Dallas Stars vs Arizona Coyotes Prediction, 1/2/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Dallas Stars vs Arizona Coyotes
Date: Sunday, January 2, 2022
Location: Gila River Arena in Glendale, AZ
TV: Fox Sports Arizona
The Dallas Stars (15-12-2) are headed to Gila River Arena on Sunday where they will compete against the Arizona Coyotes (6-21-3).
The Dallas Stars went home feeling good about their game by earning a 7-4 win against the Wild in their previous contest. The Stars had a great offensive game plan going into this one and it showed in this win. For the game, they scored on 7 out of the 29 shots they tried. Additionally, they had 4 attempts on the power play and were able to net 1 goal. Dallas compiled 10 penalty mins in this game.
The Stars have had 882 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .905. When at even strength, the Stars have surrendered 66 goals while notching 58 as an offensive unit. Dallas Stars opponents have totaled 88 power play opportunities (17th in the NHL) and have come away with 18 goals in those attempts. For the year, they have recorded 32 points and their points percentage is sitting at .552. Dallas has taken 866 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 9.4%. When discussing their goal scoring prowess, the Dallas Stars have notched 81 goals (26th in the National Hockey League) on the year and have allowed 84. Dallas skates onto the rink with 86 power play opportunities and they have added 23 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a percentage of 26.74%.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Braden Holtby. In his career, Holtby has earned 282 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .572. His save percentage currently is at .915 for his 28,925 minutes on the ice. Holtby has seen 14,618 shot attempts against him and has accrued 13,374 total saves. Opponents have racked up 1,244 goals versus Holtby in his pro hockey career and his goals against average per game is 2.58. He has earned a mark of 294-140-50 and he has gotten the start in 493 games. Holtby has been in net for 504 games throughout his NHL career.
In their last outing, Arizona opposed the Sharks in a game where the Coyotes ended up taking the loss by a final of 8-7. They had 3 attempts on the power play in this outing and converted 2 goals out of those chances. The Coyotes netted 7 goals out of the 46 shots on goal they pursued.
The Coyotes have scored 52 goals at even strength and 11 goals (32nd in pro hockey) while having more men on the ice. Arizona has taken 792 shots (31st in hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 7.95%, while allowing their opponents 986 shots. For the season, the Arizona Coyotes have tallied 63 goals, 15 points, in addition to a points percentage of .250. They have a total of 75 opportunities on the power play and they have a power play rate of 14.67%. They have a penalty kill rate of 71.00% on the other teams 100 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage is currently 88.4%. They have allowed 114 goals to be scored by of a combination of 85 goals at even strength and 29 goals while they had less men on the ice.
For the opposition you are likely to see Scott Wedgewood in net. The opposition is averaging 3.15 goals per game and he has surrendered 168 goals altogether. Wedgewood's quality start rate sits at 38.0% and he has 19 quality starts in his career. He has been a starter 50 games and has played 3,199 mins. Wedgewood has accrued a career mark of 14-27-11 and has participated in 57 games. He has compiled 1,503 stops out of 1,671 shots attempted, which gives him a save % of .899.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Arizona
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