Dallas Stars vs Nashville Predators Prediction, 4/1/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Dallas Stars vs Nashville Predators
Date: Thursday, April 1, 2021
Location: Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN
Odds/Point Spread: Stars (-120) Predators (+100)
Juuse Saros and the Nashville Predators (19-17-1) play the Dallas Stars (11-12-10) at Bridgestone Arena on Thursday. The line on this contest has the Stars priced at -120 and the Predators are at +100. The over/under is set at 5.5.
The Stars were on the losing side of the ice with a 3-2 loss to the Predators in their last outing. Their offensive zone starts were at 52.5% and their PDO rating was 95.1 for this one. They tallied 33 face-off wins when at even strength and lost on 24 opportunities to win the puck. Their Fenwick was 44 and the Fenwick against was 40, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 52.4%. The Corsi for the Stars came in at 54 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 46 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 54.0%. Dallas garnered 2 mins in the box in this contest. Additionally, they had 1 power play attempt and were able to notch 1 goal. The Stars left a lot to be desired in terms of their offense in the defeat. In the game, they were able to notch a goal on 2 of the 35 shots they put on goal.
Dallas Stars opponents have earned 100 power play tries (23rd in the NHL) and have racked up 24 goals in those attempts. The Stars have had 886 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .903. Dallas has taken 983 shots and has a shot percentage of 9.2%. When playing at even strength, the Stars have conceded 62 goals while earning 64 themselves. Dallas comes into tonight with 108 power play opportunities and they have notched 26 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a rate of 24.07%. For the current campaign, they have recorded 32 points and their points percentage is sitting at .485. In regard to scoring goals, the Dallas Stars have notched 90 goals (24th in pro hockey) so far this year and have allowed 86.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Anton Khudobin. In his career, Khudobin has earned 125 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .576. His save percentage is .918 during his 13,124 mins on the ice. Khudobin has had 6,574 shots against him and has recorded 6,035 saves. Opponents have notched 539 goals against Khudobin in his career and his goals against average is 2.46. He has an overall mark of 105-85-29 and he started in 217 games. Khudobin has taken the ice for 237 contests over the course of his professional hockey career.
In their win over Dallas, Nashville had 1 attempt on the power play in this contest and scored 1 on that opportunity. The Predators notched 3 goals out of the 26 shots on goal they tried. They had a PDO at even strength of 105 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 47.5%. Nashville wrapped up this game with a 46.0% Corsi rating. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Nashville played and you might say they looked run of the mill in this one. Their Fenwick rate was 47.6% by earning a Fenwick of 40 and the Stars having racked up a 44 Fenwick at even strength.
The Predators have tallied 69 goals at even strength and 23 goals (13th in the NHL) while on the power play. Nashville has taken 1,131 shots (4th in pro hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 8.13%, while allowing the other team 1,142 shots. Over the course of the season, the Nashville Predators have a total of 92 goals, 39 points, in addition to a points percentage of .527. They have a total of 110 chances on the power play and they have a power play percentage of 20.91%. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 72.50% on their oppositions 120 power play opportunities, and their save percentage sits at 90.5%. They have allowed 109 goals to be scored by way of 76 goals at even strength and 33 goals while they were shorthanded.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see Juuse Saros protecting the goal. Saros is sitting with a lifetime mark of 65-42-16 and has participated in 138 games. Saros' rate of quality starts comes in at 59.8% and he has 73 quality starts in his pro career. He has recorded 3,665 stops out of the 3,988 shots attempted, giving him a save % of .919. Teams are averaging 2.53 goals per game and he has surrendered 323 goals altogether. He has made the start in 122 games and has racked up 7,646 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Nashville (+100)
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