New York Rangers vs Dallas Stars Prediction, 3/12/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New York Rangers vs Dallas Stars
Date: Saturday, March 12, 2022
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Rangers (+115) Stars (-138)
The Dallas Stars (32-21-3) will try to defeat the New York Rangers (36-17-5) at American Airlines Center on Saturday. The moneyline on this contest has New York at +115 while Dallas is sitting at -138. The over/under is set at 6.
The New York Rangers were on the losing side of the ice with a 6-2 defeat to the Blues in their last contest. New York garnered 13 penalty minutes in this outing. They also had 3 chances with the advantage and were able to score 2 goals. The Rangers left a lot to be desired in terms of their offense in the defeat. In the matchup, they tallied a score on 2 of the 29 shots they attempted.
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New York Rangers opponents have totaled 166 power play opportunities (17th in the league) and have a total of 28 goals in those attempts. The Rangers have had 1,872 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .921. New York has taken 1,661 shots and holds a shot percentage of 10.2%. While playing at even strength, the Rangers have surrendered 120 goals while having 127 on offense. New York has accumulated 160 power play opportunities and they have added 42 goals out of those chances, giving them a percentage of 26.25%. For the season, they have 77 points and their points percentage sits at .664. In reference to their scoring capabilities, the New York Rangers have earned 169 goals (20th in hockey) so far this season and have allowed 148.
The player in the crease for this game is Igor Shesterkin. For his professional hockey career, Shesterkin has compiled 58 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .725. His save percentage currently is .929 for his 4,787 mins guarding the cage. Shesterkin has had 2,632 shot attempts taken against him and has accrued 2,446 total saves. The opposition has racked up 186 goals against Shesterkin in his pro hockey career and his average for goals against per game is 2.33. He has compiled a mark of 54-23-6 and he started in 80 games. Shesterkin has participated in 85 games during his NHL career.
When they took the ice last, Dallas went up against the Predators in a matchup where the Stars ended up taking the loss by a tally of 2-1. They had 1 power play opportunity in this contest but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. The Stars had 1 goal of the 23 shots on goal they tried.
On the season, the Dallas Stars have earned 163 goals, 67 points, in addition to a points percentage of .598. They have allowed 160 goals to be scored by way of 126 goals at even strength and 34 goals while they were shorthanded. The Stars have accumulated 123 goals at even strength and 40 goals (12th in the NHL) while having a power play advantage. They have a tally of 170 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 23.53%. Dallas has attempted 1,711 shots (23rd in the league) and has a shooting percentage of 9.53%, while allowing the other team 1,727 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 79.14% on their opponents 163 power play chances, and their save percentage sits at 90.7%.
For the opposition you are likely to see Jake Oettinger in the crease. Oettinger holds a career mark of 30-15-8 and has participated in 58 games. Oettinger's percentage of quality starts is 56.9% and he has 29 quality starts in his pro career. He has accounted for 1,372 stops out of the 1,496 shots taken, giving him a percentage of .917. His opposition is averaging 2.33 goals/game and he has surrendered 124 goals in total. He has started in 51 games and has played 3,199 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take New York (+115)
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