Nashville Predators vs Dallas Stars Prediction, 1/24/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nashville Predators vs Dallas Stars
Date: Sunday, January 24, 2021
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
TV: NHL Network
Odds/Point Spread: Predators (-111) Stars (-108)
American Airlines Center is the site where Anton Khudobin and the Dallas Stars (1-0-0) will take on the Nashville Predators (2-2-0) on Sunday. The Predators open this game at -111 while the Stars are priced at -108. The O/U is set at 6.5.
The Predators will look for better times on the ice after their 7 - 0 defeat against the Stars their last time out. The Predators could have played much better offensively in the defeat. For the matchup, they scored on 0 of the 34 shots they looked to score on. Moreover, they had 5 power play attempts but didn't net one. Nashville had 16 penalty minutes for this matchup. The Corsi for the Predators sat at 41 and the Corsi against was 26 which gave them a Corsi percentage of 61.2%. Their Fenwick sat at 33 and the Fenwick against sat at 20, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 62.3%. They earned 23 face-off wins and were beaten on 11 of all total face-offs. Their offensive zone starts came in at 66.7% and they had a PDO of 93.3 for this one. When it comes to their opponent, the Dallas Stars racked up 28 shots. They ended the game with 10 penalty minutes and they earned 8 power play attempts.
Protecting the net for Nashville is Juuse Saros from Forssa, Finland. He is 25 years old and has played a total of 160 mins minding the goal this season. Saros is surrendering 3.00 goals against average which has him ranking 9th in the Western Conference and 21st in the NHL. During this season, he's allowed 8 goals. His save percentage is .915 which has him ranking 7th in the Western Conference. During the year thus far, they have scored a total of 10 goals which is 12th in the West and 24th in the NHL. Their goal differential is -4, ranking them 23rd in the NHL. The Predators have earned a total of 4 points, which is 21st in the NHL and 8th in the West. When discussing shots on goal, they have earned a total of 135 which is 9th in the West and 16th in the NHL. As a unit, Nashville has obtained a total of 55 hits which means they are averaging 13.8 per game. They have earned a total of 50 blocks for the year.
In their win over Nashville, Dallas had a 38.8% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by having a Corsi of 26 and they surrendered a Corsi of 41. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 37.7% with a Fenwick of 20 and the Predators having a 33 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Dallas played and they looked good in this game. They had a PDO of 106.7 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 33.3%. The Stars notched 7 goals out of the 28 shots on goal they attempted. They had 8 power play opportunities in this outing and scored 5 out of those opportunities. As for their opponent, the Predators had 5 power play opportunities but were not able to take advantage. Dallas conceded 34 shots on goal and the Predators racked up a total of 16 penalty minutes.
In net for Dallas is Anton Khudobin who is having a good year by allowing only 0.00 goals per game and that has him 1st in the Western Conference and 1st among goalies in the NHL. In the 60 minutes he's played this year, he has given up 0 goals. With reference to goal differential, they currently sit 1st in the conference and 3rd in the league with +7. They currently have a total of 7 goals for the season which ranks them 15th in the West. They have a shooting percentage of 25.0% which puts them at 1st in the conference.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Nashville (-111)
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