Dallas Stars vs Columbus Blue Jackets Prediction, 2/2/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Dallas Stars vs Columbus Blue Jackets
Date: Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Location: Nationwide Arena in Columbus, OH
TV: Fox Sports Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Stars (-105) Blue Jackets (-111)
Anton Khudobin and the Dallas Stars (4-1-1) are headed to Nationwide Arena on Tuesday where they'll take on the Columbus Blue Jackets (4-3-3). The Stars open this game at -105 while the Blue Jackets are priced at -111. The over/under is set at 5.5.
The Stars will look for better times on the ice after their 4 - 3 loss to the Hurricanes in their last game. The Stars had an average offensive output in the loss. For the game, they netted 3 out of the 29 shots they attempted. Moreover, they had 5 power play opportunities but weren't able to score. Dallas earned 10 penalty mins for this game. The Corsi for the Stars sat at 38 and the Corsi against was 43 which tells us they had a Corsi percentage of 46.9%. Their Fenwick was 30 and the Fenwick against sat at 35, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 46.2%. They earned 20 face-off wins at even strength and lost 25 tries to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 44.6% and they had a PDO at even strength of 110.6 for this game. Concerning opponent stats, the Carolina Hurricanes earned 40 shots. They had a total of 10 penalty mins and they had 5 power play opportunities.
Dallas Stars opponents have earned 29 power play opportunities (20th in the league) and have a total of 6 goals in those chances. The Stars have had 161 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .919. Dallas has taken 141 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 16.3%. While at even strength, the Stars have allowed the opponent to score 6 goals while scoring 11 when they are on offense. Dallas comes into the game with 30 power play chances and they have tallied 11 goals out of those tries, earning them a percentage of 36.67%. For the season, they have 9 points and their points % is .750. Concerning their scoring capabilities, the Dallas Stars have accounted for 23 goals (19th in the league) on the campaign and have allowed 13.
The man protecting the net in this game is Anton Khudobin. For his professional hockey career, Khudobin has accumulated 3 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .600. His save percentage is at .922 for his 276 mins between the pipes. Khudobin has had 128 shot attempts taken against him and has recorded 118 total saves. Opponents have tallied 10 goals versus Khudobin in his professional hockey career and his goals against rate is 2.17. He has compiled an overall record of 3-1-1 and he was named the starter in 5 games. Khudobin has played in 5 contests during his hockey career.
The Blue Jackets went up against the Blackhawks in an outing where the Blue Jackets took the defeat by a tally of 3 - 1. Columbus earned a 49.4% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by earning a Corsi of 44 while they conceded a Corsi of 45. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 50.0% with a Fenwick of 32 and the Blackhawks having a 32 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Columbus had and you could say that they have had better days on the ice. Their PDO at even strength was 93.0 and their percentage of oZS was 54.5%. The Blue Jackets netted 1 goal of the 33 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 2 power play opportunities in this one but weren't able to notch a goal. As for their opponent, the Blackhawks had 2 power play attempts but were not able to score a goal. Columbus gave way to 36 shots on goal and the Blackhawks earned a total of 6 penalty mins.
The Blue Jackets have earned 19 goals at even strength and 3 goals (27th in the NHL) while on the power play. Columbus has taken 293 shots (8th in professional hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 7.85%, while allowing the opposition 335 shots. Over the course of the season, the Columbus Blue Jackets have accounted for 23 goals, 11 points, and a points percentage of .550. They have a total of 26 power play opportunities and they have a power play percentage of 11.54%. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 86.36% on their opponents 22 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is currently 7.8%. They have permitted 27 goals to be scored by of a combination of 24 goals at even strength and 3 goals while they had less men on the ice.
Across the ice you are going to see Joonas Korpisalo between the pipes. He is sitting with 160 stops out of the 171 shots tried, which gives him a save percentage of .936. Korpisalo has accrued a lifetime mark of 2-1-2 and has been in goal for 5 contests. He has been a starter 5 games and has been on the ice for 305 mins. Korpisalo's rate of quality starts sits at 80.0% and he has 4 quality starts in his professional career. The opposition is averaging 2.17 goals/game and he has relinquished 11 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Dallas (-105)
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