Dallas Stars vs Nashville Predators Prediction, 3/8/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Dallas Stars vs Nashville Predators
Date: Tuesday, March 8, 2022
Location: Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN
TV: Bally Sports South
Odds/Point Spread: Stars (-110) Predators (-110)
Bridgestone Arena is where the Nashville Predators (31-20-4) will attempt to defeat the Dallas Stars (32-20-3) on Tuesday. The moneyline on this game has the Stars at -110 and the Predators are sitting at -110. The betting total is set at 6.
The Dallas Stars were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 6-3 win against the Wild in the last game they played. Dallas recorded 8 penalty mins in this matchup. The Stars had a good offensive outing and it showed in this victory. In addition, they had 3 chances with extra men on the ice and notched 2 goals. In the game, they tallied a score on 6 out of the 26 shots they launched.
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Pertaining to their scoring capabilities, the Dallas Stars have tallied 162 goals (21st in pro hockey) so far this season and have surrendered 158. For the current campaign, they have 67 points and their points percentage is sitting at .609. Dallas comes into the game with 169 power play chances and they have added 40 goals out of those tries, earning them a rate of 23.67%. While at even strength, the Stars let the opposition score 124 goals while earning 122 of their own. Dallas has taken 1,688 shots and holds a shot percentage of 9.6%. The Stars have had 1,696 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .907. Dallas Stars opponents have 161 power play opportunities (16th in pro hockey) and have come away with 34 goals in those chances.
The player in the crease for this game is Jake Oettinger. The opposition has notched 122 goals against Oettinger in his pro hockey career and his goals against average per game is 2.33. Oettinger has participated in 57 games during his hockey career. He has a save percentage of .917 for his 3,140 minutes guarding the cage. He has earned an overall mark of 30-14-8 and got the start in 50 games. For his career, Oettinger has accrued 28 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .560. Oettinger has seen 1,465 shots against him and has garnered 1,343 saves.
In their last game, Nashville opposed the Sharks in a game where the Predators earned a victory by a mark of 8-0. The Predators converted 8 goals out of the 36 shots on goal they took. They had 4 power play chances in this game and recorded 1 goal out of those attempts.
Nashville has tried 1,607 shots (30th in professional hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 10.70%, while allowing the opposition 1,741 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 79.79% on the other teams 193 power play opportunities, and their save percentage comes in at 91.2%. They have recorded 170 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play rate of 24.12%. The Predators have tallied 131 goals at even strength and 41 goals (6th in professional hockey) while on the power play. They have permitted 153 goals to be scored by of a combination of 114 goals at even strength and 39 goals while they had less men on the ice. This season, the Nashville Predators have 172 goals, 66 points, as well as a points percentage of .600.
Across the rink you are going to see Juuse Saros in goal. His opposition is averaging 2.48 goals per game and he has yielded 472 goals overall. Saros' quality start rate comes out to 61.6% and he has 114 quality starting assignments in his pro career. He was named a starter in 185 games and has been on the ice for 11,406 mins. Saros has amassed a career record of 102-64-20 and has been in net for 201 games. He has accounted for 5,507 stops out of 5,979 shots taken against him, giving him a percentage of .921.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Dallas (-110)
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