Dallas Stars vs Carolina Hurricanes Prediction, 1/30/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Dallas Stars vs Carolina Hurricanes
Date: Saturday, January 30, 2021
Location: PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Stars (+105) Hurricanes (-125)
PNC Arena is the site where Petr Mrazek and the Carolina Hurricanes (3-1-0) will play the Dallas Stars (4-0-0) on Saturday. The Stars open this contest at +105 while the Hurricanes are priced at -125. The O/U has been set at 5.5.
The Stars were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 7 - 3 win over the Red Wings in their previous game. The Stars had a impressive offensive outing in this win. For the outing, they netted 7 out of the 29 shots they looked to score on. They also had 3 power play chances and were able to score 1 goal out of those attempts. Dallas earned 14 penalty mins in this matchup. The Corsi for the Stars sat at 38 and the Corsi against was 35 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 52.1%. Their Fenwick was 31 and the Fenwick against at even strength was 21, telling us they have a rate of 59.6%. They took 22 face-off wins and lost 22 tries to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 58.1% and they had a PDO of 110.7 in this game. Concerning opponent stats, the Detroit Red Wings earned 23 shots. They finished with a total of 6 penalty mins and they notched 7 power play opportunities.
The Stars have had 95 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .937. When at even strength, the Stars have allowed the opponent to score 4 goals while notching 8 of their own. Dallas Stars opponents have earned 19 power play opportunities (26th in the NHL) and have earned 2 goals in those attempts. For the current season, they have scored 8 points and their points percentage is sitting at 1.000. Dallas has taken 101 shots and holds a shot percentage of 18.8%. Pertaining to their goal scoring prowess, the Dallas Stars have notched 19 goals (20th in the National Hockey League) so far this season and have conceded 6. Dallas has accumulated 19 power play chances and they have notched 10 goals out of those advantages, garnering them a rate of 52.63%.
The man in goal for this game is Anton Khudobin. In his professional hockey career, Khudobin has accounted for 118 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .587. His save percentage is at .919 during his 12,225 mins between the pipes. Khudobin has seen 6,159 shots against him and has accrued 5,663 total saves. The opposition has racked up 496 goals against Khudobin in his NHL career and his goals against average per contest is 2.43. He has a win-loss mark of 102-76-25 and he has gotten the start in 201 games. Khudobin has been involved in 221 contests during his professional hockey career.
The Hurricanes squared up with the Lightning in an outing where the Hurricanes notched a victory by a score of 1 - 0. Carolina had a 50.0% Corsi rating. They wound up with that percentage by having a Corsi of 57 and they gave up a Corsi of 57. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 51.1% by earning a Fenwick of 47 and the Lightning having earned a 45 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Carolina had and it tells us that they didn't have their best game. Their PDO was 103.1 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 47.8%. The Hurricanes scored 1 goal of the 35 shots on goal they took. They had 4 power play opportunities in this game but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. Concerning the opposition, the Lightning had 3 power play opportunities but were not able to notch a goal. Carolina gave up 32 shots on goal and the Lightning earned a total of 8 penalty mins.
The Hurricanes have earned 7 goals at even strength and 3 goals (25th in hockey) while having more men on the ice. Carolina has attempted 133 shots (29th in pro hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 7.52%, while allowing the other team 100 shots. On the campaign, the Carolina Hurricanes are sitting with 10 goals, 6 points, as well as a points percentage of .750. They have a total of 16 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play rate of 18.75%. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 91.67% on their oppositions 12 tries on the power play, and their save percentage is 7.5%. They have allowed 6 goals to be scored by of a combination of 5 goals at even strength and 1 goal while they had less men on the ice.
Across the rink you are likely to see Petr Mrazek between the pipes. Teams are averaging 2.60 goals per contest and he has surrendered 648 goals altogether. Mrazek's percentage of quality starts comes in at 51.9% and he has qualified for 125 quality starting assignments in his hockey career. He has made the start in 241 games and has played 14,956 mins. Mrazek is sitting with a career mark of 124-95-28 and has participated in 266 games. He has tallied 6,600 stops out of the 7,248 shots tried, giving him a rate of .911.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Dallas (+105)
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