Dallas Stars vs Nashville Predators Prediction, 5/1/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Dallas Stars vs Nashville Predators
Date: Saturday, May 1, 2021
Location: Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN
Odds/Point Spread: Stars (-108) Predators (-112)
Bridgestone Arena is the site where Juuse Saros and the Nashville Predators (27-22-2) will take on the Dallas Stars (21-17-12) on Saturday. The line on this matchup has the Stars coming in at -108 and the Predators are at -112. The over/under is set at 5.5.
The Stars will need a bounce back game after taking a 3-0 defeat against the Lightning in their last contest. The Stars had a rough night on the offensive side of the ice in the loss. For the outing, they walked away having not converted any of the 20 shots they launched. Additionally, they had 2 attempts on the power play but didn't get a goal. Dallas recorded 4 penalty mins in this outing. The Corsi for the Stars was 41 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 37 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 52.6%. Their Fenwick came in at 27 and the Fenwick Against sat at 30, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 47.4%. They earned 26 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 16 attempts to take control of the puck. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 41.4% and they had a PDO of 91.3 in this one.
Dallas Stars opponents have 133 power play opportunities (22nd in the NHL) and have tallied 28 goals in those attempts. The Stars have had 1,346 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .906. Dallas has tried 1,500 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 9.2%. While at even strength, the Stars have surrendered 98 goals while having 103 on offense. Dallas comes into tonight with 148 power play opportunities and they have notched 35 goals out of those tries, garnering them a rate of 23.65%. For the season, they have scored 54 points and their points percentage is sitting at .540. In regard to scoring goals, the Dallas Stars have accumulated 138 goals (17th in the league) for the season and have allowed 126.
The man in net for this game is Anton Khudobin. Khudobin has participated in 246 games during his hockey career. He has amassed a mark of 110-86-31 and he has started in 226 games. Opponents have been able to score 558 goals against Khudobin in his pro career and his goals against rate is 2.46. Khudobin has seen 6,785 shots taken against him and has accrued 6,227 total saves. He has a save percentage of .918 during his 13,637 mins between the pipes. Over the course of his pro career, Khudobin is sitting with 130 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .575.
In their last game, Nashville played the Panthers in a game where the Predators went home in defeat by a score of 7-4. Nashville wrapped up this game with a 31.3% Corsi rate. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Nashville played and they looked like the better team in this game. They had a Fenwick percentage of 32.5% by amassing a Fenwick of 27 and the Panthers ending the game with a 56 Fenwick at even strength. They had a PDO of 107 and their oZS percentage was 35.2%. The Predators converted 4 goals out of the 30 shots on goal they took. They had 2 power play chances in this outing but weren't able to put one in the back of the net.
On the year, the Nashville Predators are sitting with 136 goals, 56 points, as well as a points percentage of .549. They have granted a total of 146 goals to be scored by of a combination of 106 goals at even strength and 40 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Predators have tallied 110 goals at even strength and 26 goals (22nd in the league) while on the power play. They have earned 145 power play chances and they have earned a power play percentage of 17.93%. Nashville has attempted 1,518 shots (8th in hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 8.96%, while allowing their opponents 1,614 shots. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 75.00% on the other teams 160 chances on the power play, and their save percentage currently sits at 91.0%.
On the other side of the ice you will find Juuse Saros in the crease. He has racked up 4,070 saves out of the 4,424 shots taken, giving him a rate of .920. Saros has a lifetime mark of 73-46-17 and has played in 151 contests. He has been a starter 135 games and has played for a total of 8,435 mins. Saros' rate of quality starts is 60.7% and he has 82 quality starting assignments in his pro hockey career. Opponents are averaging 2.52 goals/game and he has allowed 354 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Dallas (-108)
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