Florida Panthers vs Dallas Stars Prediction, 4/10/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Florida Panthers vs Dallas Stars
Date: Saturday, April 10, 2021
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
TV: NHL Network
Odds/Point Spread: Panthers (-108) Stars (-112)
American Airlines Center is the site where Anton Khudobin and the Dallas Stars (14-14-10) will take on the Florida Panthers (26-11-4) on Saturday. The Stars open this matchup at -112 while the Panthers are coming in at -108. The over/under is set at 5.5.
The Panthers will need a bounce back game after taking a 3-0 loss to the Hurricanes their last time out. Their starts in the offensive zone sat at 70.1% and they had a PDO of 88.2 in this one. They accrued 25 face-off wins when at even strength and lost on 19 attempts to win the puck. Their Fenwick was 28 and the Fenwick against was 29, meaning the had a Fenwick percentage of 49.1%. The Corsi for the Panthers came in at 33 and the Corsi against was 35 which had their Corsi rate coming in at 48.5%. Florida earned 12 penalty minutes in this game. Moreover, they had 4 power play opportunities but didn't convert them into a score. The Panthers had an offensive game that was below their expectations in the loss. For the outing, they walked away having not converted any of the 24 shots they attempted.
Pertaining to scoring goals, the Florida Panthers have racked up 131 goals (7th in the NHL) so far this season and have given up 109. For the year, they have recorded 56 points and their points percentage sits at .683. Florida has tallied 132 power play opportunities and they have notched 29 goals out of those attempts, giving them a percentage of 21.97%. When at even strength, the Panthers have conceded 84 goals while earning 102 on the offensive side of the ice. Florida has attempted 1,406 shots and holds a shot percentage of 9.3%. The Panthers have had 1,261 shots tried against them and have a save percentage of .914. Florida Panthers opponents have totaled 125 power play tries (10th in the league) and have scored 25 goals in those chances.
The man protecting the net in this game is Sergei Bobrovsky. The opposition has notched 1,298 goals versus Bobrovsky in his career and his goals against average per contest is 2.55. Bobrovsky has been in goal for 530 matchups during his hockey career. His save percentage is at .917 for his 30,571 minutes on the ice. He has accumulated a mark of 293-178-45 and got the start in 517 games. For his professional hockey career, Bobrovsky has accumulated 294 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .569. Bobrovsky has had 15,592 shot attempts against him and has accrued 14,294 total saves.
When they were on the ice last, Dallas played the Blackhawks in an outing where the Stars ended up with the win by a final score of 5-1. They had 3 opportunities on the power play in this one and recorded 2 out of those chances. The Stars notched 5 goals out of the 34 shots on goal they pursued. They had a PDO at even strength of 109 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 32.9%. Dallas earned a 40.8% Corsi rate. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Dallas played and it tells us that they played really well in this game. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 43.8% by earning a Fenwick of 32 and the Blackhawks finishing with a 41 Fenwick.
For the year, the Dallas Stars have accumulated 104 goals, 38 points, and a points percentage of .500. They have allowed 95 goals to be scored by of a combination of 71 goals at even strength and 24 goals while they were shorthanded. The Stars have 74 goals at even strength and 30 goals (6th in professional hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have a tally of 117 power play chances and they have a power play rate of 25.64%. Dallas has put up 1,128 shots (25th in the league) and has a shooting percentage of 9.22%, while allowing the other team 1,056 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 78.38% on their opponents 111 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage is 91.0%.
On the other side of the ice you will find Anton Khudobin protecting the goal. He has accounted for 6,094 stops out of the 6,635 shots attempted, which gives him a save percentage of .918. Khudobin has a career mark of 107-85-29 and has participated in 239 contests. He has started in 219 games and his ice time sits at 13,243 minutes. Khudobin's rate of quality starts sits at 58.0% and he has accumulated 127 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. Opponents are averaging 2.45 goals per game and he has surrendered 541 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Dallas (-112)
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