Dallas Stars vs Nashville Predators Prediction, 4/11/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Dallas Stars vs Nashville Predators
Date: Sunday, April 11, 2021
Location: Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN
TV: Bally Sports South
Odds/Point Spread: Stars (-116) Predators (-105)
Bridgestone Arena is the site where Pekka Rinne and the Nashville Predators (22-18-1) will play the Dallas Stars (14-14-10) on Sunday. The Predators open this matchup at -105 while the Stars are coming in at -116. The over/under is set at 5.5.
The Stars were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 5-1 win over the Blackhawks in their previous outing. The Stars had a solid offensive performance in this victory. In the game, they netted 5 of the 34 shots they put on net. They also had 3 opportunities with more players on the ice and scored 2 goals. Dallas compiled 6 penalty minutes for this game. The Corsi for the Stars was 42 and the Corsi against was 61 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 40.8%. Their Fenwick was 32 and the Fenwick against was 41, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 43.8%. They totaled 24 face-off victories when at even strength and were beaten on 19 attempts to gain puck control. When starting in the offensive zone they came in at 32.9% and they had a PDO of 108.8 in this game.
Dallas Stars opponents have tallied 111 power play tries (25th in professional hockey) and have come away with 24 goals in those attempts. The Stars have had 1,056 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .910. Dallas has attempted 1,128 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 9.2%. When at even strength, the Stars have allowed the opponent to score 71 goals while scoring 74 on the offensive side of the ice. Dallas has 117 power play chances and they have notched 30 goals out of those chances, garnering them a rate of 25.64%. For the year, they have racked up 38 points and their points percentage is .500. Concerning their scoring capabilities, the Dallas Stars have racked up 104 goals (23rd in the National Hockey League) over the course of the season and have allowed 95.
The man in net for this game is Jake Oettinger. In his professional hockey career, Oettinger has recorded 8 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .471. His save percentage is at .917 for his 1,101 mins between the pipes. Oettinger has had 503 shot attempts against him and has recorded 461 total saves. Opponents have notched 42 goals versus Oettinger in his career and his goals against average per game is 2.29. He has a win-loss mark of 6-5-6 and he started in 17 games. Oettinger has been in goal for 20 matchups over the course of his hockey career.
In their last game, Nashville faced the Red Wings in a matchup where the Predators took home the win by a final score of 7-1. Nashville wound up with a 48.8% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Nashville had and they put on a good performance in this one. Their Fenwick rate came in at 53.0% with a Fenwick of 35 and the Red Wings earning a 31 Fenwick at even strength. They had a PDO of 120 and they had an oZS percentage of 53.4%. The Predators tallied 7 goals out of the 32 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 1 chance on the power play in this matchup but weren't able to put one in the back of the net.
Nashville has attempted 1,237 shots (8th in hockey) and has a shot percentage of 8.49%, while allowing the opposition 1,267 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 73.85% on their opponents 130 power play chances, and their save percentage is 90.8%. They have earned 119 chances on the power play and they have earned a power play rate of 21.01%. The Predators have racked up 80 goals at even strength and 25 goals (17th in professional hockey) while on the power play. They have allowed 116 goals to be scored by way of 82 goals at even strength and 34 goals while they were shorthanded. This season, the Nashville Predators have tallied 105 goals, 45 points, in addition to a points percentage of .549.
Across the ice you are likely to see Pekka Rinne patrolling the crease. Rinne has accrued a career record of 368-212-75 and has participated in 681 contests. Rinne's quality start percentage is 57.1% and he has accumulated 379 quality starting assignments in his hockey career. He has accrued 17,566 stops out of 19,162 shots taken, giving him a percentage of .917. Opponents are averaging 2.44 goals per contest and he has relinquished 1,596 goals in total. He has started in 664 games and has played 39,295 minutes.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Dallas (-116)
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