Montreal Canadiens vs Dallas Stars Prediction, 12/23/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Montreal Canadiens vs Dallas Stars
Date: Friday, December 23, 2022
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Canadiens (+230) Stars (-285)
The Dallas Stars (19-9-6) will go up against the Montreal Canadiens (15-15-3) at American Airlines Center on Friday. The odds on this game have Montreal at +230 while Dallas opens at -285. The total has been set at 6.
The Montreal Canadiens were on the losing side of the ice with a 2-1 loss against the Avalanche in their previous contest . The Canadiens didn't have their best offensive outing in this defeat. While out there on the ice, they tallied a score on 1 of the 20 shots they tried. In addition, they had 1 attempt on the power play but weren't able to net one. Montreal amassed 4 penalty minutes in this contest.
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Montreal Canadiens opponents have recorded 118 power play opportunities (9th in professional hockey) and have earned 25 goals in those attempts. The Canadiens have had 1,091 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .896. Montreal has taken 939 shots and has a shooting percentage of 9.5%. While playing at even strength, the Canadiens have given up 89 goals while having 75 themselves. Montreal has accounted for 103 power play opportunities and they have notched 14 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a percentage of 13.59%. For the season, they have 33 points and their points percentage is .500. In terms of their scoring capabilities, the Montreal Canadiens have notched 89 goals (26th in hockey) over the course of the season and have conceded 114.
The man in goal for this game is Jake Allen. During his career on the ice, Allen is sitting with 188 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .530. His save percentage sits at .910 in his 21,078 minutes guarding the cage. Allen has had 10,338 shot attempts against him and has amassed 9,411 total saves. Opponents have scored 927 goals versus Allen in his pro career and his goals against average is 2.64. He has compiled a mark of 177-138-36 and got the start in 355 games. Allen has played in 375 contests during his professional hockey career.
In their last contest, Dallas played the Oilers in a game where the Stars were on the wrong end of the score by a final of 6-3. The Stars notched 3 goals of the 27 shots on goal they attempted. They had 4 power play attempts in this contest and recorded 1 out of those tries.
The Stars have tallied 95 goals at even strength and 26 goals (10th in the NHL) while having more men on the ice. Dallas has taken 1,081 shots (9th in the NHL) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 11.19%, while allowing their opponents 1,080 shots. During this campaign, the Dallas Stars have earned a total of 121 goals, 44 points, in addition to a points percentage of .647. They have allowed 95 goals to be scored by of a combination of 75 goals at even strength and 20 goals while they were shorthanded. They have recorded 101 power play chances and they have a power play percentage of 25.74%. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 83.05% on the other teams 118 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently sits at 91.2%.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see Jake Oettinger between the pipes. His opponents are averaging 2.46 goals/game and he has conceded 233 goals in total. Oettinger's quality start rate is 57.0% and he has qualified for 53 quality starting assignments in his professional career. He got the starting nod in 93 games and has played for a total of 5,672 minutes. Oettinger has a lifetime record of 54-28-11 and has played in 101 games. He has a tally of 2,496 stops out of 2,729 shots taken against him, giving him a save % of .915.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Dallas (-285) and under 5.5 goals
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