Dallas Stars vs Chicago Blackhawks Prediction, 2/18/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Dallas Stars vs Chicago Blackhawks
Date: Friday, February 18, 2022
Location: United Center in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Stars (-132) Blackhawks (+110)
The Chicago Blackhawks (18-24-7) host the Dallas Stars (26-19-2) at United Center on Friday. The moneyline on this game has the Stars at -132 and the Blackhawks are coming in at +110. The betting total comes in at 6.
The Dallas Stars were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 4-1 victory against the Avalanche in the last game they played. Dallas earned 6 minutes in the box in this matchup. Moreover, they had 3 chances with extra men on the ice and were able to net 2 goals. The Stars had a great offensive game plan going into this one and it showed in the victory. In the game, they tallied a score on 4 out of the 20 shots they launched.
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The Stars have had 1,445 shots tried against them and have earned a save percentage of .902. When playing at even strength, the Stars have allowed 111 goals while having 103 when they are on offense. Dallas Stars opponents have tallied 135 power play opportunities (22nd in the NHL) and have racked up 30 goals in those attempts. For the season, they have 54 points and their points percentage sits at .574. Dallas has attempted 1,425 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 9.8%. When discussing scoring goals, the Dallas Stars have racked up 139 goals (19th in hockey) this season and have surrendered 141. Dallas has accounted for 141 power play opportunities and they have notched 36 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a rate of 25.53%.
The man in net for this game is Jake Oettinger. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Oettinger has 23 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .535. He has a save percentage of .913 in his 2,711 mins in the crease. Oettinger has had 1,257 shot attempts taken against him and has recorded 1,148 total saves. Opponents have been able to score 109 goals versus Oettinger in his pro hockey career and his goals against average per contest is 2.41. He has a record of 25-13-7 and he has started in 43 games. Oettinger has played in 50 contests over the course of his hockey career.
The last time they were on the ice, Chicago opposed the Jets in a game where the Blackhawks earned a victory by a score of 3-1. They had 1 power play attempt in this one but didn't put one in the back of the net. The Blackhawks scored 3 goals of the 24 shots on goal they pursued.
Chicago has put up 1,395 shots (25th in professional hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 8.39%, while allowing the opposition 1,574 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 74.65% on their opponents 142 tries on the power play, and their save percentage is currently 89.7%. They have a total of 150 opportunities on the power play and they have a power play rate of 20.00%. The Blackhawks have scored 87 goals at even strength and 30 goals (16th in pro hockey) while on the power play. They have allowed 162 goals to be scored by of a combination of 126 goals at even strength and 36 goals while they were shorthanded. So far this season, the Chicago Blackhawks have earned a total of 117 goals, 43 points, as well as a points percentage of .439.
Across the ice you will find Marc-Andre Fleury protecting the goal. Opponents are averaging 2.56 goals/game and he has surrendered 2,269 goals overall. Fleury's quality start rate is 55.4% and he has made 423 quality starts in his NHL career. He got the starting nod in 763 games and has played 53,185 minutes. Fleury has accumulated a career record of 508-293-85 and has played in 919 games. He has accounted for 23,840 stops out of 26,109 shots tried, giving him a rate of .913.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Dallas (-132)
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