Vancouver Canucks vs Dallas Stars Prediction, 3/26/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Vancouver Canucks vs Dallas Stars
Date: Saturday, March 26, 2022
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Canucks (+130) Stars (-154)
The Dallas Stars (36-24-3) will try to beat the Vancouver Canucks (31-26-9) at American Airlines Center on Saturday. The moneyline on this game has the Canucks at +130 and the Stars are at -154. The total has been set at 6.
The Vancouver Canucks will look for better times on the ice after their 3-2 loss against the Wild their last time out. Vancouver tallied 13 penalty minutes for this game. The Canucks had an offensive game that was below their expectations in this loss. Moreover, they had 3 power play attempts and were able to notch 1 goal. While out there on the ice, they netted 2 out of the 28 shots they launched.
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In reference to their goal scoring prowess, the Vancouver Canucks have accumulated 185 goals (20th in the National Hockey League) so far this year and have surrendered 187. For the season, they have scored 71 points and their points percentage comes in at .538. Vancouver steps onto the ice with 204 power play chances and they have added 44 goals out of those tries, garnering them a percentage of 21.57%. At even strength, the Canucks have allowed 135 goals while notching 141 on the offensive side of the ice. Vancouver has attempted 2,126 shots and has a shooting percentage of 8.7%. The Canucks have had 2,103 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .911. Vancouver Canucks opponents have earned 185 power play tries (17th in hockey) and have racked up 52 goals in those chances.
The player between the pipes for this game is Thatcher Demko. Opponents have scored 343 goals versus Demko in his pro career and his average for goals against per game is 2.83. Demko has participated in 125 matchups throughout his professional hockey career. He has a save percentage of .913 for his 7,269 minutes on the ice. He has amassed an overall mark of 61-50-9 and he has gotten the start in 120 games. In his career, Demko has accounted for 68 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .567. Demko has seen 3,935 shots taken against him and has garnered 3,592 total saves.
When they took the ice last, Dallas played the Hurricanes in a matchup where the Stars ended up with the win by a mark of 4-3. They had 3 power play chances in this game but didn't put one in the back of the net. The Stars scored 4 goals of the 15 shots on goal they tried.
On the season, the Dallas Stars have earned a total of 184 goals, 75 points, and a points percentage of .595. They have allowed 186 goals to be scored by of a combination of 146 goals at even strength and 40 goals while they were shorthanded. The Stars have earned 140 goals at even strength and 44 goals (9th in hockey) while having more men on the ice. They have a tally of 191 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 23.04%. Dallas has attempted 1,919 shots (21st in the NHL) and has earned a shooting percentage of 9.59%, while allowing their opponents 1,962 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 78.26% on their opponents 184 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage currently sits at 90.5%.
Across the ice you are likely to see Jake Oettinger protecting the net. He has accounted for 1,537 saves out of the 1,681 shots tried, giving him a save % of .914. Oettinger has accumulated a lifetime record of 33-18-8 and has played in 64 games. He has been a starter 57 games and has played for a total of 3,559 minutes. Oettinger's quality start percentage is 54.4% and he has qualified for 31 quality starting assignments in his pro hockey career. The opposition is averaging 2.43 goals per game and he has allowed 144 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Vancouver (+130)
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