Los Angeles Kings vs Dallas Stars Prediction, 10/22/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Kings vs Dallas Stars
Date: Friday, October 22, 2021
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Kings (+125) Stars (-150)
Braden Holtby and the Dallas Stars play the Los Angeles Kings at American Airlines Center on Friday. The odds on this game have the Kings coming in at +125 and the Stars are at -150. The total opens at 6.5.
The Kings will look for better times on the ice after their 2-1 loss against the Predators in their last outing. The Kings could have played much better offensively in this defeat. In the matchup, they tallied a score on 1 of the 26 shots they tried. They also had 2 attempts on the power play but weren't able to score. Los Angeles compiled 4 penalty minutes in this outing. The Corsi for the Kings came in at 42 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 54 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 43.8%. Their Fenwick was 31 and the Fenwick against finished at 39, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 44.3%. They earned 22 face-off wins when at even strength and lost on 29 opportunities to take control of the puck. Their offensive zone starts came in at 52.9% and they had a PDO of 100.5 for this game.
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Los Angeles Kings opponents have tallied 4 power play opportunities (32nd in pro hockey) and have scored 1 goal in those attempts. The Kings have had 86 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .919. Los Angeles has taken 104 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 8.7%. While at even strength, the Kings let the opposition score 6 goals while scoring 6 on the offensive side of the ice. Los Angeles has accumulated 8 power play chances and they have tallied 3 goals during those advantages, garnering them a percentage of 37.50%. For the current campaign, they have scored 2 points and their points % is .333. Concerning their scoring, the Los Angeles Kings have racked up 9 goals (18th in the National Hockey League) over the course of the season and have surrendered 7.
The man in goal for this game is Calvin Petersen. Petersen has taken the ice for 56 games over the course of his professional hockey career. He has earned a record of 20-26-6 and he was named the starter in 52 games. Opponents have tallied 149 goals against Petersen in his professional hockey career and his goals against average per contest is 2.77. Petersen has had 1,775 shot attempts against him and he has 1,626 total saves. His save percentage currently is at .916 in his 3,233 mins on the ice. Over the course of his career, Petersen has accounted for 29 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .558.
In their last contest, Dallas went up against the Penguins in a game where the Stars took home the win by a final of 2-1. They had a PDO of 100 and their percentage of oZS was 48.0%. They had 1 opportunity on the power play in this contest but didn't score a goal. Their Fenwick percentage was 46.8% by compiling a Fenwick of 36 and the Penguins ending the game with a 41 Fenwick at even strength. The Stars scored 2 goals of the 29 shots on goal they tried. Dallas had a 43.6% Corsi rating. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Dallas played and we'd say it was a below average outing in all.
On the campaign, the Dallas Stars have tallied 7 goals, 4 points, as well as a points percentage of .500. They have permitted 9 goals to be scored by way of 7 goals at even strength and 2 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Stars have tallied 6 goals at even strength and 1 goal (25th in the NHL) while on the power play. They have a total of 10 power play chances and they have a power play rate of 10.00%. Dallas has put up 117 shots (8th in professional hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 5.98%, while allowing their opponents 128 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 80.00% on the other teams 10 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage is 93.0%.
On the other side of the ice you are going to see Braden Holtby protecting the net. He has accrued 13,060 stops out of 14,275 shots tried, which gives him a rate of .915. Holtby has accumulated a career record of 290-134-49 and has played in 492 contests. He has started in 482 games and has been on the ice for 28,259 minutes. Holtby's quality start percentage comes out to 57.3% and he has earned 276 quality starting assignments in his pro hockey career. The opposition is averaging 2.58 goals per contest and he has allowed 1,215 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Dallas (-150)
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