Dallas Stars vs Arizona Coyotes Prediction, 2/20/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Dallas Stars vs Arizona Coyotes
Date: Sunday, February 20, 2022
Location: Gila River Arena in Glendale, AZ
TV: Fox Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: Stars (-245) Coyotes (+198)
The Arizona Coyotes (12-32-4) will try to beat the Dallas Stars (27-19-2) at Gila River Arena on Sunday. The moneyline on this matchup has the Stars at -245 while the Coyotes are opening at +198. The total is 6.
The Dallas Stars went home feeling good about their game by earning a 1-0 victory over the Blackhawks in their previous contest. The Stars didn't have a great showing offensively in this victory. For the outing, they converted 1 of the 29 shots they put on goal. Furthermore, they had 3 power play attempts but weren't able to score. Dallas tallied 6 mins in the box for this contest.
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Dallas Stars opponents have 137 power play opportunities (21st in hockey) and have scored 30 goals in those chances. The Stars have had 1,479 shots taken against them and have earned a save percentage of .905. Dallas has taken 1,454 shots and has a shot percentage of 9.6%. When at even strength, the Stars have allowed 111 goals while having 103 themselves. Dallas has accounted for 144 power play opportunities and they have scored 36 goals out of those advantages, giving them a percentage of 25.00%. For the current campaign, they have recorded 56 points and their points % is .583. In the matter of their scoring, the Dallas Stars have racked up 139 goals (21st in the league) on the year and have allowed 141.
The man protecting the net in this game is Jake Oettinger. Opponents have notched 109 goals versus Oettinger in his pro career and his goals against rate is 2.36. Oettinger has taken the ice for 51 contests over the course of his hockey career. His save percentage is .916 during his 2,776 minutes on the ice. He has compiled a win-loss mark of 26-13-7 and got the start in 44 games. Over the course of his career, Oettinger has accounted for 24 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .545. Oettinger has seen 1,291 shots taken against him and has recorded 1,182 saves.
When they took the ice last, Arizona played the Lightning in an outing where the Coyotes went home in defeat by a score of 4-3. They had 1 power play chance in this contest but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. The Coyotes recorded 3 goals out of the 19 shots on goal they attempted.
Arizona has taken 1,244 shots (32nd in hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 8.60%, while allowing the opposition 1,644 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 73.13% on the other teams 160 tries on the power play, and their save percentage sits at 89.3%. They have a tally of 126 power play chances and they have a power play percentage of 11.90%. The Coyotes have accumulated 92 goals at even strength and 15 goals (32nd in the NHL) while on the power play. They have permitted 176 goals to be scored by of a combination of 133 goals at even strength and 43 goals while they were shorthanded. For the year, the Arizona Coyotes have notched a total of 107 goals, 28 points, in addition to a points percentage of .292.
Across the ice you will find Karel Vejmelka in the crease. He has racked up 858 saves out of 952 shots taken against him, giving him a save percentage of .901. Vejmelka is the owner of a career record of 7-20-1 and has participated in 30 games. He was named a starter in 28 contests and has accumulated 1,633 minutes. Vejmelka's quality start rate comes in at 46.4% and he has 13 quality starting assignments in his career. The opposition is averaging 3.45 goals per contest and he has relinquished 94 goals overall.
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Josh's Pick: Take Dallas (-245)
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