Dallas Stars vs Carolina Hurricanes Prediction, 1/31/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Dallas Stars vs Carolina Hurricanes
Date: Sunday, January 31, 2021
Location: PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC
TV: Fox Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Stars (+111) Hurricanes (-125)
Petr Mrazek and the Carolina Hurricanes (3-1-0) play the Dallas Stars (4-0-0) at PNC Arena on Sunday. The odds on this matchup have the Stars coming in at +111 and the Hurricanes are at -125. The over/under opens at 5.5.
The Stars went home feeling good about their game by earning a 7 - 3 win over the Red Wings in their last contest. The Stars had a great offensive game plan going into this one and it showed in the win. In the matchup, they scored on 7 out of the 29 shots they put on net. In addition, they had 3 power play opportunities and netted 1 goal out of those chances. Dallas earned 14 penalty mins in this outing. The Corsi for the Stars sat at 38 and the Corsi against was 35 which tells us they had a Corsi percentage of 52.1%. Their Fenwick sat at 31 while the Fenwick against sat at 21, which means they earned a rate of 59.6%. They earned 22 face-off wins and lost 22 of all total face-offs. Their offensive zone starts came in at 58.1% and they had a PDO of 110.7 in this game. With regard to the opposition's stats, the Detroit Red Wings racked up a total of 23 shots. They had a total of 6 penalty mins and they tallied 7 power play attempts.
When it comes to their goal scoring prowess, the Dallas Stars have racked up 19 goals (20th in the league) so far this season and have given up 6. For the current campaign, they have racked up 8 points and their points % is 1.000. Dallas skates onto the rink with 19 power play chances and they have notched 10 goals during those advantages, giving them a rate of 52.63%. While playing at even strength, the Stars have surrendered 4 goals while earning 8 on offense. Dallas has tried 101 shots and has a shooting percentage of 18.8%. The Stars have had 95 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .937. Dallas Stars opponents have amassed 19 power play tries (27th in professional hockey) and have racked up 2 goals in those chances.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Anton Khudobin. Over the course of his pro career, Khudobin has 118 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .587. He has a save percentage of .919 in his 12,225 mins guarding the cage. Khudobin has seen 6,159 shot attempts taken against him and he has 5,663 total saves. The opposition has been able to score 496 goals versus Khudobin in his NHL career and his goals against rate is 2.43. He has earned an overall mark of 102-76-25 and he has started in 201 games. Khudobin has been involved in 221 games over the course of his hockey career.
The Hurricanes opposed the Lightning in a matchup where the Hurricanes ended up with the win by a final score of 1 - 0. Carolina had a 50.0% Corsi rating. They got to that percentage by earning a Corsi of 57 and they gave up a Corsi of 57. They had a Fenwick percentage of 51.1% with a Fenwick of 47 and the Lightning earning a 45 Fenwick. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Carolina played and it could be said that this team has had better games. They had a PDO at even strength of 103.1 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 47.8%. The Hurricanes netted 1 goal of the 35 shots on goal they attempted. They had 4 power play chances in this game but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. Regarding their opponent, the Lightning had 3 power play chances but weren't able to put the puck in the net. Carolina conceded 32 shots on goal and the Lightning ended up with 8 minutes in the box.
The Hurricanes have accumulated 7 goals at even strength and 3 goals (26th in the NHL) while on the power play. Carolina has taken 133 shots (29th in pro hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 7.52%, while allowing the other team 100 shots. So far this season, the Carolina Hurricanes have earned a total of 10 goals, 6 points, as well as a points percentage of .750. They have earned 16 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play rate of 18.75%. They have a penalty kill percentage of 91.67% on their oppositions 12 power play chances, and their save percentage comes in at 7.5%. They have permitted 6 goals to be scored by way of 5 goals at even strength and 1 goal while they were shorthanded.
On the other side of the ice you will find Petr Mrazek protecting the net. Teams are averaging 2.60 goals per contest and he has surrendered 648 goals altogether. Mrazek's percentage of quality starts comes out to 51.9% and he has accumulated 125 quality starting assignments in his professional career. He has made the start in 241 games and has played for a total of 14,956 mins. Mrazek has accumulated a lifetime mark of 124-95-28 and has been in goal for 266 games. He has accrued 6,600 stops out of 7,248 shots tried, giving him a save percentage of .911.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Carolina (-125)
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