Pittsburgh Penguins vs Dallas Stars Prediction, 1/8/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Penguins vs Dallas Stars
Date: Saturday, January 8, 2022
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Penguins (-102) Stars (-118)
The Dallas Stars (16-12-2) are welcoming the Pittsburgh Penguins (20-8-5) at American Airlines Center on Saturday. The odds on this game have Pittsburgh at -102 while Dallas is priced at -118. The betting total is set at 5.5.
The Pittsburgh Penguins came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 6-2 win against the Flyers in their previous contest. The Penguins played really well in the victory. For the matchup, they converted 6 out of the 32 shots they put on net. They also had 1 power play opportunity and were able to score 1 goal. Pittsburgh tallied 16 penalty minutes in this outing.
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Pittsburgh Penguins opponents have earned 82 power play tries (30th in hockey) and have scored 8 goals in those attempts. The Penguins have had 966 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .915. Pittsburgh has attempted 1,163 shots and holds a shot percentage of 9.4%. At even strength, the Penguins let the opposition score 74 goals while getting 92 on the offensive side of the ice. Pittsburgh has compiled 94 power play chances and they have scored 17 goals out of those advantages, earning them a percentage of 18.09%. For the current campaign, they have 45 points and their points percentage sits at .682. Regarding their goal scoring prowess, the Pittsburgh Penguins have racked up 109 goals (9th in hockey) so far this season and have allowed 82.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Tristan Jarry. The opposition has notched 300 goals against Jarry in his career and his goals against average per game is 2.50. Jarry has taken the ice for 127 games over the course of his NHL career. His save percentage currently is .916 during his 7,202 mins between the pipes. He has accumulated an overall record of 76-34-11 and he has started in 120 games. In his professional hockey career, Jarry is sitting with 77 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .642. Jarry has had 3,586 shots taken against him and has recorded 3,286 total saves.
When they were on the ice last, Dallas played the Panthers in a matchup where the Stars took home the victory by a mark of 6-5. They had 3 attempts on the power play in this matchup and tallied 1 goal out of those opportunities. The Stars scored 6 goals of the 36 shots on goal they tried.
On the season, the Dallas Stars have 86 goals, 34 points, in addition to a points percentage of .567. They have allowed 89 goals to be scored by of a combination of 70 goals at even strength and 19 goals while they were shorthanded. The Stars have accumulated 62 goals at even strength and 24 goals (8th in the league) while on the power play. They have a total of 89 opportunities on the power play and they have earned a power play rate of 26.97%. Dallas has put up 902 shots (29th in pro hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 9.53%, while allowing the opposition 924 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 79.12% on their opponents 91 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage comes in at 90.4%.
Across the rink you are likely to see Braden Holtby defending the goal. He has racked up 13,411 saves out of the 14,660 shots taken, which gives him a save % of .915. Holtby has compiled a lifetime record of 295-140-50 and has participated in 505 games. He got the starting nod in 494 games and has played 28,990 mins. Holtby's rate of quality starts comes out to 57.1% and he has earned 282 quality starting assignments in his pro hockey career. The opposition is averaging 2.59 goals per contest and he has surrendered 1,249 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Pittsburgh (-102)
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