Dallas Stars vs Nashville Predators Prediction, 10/13/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Dallas Stars vs Nashville Predators
Date: Thursday, October 13, 2022
Location: Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN
TV: Bally Sports South
Odds/Point Spread: Stars (+110) Predators (-130)
The Dallas Stars are hitting the road to Bridgestone Arena on Thursday where they will try to beat the Nashville Predators. The moneyline on this game has the Stars at +110 and the Predators are sitting at -130. The betting total is set at 7.
The Dallas Stars will need a bounce back game after taking a 3-2 defeat against the Flames in their last game of last season. Dallas amassed 6 penalty minutes for this game. They also had 1 power play chance but weren't able to score. The Stars offense left a lot to be desired in the defeat. In the outing, they scored on 2 of the 28 shots they put on net.
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When it comes to their scoring, the Dallas Stars racked up 233 goals (21st in the league) over the course of last season and allowed 244. For last year, they earned 98 points and their points percentage was .598. Dallas finished with 241 power play opportunities and notched 54 goals out of those advantages, earning them a percentage of 22.41%. When at even strength, the Stars surrendered 198 goals while scoring 179. Dallas took 2,486 shots and had a shooting percentage of 9.4%. The Stars had 2,545 shots attempted against them and had a save percentage of .904. Dallas Stars opponents had 219 power play opportunities (27th in pro hockey) and had a total of 46 goals in those attempts.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Jake Oettinger. Opponents have been able to score 177 goals versus Oettinger in his NHL career and his goals against average per contest is 2.46. Oettinger has played in 77 games throughout his professional hockey career. He has a save percentage of .913 during his 4,312 mins guarding the cage. He has earned a mark of 41-23-8 and he was named the starter in 70 games. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Oettinger has 39 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .557. Oettinger has seen 2,041 shots taken against him and has gathered 1,864 total saves.
The last time they were on the ice last year, Nashville played the Avalanche in a game where the Predators went home in defeat by a final score of 5-3. They had 2 power play attempts in this outing but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. The Predators recorded 3 goals out of the 31 shots on goal they took.
Nashville took 2,439 shots (24th in the league) and earned a shot percentage of 10.74%, while allowing their opponent 2,646 shots. They had a penalty kill rate of 79.23% on their opponent's 284 power play chances, and their save percentage came in at 90.6%. They recorded 258 chances on the power play and they have accumulated a power play rate of 24.42%. The Predators scored 199 goals at even strength and 63 goals (5th in hockey) while on the power play. They granted a total of 250 goals to be scored by way of 191 goals at even strength and 59 goals while they were shorthanded. Last year, the Nashville Predators finished the season with 262 goals, 97 points, in addition to a points percentage of .591.
On the other side of the ice you are expected to see Juuse Saros protecting the goal. He has accounted for 6,105 stops out of 6,639 shots attempted against him, which gives him a save percentage of .920. Saros is the owner of a career mark of 114-72-20 and has been in net for 222 games. He has started in 206 contests and has played 12,611 minutes. Saros' percentage of quality starts is 61.7% and he has made 127 quality starting assignments in his pro career. His opposition is averaging 2.54 goals per game and he has surrendered 534 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Nashville (-130)
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