Dallas Stars vs Vancouver Canucks Prediction, 4/18/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Dallas Stars vs Vancouver Canucks
Date: Monday, April 18, 2022
Location: Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC
Odds/Point Spread: Stars (-105) Canucks (-115)
The Vancouver Canucks (37-28-10) will try to beat the Dallas Stars (43-27-5) at Rogers Arena on Monday. The line on this matchup has the Stars at -105 while the Canucks open at -115. The over/under has been set at 6.
The Dallas Stars had a good night with a 2-1 victory against the Sharks in their previous outing. The Stars could have played much better offensively in this victory. While out there on the ice, they tallied a score on 2 of the 26 shots they tried. In addition, they had 1 chance with the advantage but weren't able to net one. Dallas garnered 2 penalty minutes for this matchup.
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In terms of their goal scoring prowess, the Dallas Stars have racked up 215 goals (21st in the league) so far this year and have allowed 219. For the season, they have 91 points and their points percentage is sitting at .607. Dallas has accounted for 223 power play chances and they have scored 49 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a percentage of 21.97%. While at even strength, the Stars have surrendered 176 goals while having 166 as an offensive unit. Dallas has attempted 2,288 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 9.4%. The Stars have had 2,302 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .905. Dallas Stars opponents have recorded 206 power play tries (24th in professional hockey) and have tallied 43 goals in those chances.
The player in the crease for this game is Jake Oettinger. Over the course of his career, Oettinger has accrued 36 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .554. His save percentage sits at .914 in his 4,037 minutes in the crease. Oettinger has had 1,898 shot attempts against him and he has 1,734 saves. Opponents have tallied 164 goals versus Oettinger in his professional hockey career and his goals against rate is 2.44. He has earned a record of 38-21-8 and he has gotten the start in 65 games. Oettinger has been in net for 72 contests during his hockey career.
Their last time out, Vancouver opposed the Coyotes in an outing where the Canucks earned a victory by a score of 7-1. They had 4 power play attempts in this matchup and recorded 3 goals out of those attempts. The Canucks recorded 7 goals out of the 27 shots on goal they tried.
The Canucks have racked up 166 goals at even strength and 55 goals (7th in hockey) while having a power play advantage. Vancouver has put up 2,402 shots (13th in the NHL) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 9.20%, while allowing their opponents 2,388 shots. This season, the Vancouver Canucks have earned a total of 221 goals, 84 points, and a points percentage of .560. They have recorded 231 opportunities on the power play and they have accumulated a power play rate of 23.81%. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 73.93% on the other teams 211 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is currently 91.3%. They have allowed 208 goals to be scored by of a combination of 153 goals at even strength and 55 goals while they were shorthanded.
On the other side of the ice you are expected to see Thatcher Demko protecting the net. He has tallied 3,804 saves out of the 4,163 shots taken, giving him a save % of .914. Demko is the owner of a career record of 66-51-10 and has been in net for 132 games. He has been a starter 127 contests and has played 7,690 mins. Demko's quality start rate comes out to 58.3% and he has 74 quality starts in his pro hockey career. His opposition is averaging 2.80 goals per contest and he has yielded 359 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Vancouver (-115)
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