Dallas Stars vs Washington Capitals Prediction, 3/20/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Dallas Stars vs Washington Capitals
Date: Sunday, March 20, 2022
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.
TV: NBC Sports Washington
Odds/Point Spread: Stars (+117) Capitals (-141)
The Dallas Stars (33-23-3) are en route to Capital One Arena on Sunday where they will meet the Washington Capitals (35-18-10). The line on this matchup has the Stars at +117 while the Capitals open at -141. The total is 6.
The Dallas Stars went home feeling good about their game by earning a 4-3 victory over the Canadiens in their previous game. The Stars had a good offensive outing in this victory. For the game, they converted 4 out of the 35 shots they put on net. They also had 4 power play chances but weren't able to make the most of them. Dallas amassed 10 penalty mins for this contest.
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In the matter of their scoring capabilities, the Dallas Stars have accumulated 171 goals (23rd in pro hockey) on the year and have conceded 174. For the current campaign, they have recorded 69 points and their points percentage comes in at .585. Dallas has tallied 179 power play chances and they have scored 41 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a percentage of 22.91%. While playing at even strength, the Stars let the opposition score 137 goals while notching 130 themselves. Dallas has tried 1,814 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 9.4%. The Stars have had 1,827 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .905. Dallas Stars opponents have totaled 172 power play opportunities (23rd in pro hockey) and have come away with 37 goals in those attempts.
The player between the pipes for this game is Jake Oettinger. Oettinger has taken the ice for 61 contests throughout his professional hockey career. He has compiled an overall mark of 31-17-8 and he has gotten the start in 54 games. The opposition has racked up 136 goals against Oettinger in his NHL career and his goals against rate is 2.41. Oettinger has seen 1,594 shot attempts against him and he has 1,458 total saves. He has a save percentage of .915 during his 3,381 mins on the ice. Over the course of his time in hockey, Oettinger has accumulated 30 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .556.
When they took the ice last, Washington opposed the Hurricanes in a matchup where the Capitals ended up with the win by a score of 4-3. They had 3 power play attempts in this contest and scored 1 goal out of those opportunities. The Capitals netted 4 goals of the 40 shots on goal they pursued.
This season, the Washington Capitals have earned a total of 208 goals, 80 points, and a points percentage of .635. They have granted a total of 175 goals to be scored by way of 142 goals at even strength and 33 goals while they were shorthanded. The Capitals are sitting with 171 goals at even strength and 37 goals (17th in the league) while having more men on the ice. They have earned 191 opportunities on the power play and they have earned a power play rate of 19.37%. Washington has put up 1,978 shots (13th in pro hockey) and has a shot percentage of 10.52%, while allowing the opposition 1,843 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 80.92% on the other teams 173 power play opportunities, and their save percentage sits at 90.5%.
On the other side of the ice you will find Ilya Samsonov protecting the net. He has racked up 1,890 saves out of the 2,089 shots attempted against him, giving him a rate of .905. Samsonov has earned a lifetime record of 47-19-7 and has been in net for 79 games. He got the starting nod in 70 games and has played for a total of 4,332 minutes. Samsonov's quality start percentage is 41.4% and he has qualified for 29 quality starts in his hockey career. His opponents are averaging 2.76 goals per game and he has relinquished 199 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Dallas (+117)
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