Nashville Predators vs Dallas Stars Prediction, 11/10/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nashville Predators vs Dallas Stars
Date: Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Predators (+110) Stars (-161)
Juuse Saros and the Nashville Predators go to American Airlines Center on Wednesday where they'll take on the Dallas Stars. The line on this matchup has the Predators priced at +110 and the Stars are at -161. The total is set at 5.5.
The Predators will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 2-1 defeat against the Blackhawks in their last contest. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 60.0% and they had a PDO at even strength of 96.4 for this one. They accounted for 21 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 19 attempts to gain puck control. Their Fenwick was 31 and the Fenwick Against sat at 35, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 47.0%. The Corsi for the Predators was 43 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 45 which had their Corsi rate coming in at 48.9%. Nashville had 4 penalty mins for this contest. Moreover, they had 2 power play attempts but didn't convert them into a score. The Predators didn't have a great showing offensively in the loss. In the outing, they were able to notch a goal on 1 out of the 21 shots they looked to score on.
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Nashville Predators opponents have totaled 43 power play opportunities (6th in the league) and have scored 8 goals in those attempts. The Predators have had 373 shots attempted against them and have earned a save percentage of .912. Nashville has tried 342 shots and has a shooting percentage of 9.1%. While at even strength, the Predators have given up 25 goals while earning 21 themselves. Nashville has compiled 37 power play opportunities and they have tallied 10 goals out of those tries, garnering them a percentage of 27.03%. For the year, they have 13 points and their points percentage sits at .542. Pertaining to their scoring, the Nashville Predators have earned 31 goals (23rd in the National Hockey League) on the season and have allowed 33.
The player in the crease for this game is Juuse Saros. Saros has taken the ice for 165 contests during his professional hockey career. He has accumulated an overall record of 81-51-18 and he has gotten the start in 149 games. Opponents have scored 384 goals versus Saros in his NHL career and his goals against rate is 2.48. Saros has had 4,837 shots against him and has accrued 4,453 total saves. He has a save percentage of .921 for his 9,278 minutes between the pipes. Throughout his time in hockey, Saros has tallied 92 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .617.
In their last game, Dallas opposed the Canucks in a matchup where the Stars took the defeat by a final of 6-3. Their PDO at even strength was 93 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 53.9%. They had 3 power play opportunities in this game and notched 2 goals out of those chances. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 44.6% by way of having a Fenwick of 29 and the Canucks finishing with a 36 Fenwick. The Stars scored 3 goals out of the 28 shots on goal they pursued. Dallas wrapped up this game with a 47.1% Corsi rating. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Dallas had and you might say they looked run of the mill in this one.
The Stars are sitting with 16 goals at even strength and 8 goals (18th in pro hockey) while on the power play. Dallas has attempted 328 shots (21st in the NHL) and has earned a shot percentage of 7.32%, while allowing the other team 348 shots. Over the course of the season, the Dallas Stars have tallied 24 goals, 10 points, in addition to a points percentage of .455. They have a tally of 28 power play chances and they have a power play rate of 28.57%. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 74.36% on their opponents 39 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently sits at 90.2%. They have allowed 34 goals to be scored by of a combination of 24 goals at even strength and 10 goals while they had less men on the ice.
Across the ice you will find Braden Holtby patrolling the crease. His opponents are averaging 2.58 goals per game and he has allowed 1,227 goals in total. Holtby's quality start percentage sits at 57.2% and he has qualified for 278 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. He has been a starter 486 contests and has racked up 28,503 minutes. Holtby has accumulated a lifetime mark of 291-136-50 and has been in net for 496 games. He has racked up 13,177 saves out of 14,404 shots attempted, giving him a save percentage of .915.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Nashville (+110)
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