Dallas Stars vs Toronto Maple Leafs Prediction, 10/20/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Dallas Stars vs Toronto Maple Leafs
Date: Thursday, October 20, 2022
Location: Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Stars (+145) Maple Leafs (-175)
The Dallas Stars are on their way to Scotiabank Arena on Thursday where they will go up against the Toronto Maple Leafs. The line on this matchup has the Stars at +145 and the Maple Leafs open at -175. The total comes in at 7.
The Dallas Stars were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 4-1 victory against the Jets their last time out. Dallas tallied 10 penalty minutes in this contest. The Stars had a impressive offensive outing in this win. In addition, they had 4 chances on the power play and scored 1 goal. For the game, they scored on 4 of the 29 shots they put on net.
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At even strength, the Stars have conceded 2 goals while earning 10 on the offensive side of the ice. Dallas Stars opponents have tallied 14 power play opportunities (9th in hockey) and have notched 1 goal in those attempts. When it comes to their scoring, the Dallas Stars have notched 13 goals (6th in hockey) this season and have allowed 3. Dallas has tried 80 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 16.3%. For the current campaign, they have recorded 6 points and their points percentage is 1.000. The Stars so far have had 87 shots taken against them and have earned a save percentage of .966. Dallas has accumulated 10 power play chances and they have added 3 goals during those chances, earning them a rate of 30.00%.
The man in net for this game is Jake Oettinger. Oettinger has played in 80 contests throughout his NHL career. He has compiled a record of 44-23-8 and he started in 73 games. Opponents have scored 180 goals against Oettinger in his pro hockey career and his goals against rate is 2.40. Oettinger has had 2,128 shots taken against him and has amassed 1,948 saves. His save percentage currently is .915 for his 4,492 mins played. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Oettinger has tallied 42 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .575.
The last time they were on the ice, Toronto faced the Coyotes in a game where the Maple Leafs ended up losing by a tally of 4-2. They had 5 opportunities on the power play in this matchup and scored 1 out of those opportunities. The Maple Leafs scored 2 goals out of the 28 shots on goal they attempted.
For the season, the Toronto Maple Leafs have earned 11 goals, 4 points, as well as a points percentage of .500. They have allowed 12 goals to be scored by way of 9 goals at even strength and 3 goals while they were shorthanded. The Maple Leafs have earned 8 goals at even strength and 3 goals (15th in professional hockey) while on the power play. They have a tally of 14 power play chances and they have a power play rate of 21.43%. Toronto has tried 131 shots (8th in professional hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 8.40%, while allowing the other team 96 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 81.25% on their opponents 16 power play tries, and their save percentage currently comes in at 87.5%.
Across the rink you will find Ilya Samsonov between the pipes. His opposition is averaging 2.79 goals per contest and he has surrendered 232 goals overall. Samsonov's rate of quality starts comes out to 43.2% and he has 35 quality starts in his pro career. He has started in 81 contests and has accumulated 4,985 minutes. Samsonov has a career mark of 54-22-8 and has played in 91 contests. He has gathered 2,155 saves out of the 2,387 shots attempted against him, giving him a rate of .903.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Dallas (+145)
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