San Jose Sharks vs Dallas Stars Prediction, 12/31/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: San Jose Sharks vs Dallas Stars
Date: Saturday, December 31, 2022
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Sharks (+220) Stars (-275)
The Dallas Stars (22-9-6) will try to beat the San Jose Sharks (11-19-7) at American Airlines Center on Saturday. The moneyline on this contest has San Jose at +220 while Dallas is sitting at -275. The over/under comes in at 7.
The San Jose Sharks were on the losing side of the ice with a 4-3 loss against the Flyers in their previous outing. San Jose earned 2 minutes in the box in this contest. In addition, they had 3 attempts on the power play and scored 1 goal. The Sharks had an average offensive output in the loss. In the game, they were able to notch a goal on 3 of the 28 shots they put on goal.
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When talking about their scoring, the San Jose Sharks have tallied 112 goals (19th in hockey) for the year and have surrendered 135. For the current season, they sit with 29 points and their points percentage is sitting at .392. San Jose has tallied 104 power play chances and they have added 24 goals out of those tries, giving them a rate of 23.08%. When at even strength, the Sharks have allowed the opponent to score 119 goals while scoring 88 themselves. San Jose has attempted 1,091 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 10.3%. The Sharks thus far have had 1,128 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .880. San Jose Sharks opponents have earned 107 power play opportunities (23rd in the NHL) and have a total of 16 goals in those chances.
The player protecting the goal in this game is James Reimer. Opponents have racked up 1,164 goals versus Reimer in his NHL career and his goals against rate is 2.82. Reimer has been involved in 453 games over the course of his professional hockey career. His save percentage is .912 in his 24,785 minutes on the ice. He has compiled a mark of 199-158-56 and got the start in 417 games. For his professional hockey career, Reimer has earned 219 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .525. Reimer has seen 13,256 shots against him and has accrued 12,092 saves.
When they took the ice last, Dallas faced the Wild in a game where the Stars got the victory by a score of 4-1. They had 3 power play chances in this contest and tallied 2 out of those attempts. The Stars scored 4 goals out of the 43 shots on goal they tried.
For the year, the Dallas Stars have tallied 132 goals, 50 points, and a points percentage of .676. They have allowed 100 goals to be scored by of a combination of 79 goals at even strength and 21 goals while they were shorthanded. The Stars have 100 goals at even strength and 32 goals (6th in hockey) while on the power play. They have a total of 115 chances on the power play and they have a power play percentage of 27.83%. Dallas has taken 1,193 shots (9th in pro hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 11.06%, while allowing their opponents 1,156 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 83.20% on the other teams 125 power play tries, and their save percentage sits at 91.3%.
For the opposition you will find Jake Oettinger in net. He has tallied 2,567 saves out of the 2,805 shots attempted against him, which gives him a percentage of .915. Oettinger is sitting with a lifetime mark of 57-28-11 and has participated in 104 games. He has been a starter 96 games and has played for a total of 5,851 mins. Oettinger's quality start percentage sits at 58.3% and he has earned 56 quality starting assignments in his professional career. Opponents are averaging 2.44 goals/game and he has yielded 238 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take San Jose (+220)
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