St. Louis Blues vs Dallas Stars Prediction, 12/14/2021 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: St. Louis Blues vs Dallas Stars
Date: Tuesday, December 14, 2021
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Blues (+104) Stars (-125)
American Airlines Center is the site where Braden Holtby and the Dallas Stars (13-10-2) will play the St. Louis Blues (15-8-5) on Tuesday. The Stars open this contest at -125 while the Blues are coming in at +104. The over/under is set at 6.
The St. Louis Blues will look for better times on the ice after their 3-2 loss to the Ducks in their previous game. St. Louis accumulated 2 penalty minutes in this game. Moreover, they had 1 power play opportunity but weren't able to make the most of that try. The Blues had a below average offensive performance in this defeat. For the matchup, they earned a goal on 2 of the 25 shots they launched.
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The Blues have had 895 shots taken against them and have earned a save percentage of .914. While at even strength, the Blues have allowed the opponent to score 64 goals while having 71 themselves. St. Louis Blues opponents have tallied 75 power play opportunities (20th in the league) and have scored 13 goals in those attempts. For the year, they have racked up 35 points and their points percentage is .625. St. Louis has taken 914 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 10.3%. When talking about their goal scoring prowess, the St. Louis Blues have notched 94 goals (5th in the National Hockey League) so far this season and have allowed 77. St. Louis comes into the game with 78 power play chances and they have tallied 23 goals out of those chances, giving them a rate of 29.49%.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Ville Husso. Husso has been involved in 24 games during his professional hockey career. He has amassed an overall record of 12-8-2 and he has gotten the start in 22 games. Opponents have notched 66 goals against Husso in his pro career and his goals against average per game is 2.98. Husso has had 693 shots taken against him and has garnered 627 saves. His save percentage currently is .905 in his 1,331 minutes guarding the cage. For his career, Husso has 11 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .500.
In their last contest, Dallas went up against the Sharks in a game where the Stars took the defeat by a tally of 2-1. They had 3 power play chances in this game but didn't put one in the back of the net. The Stars had 1 goal of the 35 shots on goal they attempted.
Dallas has tried 737 shots (29th in pro hockey) and has a shot percentage of 9.23%, while allowing the opposition 773 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 82.67% on the other teams 75 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently comes in at 91.1%. They have a total of 70 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play rate of 27.14%. The Stars have accumulated 49 goals at even strength and 19 goals (7th in professional hockey) while on the power play. They have allowed 69 goals to be scored by way of 56 goals at even strength and 13 goals while they were shorthanded. On the year, the Dallas Stars have tallied 68 goals, 28 points, and a points percentage of .560.
For the opposition you will find Braden Holtby in the crease. His opposition is averaging 2.58 goals per contest and he has yielded 1,241 goals altogether. Holtby's quality start percentage sits at 57.3% and he has accumulated 282 quality starting assignments in his professional career. He has made the start in 492 games and his ice time sits at 28,865 mins. Holtby holds a career mark of 294-139-50 and has been in goal for 503 contests. He has a tally of 13,344 saves out of the 14,585 shots taken against him, which gives him a save % of .915.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Dallas (-125)
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