Dallas Stars vs Nashville Predators Prediction, 3/30/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Dallas Stars vs Nashville Predators
Date: Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Location: Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN
TV: Fox Sports Tennessee
Odds/Point Spread: Stars (-125) Predators (+105)
Bridgestone Arena is the venue where Pekka Rinne and the Nashville Predators (18-17-1) will play the Dallas Stars (11-12-9) on Tuesday. The Stars open this game at -125 while the Predators are coming in at +105. The O/U is set at 5.5.
The Stars will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 4-1 loss against the Panthers in their previous game. The Corsi for the Stars was 51 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 35 meaning they had a Corsi rate of 59.3%. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 64.9% and they had a PDO of 84.2 for this one. Dallas recorded 13 penalty minutes in this game. The Stars didn't have their best offensive outing in the loss. Their Fenwick was 34 and the Fenwick against was 25, giving them a Fenwick rate of 57.6%. They accumulated 25 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 22 attempts to control the puck. Additionally, they had 3 power play chances and scored 1 goal. In the outing, they finished 1 of the 34 shots they put on net.
The Stars have had 860 shots attempted against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .903. At even strength, the Stars have conceded 60 goals while having 63 of their own. Dallas Stars opponents have earned 99 power play tries (23rd in the NHL) and have come away with 23 goals in those attempts. For the season, they sit with 31 points and their points percentage is sitting at .484. Dallas has tried 948 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 9.3%. In reference to their scoring capabilities, the Dallas Stars have racked up 88 goals (25th in hockey) on the year and have conceded 83. Dallas has compiled 107 power play opportunities and they have added 25 goals out of those attempts, giving them a rate of 23.36%.
The man in goal for this game is Anton Khudobin. Over the course of his career, Khudobin has accounted for 125 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .579. He has a save percentage of .918 during his 13,062 mins on the ice. Khudobin has seen 6,548 shots against him and has amassed 6,012 saves. Opponents have racked up 536 goals versus Khudobin in his pro career and his goals against rate is 2.46. He has accumulated a record of 105-85-28 and he started in 216 games. Khudobin has played in 236 contests during his NHL career.
In their last contest, Nashville faced off against the Blackhawks in a matchup where the Predators earned a victory by a final of 3-2. They had 1 power play chance in this contest but were not able to net one. The Predators notched 3 goals of the 31 shots on goal they pursued. They had a PDO of 103 and their oZS percentage was 38.9%. Nashville earned a 51.5% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Nashville played and we'd say they played an average game. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 50.0% by tallying a Fenwick of 37 and the Blackhawks having earned a 37 Fenwick at even strength.
Nashville has attempted 1,105 shots (5th in hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 8.05%, while allowing the opposition 1,107 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 73.11% on their oppositions 119 chances on the power play, and their save percentage currently comes in at 90.3%. They have a total of 109 chances on the power play and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 20.18%. The Predators have tallied 67 goals at even strength and 22 goals (15th in hockey) while on the power play. They have granted a total of 107 goals to be scored by way of 75 goals at even strength and 32 goals while they were shorthanded. On the season, the Nashville Predators have 89 goals, 37 points, and a points percentage of .514.
On the other side of the ice you will find Pekka Rinne in the crease. Rinne has a career mark of 368-212-75 and has played in 681 games. Rinne's quality start percentage sits at 57.1% and he has qualified for 379 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. He has racked up 17,566 stops out of the 19,162 shots tried, which gives him a save percentage of .917. His opposition is averaging 2.44 goals/game and he has allowed 1,596 goals in total. He has started in 664 contests and has played 39,295 mins.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Dallas (-125)
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