Nashville Predators vs Dallas Stars Prediction, 3/21/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nashville Predators vs Dallas Stars
Date: Sunday, March 21, 2021
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Predators (+150) Stars (-170)
Jake Oettinger and the Dallas Stars (9-10-7) host the Nashville Predators (13-16-1) at American Airlines Center on Sunday. The Stars open this game at -170 while the Predators are coming in at +150. The total opens at 5.5.
The Predators went home feeling good about their game by earning a 2-1 win over the Panthers in their last outing. When starting in the offensive zone they were at 45.2% and they had a PDO of 105.6 for this game. They accumulated 25 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 25 attempts to gain puck control. Their Fenwick was 30 and the Fenwick against finished at 50, giving them a Fenwick rate of 37.5%. The Corsi for the Predators sat at 38 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 61 meaning they had a Corsi rate of 38.4%. Nashville had 6 penalty minutes in this outing. Moreover, they had 3 power play opportunities but weren't able to net one. The Predators had a below average offensive performance in this win. In the game, they tallied a score on 2 of the 27 shots they tried.
The Predators have had 917 shots taken against them and have earned a save percentage of .893. While at even strength, the Predators have conceded 67 goals while earning 52 of their own. Nashville Predators opponents have totaled 100 power play tries (8th in the NHL) and have earned 31 goals in those attempts. For the year, they have accumulated 27 points and their points percentage sits at .450. Nashville has taken 933 shots and has a shooting percentage of 7.6%. When talking about their goal scoring prowess, the Nashville Predators have earned 71 goals (26th in the National Hockey League) over the course of the season and have given up 98. Nashville comes into the game with 97 power play opportunities and they have tallied 19 goals out of those chances, earning them a percentage of 19.59%.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Pekka Rinne. Rinne has played in 679 matchups throughout his NHL career. He has amassed a mark of 366-212-75 and he has gotten the start in 662 games. The opposition has notched 1,591 goals against Rinne in his pro hockey career and his goals against rate is 2.44. Rinne has seen 19,103 shots against him and has amassed 17,512 saves. His save percentage is at .917 for his 39,170 mins in the crease. In his career, Rinne has 378 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .571.
In their last outing, Dallas played the Red Wings in an outing where the Stars took the loss by a final of 3-2. They had 3 power play attempts in this contest but didn't put one in the back of the net. The Stars netted 2 goals of the 40 shots on goal they were seeking. Their PDO was 87 and they earned an oZS percentage of 65.0%. Dallas went home with a 55.6% Corsi rate. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Dallas played and it could be said that this team has had better games. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 58.2% with a Fenwick of 39 and the Red Wings having notched a 28 Fenwick.
Dallas has attempted 759 shots (31st in the league) and has a shooting percentage of 9.62%, while allowing the other team 713 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 77.65% on their opponents 85 power play tries, and their save percentage is currently 90.6%. They have a tally of 89 opportunities on the power play and they have a power play percentage of 23.60%. The Stars have earned 52 goals at even strength and 21 goals (12th in professional hockey) while on the power play. They have permitted 67 goals to be scored by way of 48 goals at even strength and 19 goals while they were shorthanded. During this campaign, the Dallas Stars have tallied 73 goals, 25 points, and a points percentage of .481.
On the other side of the ice you are expected to see Jake Oettinger in net. He is sitting with 316 saves out of the 346 shots tried, which gives him a save percentage of .913. Oettinger has amassed a career mark of 4-2-6 and has been in net for 15 games. He was named a starter in 12 games and has been on the ice for 807 minutes. Oettinger's quality start rate is 50.0% and he has qualified for 6 quality starts in his professional career. Opponents are averaging 2.23 goals per contest and he has given up 30 goals overall.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Dallas (-170) and under 5.5 goals
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