Dallas Stars vs Edmonton Oilers Prediction, 4/20/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Dallas Stars vs Edmonton Oilers
Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Location: Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Stars (+100) Oilers (-118)
The Dallas Stars (43-28-5) are hitting the road to Rogers Place on Wednesday where they will attempt to defeat the Edmonton Oilers (44-26-6). The moneyline on this matchup has Dallas at +100 and Edmonton is coming in at -118. The betting total is set at 7.
The Dallas Stars were on the losing side of the ice with a 6-2 loss against the Canucks their last time on the ice. Dallas had 7 mins in the box in this contest. Furthermore, they had 1 attempt on the power play and were able to notch 1 goal. The Stars didn't have a great showing offensively in the defeat. For the game, they tallied a score on 2 of the 30 shots they attempted.
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When discussing their scoring, the Dallas Stars have racked up 217 goals (21st in the NHL) for the season and have surrendered 225. For the current season, they have racked up 91 points and their points % is .599. Dallas has accumulated 224 power play opportunities and they have tallied 50 goals out of those chances, giving them a percentage of 22.32%. When at even strength, the Stars have conceded 182 goals while scoring 167 on the offensive side of the ice. Dallas has taken 2,318 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 9.4%. The Stars have had 2,333 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .904. Dallas Stars opponents have tallied 208 power play opportunities (24th in professional hockey) and have come away with 43 goals in those attempts.
The player between the pipes for this game is Jake Oettinger. Over the course of his career, Oettinger has accrued 36 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .545. His save percentage is at .912 for his 4,067 minutes in the crease. Oettinger has seen 1,917 shots against him and he has 1,749 saves. Opponents have scored 168 goals versus Oettinger in his professional career and his goals against average is 2.48. He has earned a mark of 38-22-8 and he was named the starter in 66 games. Oettinger has been in net for 73 matchups over the course of his NHL career.
When they took the ice last, Edmonton faced the Golden Knights in an outing where the Oilers ended up with the win by a tally of 4-0. They had 1 chance on the power play in this one but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. The Oilers recorded 4 goals of the 36 shots on goal they were seeking.
Edmonton has put up 2,572 shots (10th in professional hockey) and has a shot percentage of 10.11%, while allowing the other team 2,424 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 78.54% on their opponents 233 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage comes in at 90.3%. They have a total of 220 power play opportunities and they have a power play percentage of 25.91%. The Oilers have scored 203 goals at even strength and 57 goals (5th in hockey) while on the power play. They have granted a total of 234 goals to be scored by way of 184 goals at even strength and 50 goals while they had less men on the ice. So far this year, the Edmonton Oilers have notched a total of 260 goals, 94 points, in addition to a points percentage of .618.
Across the ice you are likely to see Mike Smith in net. Opponents are averaging 2.70 goals per game and he has surrendered 1,714 goals overall. Smith's quality start rate is 53.2% and he has earned 332 quality starting assignments in his professional career. He got the starting nod in 624 games and has played 38,080 mins. Smith has amassed a career mark of 296-263-78 and has participated in 667 games. He has accrued 17,768 stops out of 19,482 shots taken, giving him a save percentage of .912.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Dallas (+100)
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