Dallas Stars vs Detroit Red Wings Prediction, 4/22/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Dallas Stars vs Detroit Red Wings
Date: Thursday, April 22, 2021
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Stars (-185) Red Wings (+160)
Little Caesars Arena is the venue where Jonathan Bernier and the Detroit Red Wings (16-25-7) will take on the Dallas Stars (19-14-12) on Thursday. The line on this game has the Stars priced at -185 and the Red Wings are at +160. The over/under opens at 5.5.
The Stars were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 5-2 victory over the Red Wings in their previous contest. The Stars had a good offensive outing and it showed in the victory. In the outing, they tallied a score on 5 out of the 24 shots they tried. Furthermore, they had 2 chances on the power play but didn't get a goal. Dallas accrued 11 penalty minutes for this contest. The Corsi for the Stars came in at 39 and the Corsi against when all was said and done was 58 which means they had a Corsi rate of 40.2%. Their Fenwick came in at 30 and the Fenwick Against sat at 40, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 42.9%. They earned 21 face-off victories at even strength and were beaten on 26 attempts to gain puck control. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 38.3% and their PDO rating was 115.8 in this one.
Dallas Stars opponents have 125 power play opportunities (24th in hockey) and have scored 26 goals in those attempts. The Stars have had 1,216 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .912. Dallas has attempted 1,323 shots and has a shooting percentage of 9.7%. When at even strength, the Stars have conceded 81 goals while scoring 96 on offense. Dallas is sitting with 134 power play opportunities and they have notched 32 goals out of those tries, garnering them a percentage of 23.88%. For the season, they sit with 50 points and their points percentage comes in at .556. When talking about scoring goals, the Dallas Stars have accounted for 128 goals (14th in the National Hockey League) over the course of the season and have allowed 107.
The man in net for this game is Anton Khudobin. The opposition has scored 549 goals against Khudobin in his pro career and his average for goals against per game is 2.44. Khudobin has played in 243 matchups over the course of his pro hockey career. He has a save percentage of .918 for his 13,496 mins guarding the cage. He has amassed a mark of 109-85-31 and got the start in 223 games. For his professional hockey career, Khudobin is sitting with 130 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .583. Khudobin has had 6,729 shots against him and has accrued 6,180 total saves.
In their loss to Dallas, Detroit had a 59.8% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Detroit played and we're sure they will look for better performances in the future. Their Fenwick rate was 57.1% by compiling a Fenwick of 40 and the Stars ending the game with a 30 Fenwick. Their PDO was 84 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 61.5%. The Red Wings scored 2 goals out of the 26 shots on goal they took. They had 2 attempts on the power play in this matchup but were not able to net one.
Detroit has taken 1,319 shots (22nd in the NHL) and has earned a shot percentage of 8.04%, while allowing the opposition 1,488 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 77.04% on the other teams 135 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage is 89.9%. They have a total of 135 chances on the power play and they have a power play rate of 11.11%. The Red Wings have earned 91 goals at even strength and 15 goals (29th in professional hockey) while on the power play. They have granted a total of 151 goals to be scored by way of 120 goals at even strength and 31 goals while they were shorthanded. So far this season, the Detroit Red Wings have notched a total of 106 goals, 39 points, as well as a points percentage of .406.
Across the ice you are going to see Jonathan Bernier in goal. His opposition is averaging 2.77 goals per game and he has yielded 990 goals altogether. Bernier's quality start percentage is 52.8% and he has 186 quality starting assignments in his pro career. He got the starting nod in 352 games and his ice time sits at 21,418 mins. Bernier has amassed a career record of 161-157-38 and has been in goal for 391 games. He has accounted for 10,283 saves out of 11,273 shots taken, which gives him a rate of .912.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Detroit (+160)
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