Edmonton Oilers vs Dallas Stars Prediction, 12/21/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Edmonton Oilers vs Dallas Stars
Date: Wednesday, December 21, 2022
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Oilers (+118) Stars (-144)
The Dallas Stars (19-8-6) will play the Edmonton Oilers (17-14-2) at American Airlines Center on Wednesday. The moneyline on this contest has the Oilers at +118 and the Stars are sitting at -144. The betting total comes in at 7.
The Edmonton Oilers had a rough game after their 4-3 defeat against the Predators in their previous game. The Oilers had an average offensive outing in this defeat. For the matchup, they earned a goal on 3 of the 33 shots they put on net. Moreover, they had 3 power play attempts and were able to score 2 goals. Edmonton earned 4 mins in the box for this contest.
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With regard to their scoring capabilities, the Edmonton Oilers have earned 118 goals (4th in the league) so far this year and have surrendered 113. For the current season, they have accumulated 36 points and their points percentage comes in at .545. Edmonton has compiled 122 power play chances and they have scored 40 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a percentage of 32.79%. While playing at even strength, the Oilers have given up 79 goals while getting 78 themselves. Edmonton has tried 1,064 shots and has a shot percentage of 11.1%. The Oilers thus far have had 1,081 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .895. Edmonton Oilers opponents have totaled 124 power play tries (3rd in pro hockey) and have come away with 34 goals in those chances.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Stuart Skinner. During his career on the ice, Skinner has 18 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .581. His save percentage currently is at .912 for his 1,917 mins guarding the cage. Skinner has had 1,025 shot attempts against him and he has 935 saves. Opponents have racked up 90 goals against Skinner in his professional hockey career and his goals against average per contest is 2.82. He has amassed a record of 16-14-1 and he has gotten the start in 31 games. Skinner has been involved in 33 matchups during his NHL career.
Their last time out, Dallas opposed the Blue Jackets in an outing where the Stars took home the victory by a tally of 2-1. They had 1 chance on the power play in this game but weren't able to score a goal. The Stars had 2 goals of the 34 shots on goal they took.
Dallas has attempted 1,054 shots (11th in pro hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 11.20%, while allowing the other team 1,046 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 83.62% on their opponents 116 power play opportunities, and their save percentage comes in at 91.5%. They have recorded 97 chances on the power play and they have accumulated a power play rate of 25.77%. The Stars have racked up 93 goals at even strength and 25 goals (9th in the league) while having more men on the ice. They have granted a total of 89 goals to be scored by of a combination of 70 goals at even strength and 19 goals while they were shorthanded. This season, the Dallas Stars have 118 goals, 44 points, as well as a points percentage of .667.
For the opposition you will find Jake Oettinger defending the goal. Oettinger has amassed a career mark of 54-27-11 and has been in goal for 100 games. Oettinger's percentage of quality starts comes out to 57.6% and he has 53 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. He has compiled 2,468 stops out of the 2,696 shots tried, giving him a save percentage of .915. His opponents are averaging 2.44 goals/game and he has surrendered 228 goals in total. He has been a starter 92 contests and has been on the ice for 5,612 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Dallas (-144)
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