Nashville Predators vs Dallas Stars Prediction, 3/7/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nashville Predators vs Dallas Stars
Date: Sunday, March 7, 2021
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
TV: Fox Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Predators (+110) Stars (-130)
Anton Khudobin and the Dallas Stars (6-8-4) play the Nashville Predators (10-13-0) at American Airlines Center on Sunday. The Stars open this matchup at -130 while the Predators are coming in at +110. The O/U is set at 5.5.
The Predators will need a bounce back game after taking a 5-4 loss to the Panthers their last time out. The Predators had a good offensive performance in the defeat. For the outing, they finished 4 out of the 35 shots they put on goal. Moreover, they had 2 chances with extra men on the ice but weren't able to convert one of them into a goal. Nashville accumulated 4 minutes in the box for this matchup. The Corsi for the Predators sat at 58 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 48 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 54.7%. Their Fenwick was 47 and the Fenwick against finished at 39, giving them a Fenwick rate of 54.7%. They earned 37 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 20 opportunities to gain puck control. When starting in the offensive zone they sat at 47.2% and they had a PDO of 103.2 for this game.
When it comes to scoring goals, the Nashville Predators have earned 54 goals (26th in pro hockey) on the year and have allowed 73. For the season, they sit with 20 points and their points percentage comes in at .435. Nashville comes into tonight with 77 power play chances and they have added 14 goals out of those chances, earning them a percentage of 18.18%. At even strength, the Predators have conceded 50 goals while having 40 on offense. Nashville has taken 743 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 7.3%. The Predators have had 678 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .892. Nashville Predators opponents have totaled 77 power play tries (10th in the league) and have a total of 23 goals in those attempts.
The player between the pipes for this game is Pekka Rinne. Rinne has played in 673 games over the course of his professional hockey career. He has accumulated a record of 364-209-74 and he has started in 656 games. The opposition has notched 1,568 goals versus Rinne in his professional career and his goals against average per contest is 2.42. Rinne has had 18,909 shot attempts taken against him and has recorded 17,341 total saves. His save percentage currently is .917 in his 38,818 minutes guarding the cage. In his career, Rinne has accrued 375 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .572.
The last time they were on the ice, Dallas squared up with the Blue Jackets in a game where the Stars ended up taking the loss by a mark of 3-2. They had 2 power play opportunities in this contest but were not able to net one. The Stars scored 2 goals out of the 24 shots on goal they were seeking. Their PDO was 94 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 55.0%. Dallas wound up with a 56.5% Corsi rate. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Dallas had and you can safely assume that they'll look to improve in their next outing. Their Fenwick rate was 53.2% by way of having a Fenwick of 33 and the Blue Jackets having accrued a 29 Fenwick at even strength.
The Stars have tallied 31 goals at even strength and 17 goals (11th in pro hockey) while having a power play advantage. Dallas has taken 496 shots (31st in the NHL) and has earned a shooting percentage of 9.68%, while allowing the opposition 521 shots. So far this season, the Dallas Stars have a total of 48 goals, 16 points, as well as a points percentage of .444. They have recorded 66 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 25.76%. They have a penalty kill rate of 78.79% on their opponents 66 power play opportunities, and their save percentage sits at 90.8%. They have allowed 48 goals to be scored by way of 34 goals at even strength and 14 goals while they had less men on the ice.
For the opposition you will find Anton Khudobin between the pipes. His opponents are averaging 2.46 goals per game and he has relinquished 522 goals overall. Khudobin's quality start rate is 58.1% and he has made 122 quality starting assignments in his career. He got the starting nod in 210 games and has played 12,715 mins. Khudobin is the owner of a career record of 103-83-26 and has participated in 230 games. He has recorded 5,899 saves out of the 6,421 shots taken against him, giving him a save % of .919.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Dallas (-130)
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