Dallas Stars vs Chicago Blackhawks Prediction, 4/10/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Dallas Stars vs Chicago Blackhawks
Date: Sunday, April 10, 2022
Location: United Center in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Stars (-167) Blackhawks (+140)
United Center is the site where the Chicago Blackhawks (24-36-11) will attempt to defeat the Dallas Stars (40-26-4) on Sunday. The odds on this game have Dallas at -167 while Chicago is coming in at +140. The total comes in at 6.
The Dallas Stars were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 4-3 loss against the Maple Leafs the last time they stepped on the ice. The Stars offense showed they have some room for improvement in this defeat. In the matchup, they tallied a score on 3 out of the 18 shots they put on net. Moreover, they had 2 chances on the power play but weren't able to net one. Dallas tallied 6 penalty mins in this contest.
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In reference to their goal scoring prowess, the Dallas Stars have accumulated 203 goals (21st in hockey) on the year and have conceded 208. For the season, they have earned 84 points and their points percentage comes in at .600. Dallas steps onto the ice with 208 power play opportunities and they have scored 45 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a percentage of 21.63%. At even strength, the Stars let the opposition score 166 goals while scoring 158 of their own. Dallas has tried 2,139 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 9.5%. The Stars have had 2,163 shots taken against them and have earned a save percentage of .904. Dallas Stars opponents have amassed 196 power play opportunities (23rd in hockey) and have a total of 42 goals in those chances.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Jake Oettinger. Oettinger has played in 69 matchups throughout his pro hockey career. He has a record of 36-20-8 and he has gotten the start in 62 games. Opponents have been able to score 156 goals versus Oettinger in his pro hockey career and his goals against rate is 2.43. Oettinger has had 1,811 shots against him and has accrued 1,655 total saves. His save percentage currently is at .914 during his 3,858 mins guarding the cage. In his professional hockey career, Oettinger has accrued 33 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .532.
In their last game, Chicago faced the Kraken in a matchup where the Blackhawks ended up losing by a score of 2-0. They had 4 power play chances in this outing but were not able to net one. The Blackhawks notched 0 goals of the 29 shots on goal they pursued.
On the season, the Chicago Blackhawks have notched a total of 184 goals, 59 points, in addition to a points percentage of .415. They have allowed 247 goals to be scored by way of 199 goals at even strength and 48 goals while they were shorthanded. The Blackhawks are sitting with 140 goals at even strength and 44 goals (17th in the NHL) while on the power play. They have earned 211 power play opportunities and they have a power play percentage of 20.85%. Chicago has attempted 2,037 shots (30th in the NHL) and has a shooting percentage of 9.03%, while allowing the other team 2,331 shots. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 75.63% on the other teams 197 power play tries, and their save percentage currently sits at 89.4%.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see Kevin Lankinen protecting the net. Opponents are averaging 3.21 goals per game and he has given up 188 goals altogether. Lankinen's percentage of quality starts is 44.8% and he has accumulated 26 quality starts in his pro career. He got the starting nod in 58 games and has played for a total of 3,512 minutes. Lankinen has accumulated a lifetime record of 21-25-11 and has been in goal for 60 contests. He has compiled 1,736 saves out of 1,924 shots attempted, which gives him a save % of .902.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Chicago (+140)
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