Dallas Stars vs Chicago Blackhawks Prediction, 4/6/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Dallas Stars vs Chicago Blackhawks
Date: Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Location: United Center in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Stars (-110) Blackhawks (+100)
United Center is the site where Kevin Lankinen and the Chicago Blackhawks (17-17-5) will take on the Dallas Stars (13-13-10) on Tuesday. The Stars open this matchup at -110 while the Blackhawks are coming in at +100. The total has been set at 5.5.
The Stars will look to clean up some issues after taking a 1-0 loss against the Hurricanes in their last game. The Stars offense left a lot to be desired in this loss. In the game, they ended the night with no scores out of the 28 shots they looked to score on. Additionally, they had 1 power play opportunity but weren't able to make the most of that try. Dallas accumulated 2 penalty minutes for this matchup. The Corsi for the Stars came in at 47 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 73 which had their Corsi percentage coming in at 39.2%. Their Fenwick was 33 and the Fenwick against finished at 54, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 37.9%. They accrued 20 face-off victories when at even strength and were beaten on 28 opportunities to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts were at 67.3% and they had a PDO of 97.3 in this game.
The Stars have had 989 shots tried against them and have a save percentage of .909. When at even strength, the Stars have allowed 66 goals while getting 69 on the offensive side of the ice. Dallas Stars opponents have 105 power play tries (23rd in pro hockey) and have tallied 24 goals in those chances. For the current campaign, they have tallied 36 points and their points percentage comes in at .500. Dallas has tried 1,067 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 9.1%. In terms of their scoring, the Dallas Stars have accounted for 97 goals (22nd in the league) over the course of the season and have given up 90. Dallas has tallied 112 power play chances and they have added 28 goals out of those chances, garnering them a percentage of 25.00%.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Jake Oettinger. During his career on the ice, Oettinger has accounted for 8 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .500. He has a save percentage of .918 in his 1,043 minutes between the pipes. Oettinger has had 476 shot attempts taken against him and has recorded 437 saves. Opponents have tallied 39 goals versus Oettinger in his pro career and his average for goals against per game is 2.24. He has accumulated a win-loss record of 6-4-6 and got the start in 16 games. Oettinger has been in goal for 19 contests over the course of his pro hockey career.
When they took the ice last, Chicago squared up with the Predators in a game where the Blackhawks ended up taking the loss by a final of 3-0. Chicago had a 60.9% Corsi rate. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Chicago played and it could be said that this team has had better games. Their Fenwick rate came in at 65.3% by way of having a Fenwick of 47 and the Predators having racked up a 25 Fenwick at even strength. Their PDO at even strength was 94 and their oZS percentage was 67.9%. The Blackhawks recorded 0 goals out of the 41 shots on goal they attempted. They had 4 attempts on the power play in this game but weren't able to score a goal.
Chicago has taken 1,138 shots (11th in pro hockey) and has a shot percentage of 9.40%, while allowing their opponents 1,310 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 73.64% on their oppositions 110 power play opportunities, and their save percentage comes in at 90.8%. They have earned 120 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 25.83%. The Blackhawks have 76 goals at even strength and 31 goals (5th in professional hockey) while on the power play. They have permitted 120 goals to be scored by of a combination of 91 goals at even strength and 29 goals while they were shorthanded. On the campaign, the Chicago Blackhawks have 107 goals, 39 points, and a points percentage of .500.
For the opposition you will find Kevin Lankinen patrolling the crease. His opponents are averaging 2.72 goals per contest and he has relinquished 74 goals in total. Lankinen's percentage of quality starts sits at 59.3% and he has earned 16 quality starts in his pro hockey career. He has been a starter 27 games and has been on the ice for 1,634 minutes. Lankinen has earned a career mark of 13-10-4 and has played in 27 games. He has tallied 830 stops out of the 904 shots attempted, giving him a save percentage of .918.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Chicago (+100)
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