Dallas Stars vs Florida Panthers Prediction, 2/24/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Dallas Stars vs Florida Panthers
Date: Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Location: BB&T Center in Sunrise, FL
TV: Fox Sports Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Stars (+113) Panthers (-125)
Chris Driedger and the Florida Panthers (12-3-2) play the Dallas Stars (5-4-4) at BB&T Center on Wednesday. The Stars open this game at +113 while the Panthers are coming in at -125. The O/U is set at 5.5.
The Stars will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 3-1 loss against the Panthers their last time out. When starting in the offensive zone they were rated at 40.0% and they had a PDO of 96.7 in this one. They amassed 20 face-off victories at even strength and were beaten on 25 opportunities to win the face-off. Their Fenwick was 25 and the Fenwick against was 45, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 35.7%. The Corsi for the Stars was 31 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 58 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 34.8%. Dallas earned 7 penalty minutes for this contest. In addition, they had 1 power play try but didn't get a goal. The Stars didn't have their best offensive outing in the loss. In the game, they converted 1 of the 25 shots they tried.
Dallas Stars opponents have recorded 53 power play opportunities (20th in the NHL) and have a total of 11 goals in those chances. The Stars have had 381 shots attempted against them and have earned a save percentage of .908. Dallas has tried 359 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 11.4%. When at even strength, the Stars let the opposition score 24 goals while earning 25 on offense. Dallas has accumulated 49 power play chances and they have tallied 16 goals out of those tries, garnering them a rate of 32.65%. For the season, they have earned 14 points and their points percentage is sitting at .538. In terms of their scoring capabilities, the Dallas Stars have accumulated 41 goals (25th in the National Hockey League) for the year and have given up 35.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Anton Khudobin. Opponents have notched 513 goals against Khudobin in his professional hockey career and his goals against average per game is 2.46. Khudobin has been in net for 226 contests throughout his hockey career. His save percentage is .919 for his 12,495 mins in the crease. He has accumulated an overall record of 102-80-26 and he has started in 206 games. Throughout his time in hockey, Khudobin has accounted for 120 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .583. Khudobin has seen 6,322 shot attempts taken against him and has amassed 5,809 saves.
In their win over Dallas, Florida had a 65.2% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Florida played and it tells us they had an average game overall. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 64.3% by compiling a Fenwick of 45 and the Stars having a 25 Fenwick at even strength. Their PDO was 103 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 60.0%. The Panthers tallied 3 goals of the 52 shots on goal they took. They had 3 power play opportunities in this outing but didn't score a goal.
Florida has tried 570 shots (8th in pro hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 10.18%, while allowing the other team 516 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 79.59% on their oppositions 49 power play chances, and their save percentage currently sits at 90.9%. They have recorded 49 opportunities on the power play and they have accumulated a power play rate of 28.57%. The Panthers are sitting with 44 goals at even strength and 14 goals (11th in professional hockey) while on the power play. They have permitted 47 goals to be scored by way of 37 goals at even strength and 10 goals while they had less men on the ice. On the year, the Florida Panthers have earned a total of 58 goals, 26 points, in addition to a points percentage of .765.
Across the ice you are likely to see Chris Driedger defending the net. Teams are averaging 2.15 goals per game and he has surrendered 46 goals in total. Driedger's quality start percentage comes in at 80.0% and he has accumulated 16 quality starts in his pro career. He has made the start in 20 games and his ice time sits at 1,284 minutes. Driedger has accrued a career record of 14-4-2 and has been in net for 24 contests. He has accounted for 625 stops out of the 671 shots taken against him, which gives him a save % of .931.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Florida (-125)
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