Toronto Maple Leafs vs Dallas Stars Prediction, 4/7/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Toronto Maple Leafs vs Dallas Stars
Date: Thursday, April 7, 2022
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Maple Leafs (-125) Stars (+105)
American Airlines Center is the location where the Dallas Stars (40-26-3) will attempt to beat the Toronto Maple Leafs (45-19-6) on Thursday. The moneyline on this matchup has the Maple Leafs at -125 and the Stars open at +105. The over/under has been set at 6.
The Toronto Maple Leafs will need a bounce back game after taking a 7-6 defeat to the Panthers their last time out. The Maple Leafs had a solid offensive output and it showed in the loss. In the game, they converted 6 out of the 35 shots they put on net. Furthermore, they had 7 chances on the power play and were able to net 3 goals. Toronto garnered 16 penalty minutes in this game.
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Toronto Maple Leafs opponents have earned 200 power play opportunities (16th in professional hockey) and have scored 34 goals in those attempts. The Maple Leafs have had 2,163 shots tried against them and have earned a save percentage of .901. Toronto has tried 2,423 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 11.1%. While playing at even strength, the Maple Leafs let the opposition score 181 goals while having 211 as an offensive unit. Toronto has tallied 189 power play chances and they have scored 57 goals out of those tries, giving them a rate of 30.16%. For the current campaign, they have earned 96 points and their points percentage is sitting at .686. In terms of their goal scoring prowess, the Toronto Maple Leafs have racked up 268 goals (2nd in pro hockey) for the season and have surrendered 215.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Jack Campbell. Opponents have tallied 307 goals against Campbell in his pro career and his goals against average per contest is 2.55. Campbell has been in net for 129 matchups throughout his NHL career. He has a save percentage of .916 for his 7,222 minutes between the pipes. He has amassed a mark of 66-39-13 and he was named the starter in 119 games. In his career, Campbell has 66 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .555. Campbell has seen 3,652 shots taken against him and has garnered 3,345 total saves.
The last time they were on the ice, Dallas faced the Islanders in a matchup where the Stars earned a victory by a final of 3-2. The Stars had 3 goals out of the 40 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 2 power play opportunities in this contest but didn't score a goal.
On the year, the Dallas Stars have a total of 200 goals, 83 points, in addition to a points percentage of .601. They have permitted 204 goals to be scored by way of 163 goals at even strength and 41 goals while they were shorthanded. The Stars have scored 155 goals at even strength and 45 goals (15th in professional hockey) while having more men on the ice. They have recorded 206 chances on the power play and they have earned a power play percentage of 21.84%. Dallas has put up 2,121 shots (18th in pro hockey) and has a shot percentage of 9.43%, while allowing the opposition 2,122 shots. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 78.76% on the other teams 193 power play chances, and their save percentage is currently 90.4%.
Across the ice you will find Jake Oettinger defending the net. Opponents are averaging 2.43 goals per contest and he has relinquished 156 goals in total. Oettinger's rate of quality starts is 56.5% and he has accumulated 35 quality starting assignments in his pro career. He has been a starter 62 contests and has been on the ice for 3,858 minutes. Oettinger has compiled a lifetime record of 36-20-8 and has participated in 69 games. He has gathered 1,655 stops out of 1,811 shots taken, giving him a percentage of .914.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Dallas (+105)
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