (+152)
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