Nashville Predators vs Dallas Stars Prediction, 2/15/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nashville Predators vs Dallas Stars
Date: Monday, February 15, 2021
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
TV: Fox Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Predators (+120) Stars (-143)
Juuse Saros and the Nashville Predators (6-9-0) are headed to American Airlines Center on Monday where they'll take on the Dallas Stars (5-3-4). The Stars open this matchup at -143 while the Predators are coming in at +120. The over/under is set at 5.5.
The Predators will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 4-2 loss against the Red Wings in their last contest. The Corsi for the Predators was sitting at 49 and the Corsi against was 41 meaning they had a Corsi rate of 54.4%. When starting in the offensive zone they came in at 78.8% and their PDO was 92.7 for this matchup. Nashville accrued 4 penalty mins for this contest. The Predators didn't have their best offensive outing in this loss. Their Fenwick came in at 37 and the Fenwick Against sat at 32, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 53.6%. They had a tally of 19 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 23 attempts to take control of the puck. In addition, they had 2 chances on the power play but didn't net one. In the game, they earned a goal on 2 of the 23 shots they tried.
In relation to their scoring, the Nashville Predators have accounted for 35 goals (21st in hockey) for the year and have conceded 52. For the year, they have accumulated 12 points and their points percentage comes in at .400. Nashville steps onto the ice with 55 power play opportunities and they have scored 8 goals during those chances, giving them a rate of 14.55%. While playing at even strength, the Predators have surrendered 24 goals while getting 26 on offense. Nashville has taken 459 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 7.6%. The Predators have had 452 shots attempted against them and have earned a save percentage of .885. Nashville Predators opponents have earned 59 power play opportunities (4th in hockey) and have tallied 19 goals in those attempts.
The man protecting the net in this game is Juuse Saros. During his career on the ice, Saros has earned 65 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .580. He has a save percentage of .916 during his 7,088 mins played. Saros has seen 3,692 shots against him and has recorded 3,381 total saves. Opponents have tallied 311 goals versus Saros in his professional hockey career and his goals against average is 2.63. He has compiled a record of 58-40-16 and he started in 112 games. Saros has played in 128 games over the course of his hockey career.
Their last time out, Dallas faced the Hurricanes in a game where the Stars went home in defeat by a tally of 4-3. They had 3 power play attempts in this one and netted 1 out of those chances. The Stars tallied 3 goals out of the 29 shots on goal they took. Their PDO at even strength was 96 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 58.0%. Dallas had a 58.2% Corsi rating. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Dallas had and you might say they looked run of the mill in this one. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 56.5% by accumulating a Fenwick of 39 and the Hurricanes ending the game with a 30 Fenwick.
The Stars have accumulated 21 goals at even strength and 16 goals (2nd in professional hockey) while on the power play. Dallas has put up 334 shots (28th in pro hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 11.98%, while allowing their opponents 329 shots. So far this season, the Dallas Stars have accounted for 40 goals, 14 points, and a points percentage of .583. They have a tally of 48 opportunities on the power play and they have a power play rate of 33.33%. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 78.00% on their oppositions 50 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is 12.0%. They have granted a total of 32 goals to be scored by way of 18 goals at even strength and 11 goals while they were shorthanded.
For the opposition you will find Anton Khudobin patrolling the crease. Khudobin has accumulated a lifetime mark of 102-79-26 and has played in 225 games. Khudobin's quality start rate is 58.0% and he has made 119 quality starts in his pro career. He is sitting with 5,760 stops out of the 6,271 shots taken, which gives him a save percentage of .919. Opponents are averaging 2.47 goals/game and he has yielded 511 goals overall. He has made the start in 205 contests and has been on the ice for 12,437 minutes.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Nashville (+120)
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