Dallas Stars vs Detroit Red Wings Prediction, 4/24/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Dallas Stars vs Detroit Red Wings
Date: Saturday, April 24, 2021
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Stars (-190) Red Wings (+165)
Jonathan Bernier and the Detroit Red Wings (17-25-7) play the Dallas Stars (19-15-12) at Little Caesars Arena on Saturday. The moneyline on this contest has the Stars coming in at -190 and the Red Wings are at +165. The total is set at 5.5.
The Stars will look to clean up some issues after taking a 7-3 loss to the Red Wings their last time on the ice. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 65.6% and they had a PDO of 70.8 in this game. They had a tally of 25 face-off victories at even strength and were beaten on 26 opportunities to control the puck. Their Fenwick came in at 44 and the Fenwick Against sat at 29, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 60.3%. The Corsi for the Stars sat at 61 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 36 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 62.9%. Dallas garnered 8 penalty minutes in this matchup. They also had 4 opportunities with more players on the ice and were able to net 2 goals. The Stars offense didn't overly impress in the defeat. For the outing, they netted 3 out of the 46 shots they put on net.
The Stars have had 1,239 shots attempted against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .908. While playing at even strength, the Stars have given up 88 goals while getting 97 themselves. Dallas Stars opponents have 126 power play opportunities (24th in the NHL) and have scored 26 goals in those chances. For the year, they have recorded 50 points and their points percentage is sitting at .543. Dallas has taken 1,369 shots and holds a shot percentage of 9.6%. Pertaining to scoring goals, the Dallas Stars have racked up 131 goals (14th in pro hockey) this year and have allowed 114. Dallas has accumulated 138 power play chances and they have scored 34 goals out of those tries, earning them a rate of 24.64%.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Anton Khudobin. Khudobin has been involved in 244 contests over the course of his NHL career. He has compiled a record of 109-85-31 and he has started in 224 games. Opponents have been able to score 552 goals versus Khudobin in his professional career and his goals against average per contest is 2.45. Khudobin has seen 6,738 shots taken against him and has garnered 6,186 total saves. He has a save percentage of .918 during his 13,516 minutes played. Over the course of his pro career, Khudobin has accounted for 130 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .580.
In their win over Dallas, Detroit had 1 opportunity on the power play in this one but were not able to net one. The Red Wings had 7 goals out of the 23 shots on goal they were seeking. They had a PDO of 129 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 34.3%. Detroit earned a 37.1% Corsi rate. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Detroit played and they put on a good performance in this one. They had a Fenwick percentage of 39.7% by accumulating a Fenwick of 29 and the Stars ending the game with a 44 Fenwick at even strength.
For the season, the Detroit Red Wings have earned 113 goals, 41 points, and a points percentage of .418. They have granted a total of 154 goals to be scored by way of 121 goals at even strength and 33 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Red Wings have scored 98 goals at even strength and 15 goals (30th in the league) while on the power play. They have earned 136 power play chances and they have earned a power play rate of 11.03%. Detroit has tried 1,342 shots (22nd in the league) and has a shooting percentage of 8.42%, while allowing their opponents 1,534 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 76.26% on the other teams 139 chances on the power play, and their save percentage currently sits at 90.0%.
On the other side of the ice you are expected to see Jonathan Bernier between the pipes. He has recorded 10,283 saves out of 11,273 shots attempted against him, which gives him a percentage of .912. Bernier has compiled a lifetime record of 161-157-38 and has participated in 391 contests. He has started in 352 contests and his ice time sits at 21,418 mins. Bernier's rate of quality starts sits at 52.8% and he has accumulated 186 quality starts in his professional career. The opposition is averaging 2.77 goals/game and he has allowed 990 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Dallas (-190)
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