San Jose Sharks vs Dallas Stars Prediction, 4/16/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: San Jose Sharks vs Dallas Stars
Date: Saturday, April 16, 2022
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Sharks (+165) Stars (-200)
The Dallas Stars (42-27-5) are welcoming the San Jose Sharks (29-33-11) at American Airlines Center on Saturday. The moneyline on this contest has San Jose at +165 while Dallas is priced at -200. The total is 6.
The San Jose Sharks will look for better times on the ice after their 5-4 defeat against the Blackhawks in their previous game. San Jose accumulated 11 mins in the box in this matchup. In addition, they had 1 power play chance but weren't able to make the most of that try. The Sharks had a impressive offensive performance in the defeat. For the game, they were able to notch a goal on 4 of the 37 shots they attempted.
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San Jose Sharks opponents have amassed 196 power play opportunities (28th in the league) and have notched 28 goals in those chances. The Sharks have had 2,349 shots tried against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .902. San Jose has tried 2,148 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 8.8%. At even strength, the Sharks have surrendered 203 goals while getting 151 on offense. San Jose steps onto the ice with 198 power play chances and they have scored 37 goals out of those chances, garnering them a rate of 18.69%. For the season, they have scored 69 points and their points percentage comes in at .473. With respect to their goal scoring prowess, the San Jose Sharks have accumulated 188 goals (30th in pro hockey) this year and have conceded 231.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is James Reimer. Over the course of his pro career, Reimer has tallied 206 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .524. His save percentage currently is .913 during his 23,335 mins in the crease. Reimer has had 12,507 shots against him and has accrued 11,422 saves. The opposition has notched 1,085 goals versus Reimer in his pro career and his goals against average per contest is 2.79. He has compiled an overall mark of 191-147-51 and was named the starter in 393 games. Reimer has played in 429 games over the course of his NHL career.
In their last game, Dallas faced the Wild in a game where the Stars went home in defeat by a tally of 3-2. They had 3 opportunities on the power play in this matchup and converted 1 goal out of those attempts. The Stars netted 2 goals out of the 36 shots on goal they pursued.
The Stars have earned 164 goals at even strength and 49 goals (11th in the league) while having a power play advantage. Dallas has taken 2,262 shots (17th in the league) and has a shot percentage of 9.42%, while allowing their opponents 2,278 shots. For the year, the Dallas Stars have accumulated 213 goals, 89 points, as well as a points percentage of .601. They have a total of 222 opportunities on the power play and they have accumulated a power play rate of 22.07%. They have a penalty kill rate of 78.92% on their opponents 204 power play opportunities, and their save percentage sits at 90.4%. They have granted a total of 218 goals to be scored by way of 175 goals at even strength and 43 goals while they had less men on the ice.
Across the rink you are likely to see Jake Oettinger in net. The opposition is averaging 2.46 goals per game and he has yielded 163 goals overall. Oettinger's percentage of quality starts is 54.7% and he has qualified for 35 quality starting assignments in his professional career. He has started in 64 contests and has played for a total of 3,977 mins. Oettinger has a career record of 37-21-8 and has played in 71 games. He has accrued 1,711 saves out of 1,874 shots taken, giving him a save percentage of .913.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Dallas (-200)
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