Dallas Stars vs Columbus Blue Jackets Prediction, 3/13/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Dallas Stars vs Columbus Blue Jackets
Date: Saturday, March 13, 2021
Location: Nationwide Arena in Columbus, OH
TV: Fox Sports Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Stars (-104) Blue Jackets (-106)
Joonas Korpisalo and the Columbus Blue Jackets (10-12-6) play the Dallas Stars (8-9-5) at Nationwide Arena on Saturday. The Blue Jackets open this contest at -106 while the Stars are coming in at -104. The total is set at 5.5.
The Stars will look to clean up some issues after taking a 4-2 loss to the Blackhawks in their last game. The Corsi for the Stars was 47 and the Corsi against was 24 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 66.2%. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 88.0% and they had a PDO of 85.8 for this one. Dallas accrued 10 penalty minutes in this outing. The Stars didn't have their best offensive outing in this defeat. Their Fenwick was 31 and the Fenwick against was 17, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 64.6%. They accrued 21 face-off victories when at even strength and were beaten on 20 opportunities to win the face-off. Moreover, they had 5 opportunities with more players on the ice but didn't get a goal. For the game, they were able to notch a goal on 2 of the 30 shots they tried.
Dallas Stars opponents have recorded 81 power play tries (16th in the NHL) and have scored 18 goals in those attempts. The Stars have had 600 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .907. Dallas has tried 627 shots and has a shot percentage of 10.2%. At even strength, the Stars have surrendered 38 goals while notching 44 themselves. Dallas steps onto the ice with 82 power play chances and they have scored 20 goals out of those attempts, earning them a rate of 24.39%. For the season, they have racked up 21 points and their points percentage sits at .477. With respect to their goal scoring prowess, the Dallas Stars have notched 64 goals (25th in the National Hockey League) on the year and have given up 56.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Anton Khudobin. Over the course of his pro career, Khudobin has compiled 123 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .580. His save percentage currently is .918 during his 12,815 minutes played. Khudobin has had 6,451 shots against him and he has 5,924 saves. Opponents have tallied 527 goals versus Khudobin in his NHL career and his goals against average is 2.47. He has amassed a record of 104-84-26 and he started in 212 games. Khudobin has been in goal for 232 games throughout his NHL career.
In their last outing, Columbus went up against the Panthers in an outing where the Blue Jackets took the defeat by a final score of 5-4. They had 3 power play attempts in this contest and notched 1 out of those chances. The Blue Jackets scored 4 goals of the 32 shots on goal they pursued. They had a PDO at even strength of 99 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 66.7%. Columbus wrapped up this game with a 45.3% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Columbus had and they looked like the better team in this game. They had a Fenwick percentage of 43.8% by accumulating a Fenwick of 28 and the Panthers having notched a 36 Fenwick.
The Blue Jackets are sitting with 62 goals at even strength and 12 goals (27th in hockey) while having more men on the ice. Columbus has taken 813 shots (10th in the league) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 9.10%, while allowing the opposition 872 shots. So far this year, the Columbus Blue Jackets have earned a total of 74 goals, 26 points, as well as a points percentage of .464. They have recorded 74 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play rate of 16.22%. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 72.46% on their opponents 69 power play chances, and their save percentage sits at 89.4%. They have permitted 92 goals to be scored by of a combination of 73 goals at even strength and 19 goals while they had less men on the ice.
For the opposition you will find Joonas Korpisalo in goal. Teams are averaging 2.85 goals per game and he has relinquished 394 goals in total. Korpisalo's quality start rate sits at 50.0% and he has qualified for 68 quality starting assignments in his pro career. He got the starting nod in 136 games and has played for a total of 8,293 mins. Korpisalo is the owner of a career mark of 67-52-18 and has been in net for 148 contests. He is sitting with 3,801 stops out of 4,195 shots tried, giving him a rate of .906.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Columbus (-106)
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