Dallas Stars vs Carolina Hurricanes Prediction, 4/4/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Dallas Stars vs Carolina Hurricanes
Date: Sunday, April 4, 2021
Location: PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Stars (+125) Hurricanes (-167)
James Reimer and the Carolina Hurricanes (24-8-3) host the Dallas Stars (12-12-10) at PNC Arena on Sunday. The line on this game has the Stars priced at +125 and the Hurricanes are at -167. The over/under opens at 5.5.
The Stars will head into their next game feeling good after earning a 4-1 victory over the Predators in the last game they played. The offensive zone starts for them sat at 50.0% and they had a PDO of 103.7 in this game. They had 24 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 24 attempts to win the puck. Their Fenwick came in at 38 and the Fenwick against was 23, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 62.3%. The Corsi for the Stars was 49 and the Corsi against was at 29 which had their Corsi percentage coming in at 62.8%. Dallas accumulated 19 mins in the box for this game. Additionally, they had 2 power play tries and were able to notch 1 goal. The Stars had a impressive offensive output in the win. For the game, they netted 4 out of the 31 shots they launched.
The Stars have had 908 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .904. At even strength, the Stars let the opposition score 63 goals while earning 67 themselves. Dallas Stars opponents have totaled 103 power play opportunities (24th in the league) and have scored 24 goals in those attempts. For the current season, they have accumulated 34 points and their points percentage is sitting at .500. Dallas has attempted 1,014 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 9.3%. In relation to their goal scoring prowess, the Dallas Stars have earned 94 goals (24th in pro hockey) on the season and have surrendered 87. Dallas steps onto the ice with 110 power play chances and they have notched 27 goals during those chances, garnering them a rate of 24.55%.
The man protecting the net in this game is Jake Oettinger. Opponents have notched 36 goals versus Oettinger in his career and his goals against average is 2.34. Oettinger has participated in 17 games over the course of his NHL career. He has a save percentage of .909 during his 925 mins played. He has a mark of 5-3-6 and got the start in 14 games. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Oettinger is sitting with 6 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .429. Oettinger has had 395 shots taken against him and has recorded 359 total saves.
The last time they were on the ice, Carolina played the Blackhawks in a game where the Hurricanes notched a victory by a mark of 4-3. They had 1 power play attempt in this outing but didn't put one in the back of the net. The Hurricanes had 4 goals out of the 31 shots on goal they pursued. They had a PDO of 96 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 45.7%. Carolina wrapped up this game with a 59.5% Corsi rating. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Carolina had and it was a good performance overall. Their Fenwick rate was 62.7% with a Fenwick of 37 and the Blackhawks ending the game with a 22 Fenwick at even strength.
Carolina has attempted 1,113 shots (10th in the NHL) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 10.15%, while allowing their opponents 990 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 82.91% on their opponents 117 tries on the power play, and their save percentage is 91.1%. They have a total of 108 power play chances and they have a power play rate of 29.63%. The Hurricanes have accumulated 81 goals at even strength and 32 goals (3rd in professional hockey) while on the power play. They have allowed 88 goals to be scored by way of 68 goals at even strength and 20 goals while they were shorthanded. Over the course of the season, the Carolina Hurricanes have earned 113 goals, 51 points, as well as a points percentage of .729.
Across the ice you will find James Reimer protecting the net. Opponents are averaging 2.79 goals per contest and he has yielded 965 goals altogether. Reimer's rate of quality starts sits at 50.6% and he has 176 quality starts in his pro career. He has made the start in 348 games and has played 20,726 mins. Reimer holds a career record of 172-130-42 and has been in net for 382 games. He has accounted for 10,147 stops out of the 11,112 shots tried, giving him a save percentage of .913.
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Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Carolina (-167) and under 5.5 goals
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