Dallas Stars vs Carolina Hurricanes Prediction, 4/3/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Dallas Stars vs Carolina Hurricanes
Date: Saturday, April 3, 2021
Location: PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC
TV: NHL Network
Odds/Point Spread: Stars (+125) Hurricanes (-150)
PNC Arena is the site where James Reimer and the Carolina Hurricanes (24-8-3) will take on the Dallas Stars (12-12-10) on Saturday. The Stars open this contest at +125 while the Hurricanes are coming in at -150. The over/under opens at 6.5.
The Stars went home feeling good about their game by earning a 4-1 victory against the Predators in the last game they played. The Stars had a solid offensive outing in the win. In the matchup, they earned a goal on 4 out of the 31 shots they put on net. Moreover, they had 2 power play opportunities and were able to notch 1 goal. Dallas tallied 19 penalty minutes in this matchup. The Corsi for the Stars came in at 49 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 29 which had their Corsi rate coming in at 62.8%. Their Fenwick came in at 38 and the Fenwick against finished at 23, meaning the had a Fenwick percentage of 62.3%. They recorded 24 face-off wins at even strength and lost on 24 opportunities to win the puck. When starting in the offensive zone they were rated at 50.0% and they had a PDO of 103.7 for this one.
Regarding their goal scoring prowess, the Dallas Stars have racked up 94 goals (22nd in the NHL) on the campaign and have allowed 87. For the season, they sit with 34 points and their points percentage is .500. Dallas skates onto the rink with 110 power play opportunities and they have scored 27 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a percentage of 24.55%. At even strength, the Stars let the opposition score 63 goals while getting 67 themselves. Dallas has taken 1,014 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 9.3%. The Stars have had 908 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .904. Dallas Stars opponents have tallied 103 power play opportunities (23rd in hockey) and have scored 24 goals in those attempts.
The player between the pipes for this game is Anton Khudobin. The opposition has racked up 540 goals versus Khudobin in his professional career and his average for goals against per game is 2.46. Khudobin has participated in 238 contests over the course of his professional hockey career. His save percentage currently sits at .918 during his 13,183 minutes between the pipes. He has compiled an overall record of 106-85-29 and was named the starter in 218 games. Over the course of his career, Khudobin has earned 126 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .578. Khudobin has seen 6,596 shots taken against him and he has 6,056 saves.
In their last game, Carolina faced the Blackhawks in a matchup where the Hurricanes ended up with the win by a score of 4-3. They had a PDO at even strength of 96 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 45.7%. They had 1 power play chance in this outing but weren't able to score a goal. They had a Fenwick percentage of 62.7% with a Fenwick of 37 and the Blackhawks having racked up a 22 Fenwick at even strength. The Hurricanes netted 4 goals of the 31 shots on goal they tried. Carolina earned a 59.5% Corsi rate. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Carolina had and they looked good in this game.
On the year, the Carolina Hurricanes have earned a total of 113 goals, 51 points, in addition to a points percentage of .729. They have allowed 88 goals to be scored by way of 68 goals at even strength and 20 goals while they were shorthanded. The Hurricanes have tallied 81 goals at even strength and 32 goals (2nd in the NHL) while on the power play. They have a total of 108 chances on the power play and they have accumulated a power play rate of 29.63%. Carolina has taken 1,113 shots (7th in the league) and has a shooting percentage of 10.15%, while allowing their opponents 990 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 82.91% on their oppositions 117 power play tries, and their save percentage currently sits at 91.1%.
Across the ice you are going to see James Reimer protecting the goal. The opposition is averaging 2.79 goals/game and he has allowed 965 goals in total. Reimer's quality start rate comes out to 50.6% and he has accumulated 176 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. He has made the start in 348 games and has accumulated 20,726 mins. Reimer has earned a lifetime mark of 172-130-42 and has participated in 382 contests. He has accounted for 10,147 saves out of 11,112 shots tried, giving him a save % of .913.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Carolina (-150)
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