Nashville Predators vs Dallas Stars Prediction, 2/16/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nashville Predators vs Dallas Stars
Date: Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
TV: Fox Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Predators (+120) Stars (-143)
Jake Oettinger and the Dallas Stars (5-3-4) play the Nashville Predators (6-9-0) at American Airlines Center on Tuesday. The line on this matchup has the Predators coming in at +120 and the Stars are at -143. The O/U opens at 5.5.
The Predators had a rough game after their 4-2 defeat to the Red Wings the last time they stepped on the ice. The Corsi for the Predators was 49 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 41 which means they had a Corsi percentage 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 earned 4 penalty minutes in this matchup. The Predators left a lot to be desired in terms of their offense in this loss. Their Fenwick came in at 37 and the Fenwick against finished at 32, meaning the had a Fenwick percentage of 53.6%. They tallied 19 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 23 opportunities to win the face-off. Furthermore, they had 2 power play tries but weren't able to convert one of them into a goal. In the game, they finished 2 out of the 23 shots they tried.
In reference to their scoring capabilities, the Nashville Predators have notched 35 goals (22nd in the National Hockey League) on the campaign and have given up 52. For the current season, they have earned 12 points and their points percentage comes in at .400. Nashville has accounted for 55 power play opportunities and they have scored 8 goals out of those attempts, giving them a percentage of 14.55%. While playing at even strength, the Predators have conceded 24 goals while getting 26 themselves. Nashville has attempted 459 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 7.6%. The Predators have had 452 shots tried against them and have a save percentage of .885. Nashville Predators opponents have totaled 59 power play tries (4th in the league) and have come away with 19 goals in those chances.
The player in the crease for this game is Pekka Rinne. The opposition has notched 1,556 goals against Rinne in his NHL career and his goals against average is 2.42. Rinne has played in 668 games over the course of his pro hockey career. His save percentage currently is at .917 in his 38,541 minutes between the pipes. He has a record of 362-206-74 and got the start in 652 games. In his professional hockey career, Rinne is sitting with 373 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .572. Rinne has seen 18,776 shot attempts against him and has garnered 17,220 saves.
In their last contest, Dallas went up against the Hurricanes in a game where the Stars took a loss by a mark of 4-3. Dallas went home with a 58.2% Corsi rating. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Dallas played and you might say they looked run of the mill in this one. Their Fenwick percentage was 56.5% by tallying a Fenwick of 39 and the Hurricanes finishing with a 30 Fenwick at even strength. Their PDO at even strength was 96 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 58.0%. The Stars tallied 3 goals of the 29 shots on goal they attempted. They had 3 chances on the power play in this contest and scored 1 out of those chances.
The Stars have accumulated 28 goals at even strength and 16 goals (2nd in the league) while on the power play. Dallas has attempted 334 shots (28th in pro hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 11.98%, while allowing their opponents 329 shots. For the year, the Dallas Stars have notched a total of 40 goals, 14 points, and a points percentage of .583. They have a total of 48 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play percentage of 33.33%. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 78.00% on their oppositions 50 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage sits at 12.0%. They have allowed 32 goals to be scored by way of 31 goals at even strength and 11 goals while they had less men on the ice.
For the opposition you will find Jake Oettinger in net. Oettinger has a lifetime record of 2-0-3 and has participated in 6 contests. Oettinger's quality start percentage comes out to 40.0% and he has accumulated 2 quality starts in his professional career. He has recorded 131 stops out of 144 shots taken against him, which gives him a save percentage of .910. Opponents are averaging 2.31 goals per game and he has given up 13 goals altogether. He got the starting nod in 5 contests and his ice time sits at 337 mins.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Dallas (-143) and under 5.5 goals
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