Dallas Stars vs St. Louis Blues Prediction, 1/9/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Dallas Stars vs St. Louis Blues
Date: Sunday, January 9, 2022
Location: Enterprise Center in St. Louis, MO
TV: Bally Sports Midwest
The Dallas Stars (16-12-2) are headed to Enterprise Center on Sunday where they will play the St. Louis Blues (19-10-5).
The Dallas Stars had a good night with a 6-5 victory against the Panthers in their previous game. The Stars had a solid offensive outing and it was apparent in this win. For the matchup, they earned a goal on 6 of the 36 shots they tried. Furthermore, they had 3 power play opportunities and were able to net 1 goal. Dallas amassed 6 mins in the box in this outing.
In reference to scoring goals, the Dallas Stars have accumulated 86 goals (27th in hockey) over the course of the season and have given up 89. For the season, they have accumulated 34 points and their points percentage is .567. Dallas comes into the game with 89 power play chances and they have notched 24 goals out of those tries, garnering them a percentage of 26.97%. When at even strength, the Stars have allowed 70 goals while earning 62 themselves. Dallas has taken 902 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 9.5%. The Stars have had 924 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .904. Dallas Stars opponents have recorded 91 power play tries (24th in the league) and have a total of 19 goals in those attempts.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Braden Holtby. The opposition has scored 1,249 goals against Holtby in his pro career and his average for goals against per game is 2.59. Holtby has participated in 505 games over the course of his professional hockey career. He has a save percentage of .915 for his 28,990 mins played. He has compiled an overall mark of 295-140-50 and he has gotten the start in 494 games. For his career, Holtby has earned 282 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .571. Holtby has seen 14,660 shots taken against him and has garnered 13,411 saves.
In their last contest, St. Louis faced the Penguins in a matchup where the Blues went home in defeat by a final score of 5-3. The Blues had 3 goals out of the 29 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 1 power play chance in this one and recorded 1 goal on that opportunity.
For the year, the St. Louis Blues have accounted for 117 goals, 43 points, as well as a points percentage of .632. They have allowed 94 goals to be scored by of a combination of 78 goals at even strength and 16 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Blues have accumulated 88 goals at even strength and 29 goals (2nd in hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have recorded 96 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play rate of 30.21%. St. Louis has put up 1,099 shots (11th in pro hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 10.65%, while allowing their opponents 1,092 shots. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 82.61% on their oppositions 92 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is 91.4%.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see Jordan Binnington in goal. He has accounted for 3,736 stops out of the 4,090 shots taken against him, giving him a save percentage of .913. Binnington holds a career mark of 82-39-19 and has played in 145 contests. He got the starting nod in 141 games and has been on the ice for 8,487 mins. Binnington's percentage of quality starts comes in at 53.9% and he has qualified for 76 quality starting assignments in his hockey career. Opponents are averaging 2.50 goals/game and he has allowed 354 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Tony's Pick: Take St. Louis
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