Vegas Golden Knights vs Dallas Stars Prediction, 4/26/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Vegas Golden Knights vs Dallas Stars
Date: Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Golden Knights (+105) Stars (-125)
American Airlines Center is the location where the Dallas Stars (44-30-5) will try to defeat the Vegas Golden Knights (42-31-6) on Tuesday. The moneyline on this matchup has the Golden Knights at +105 and the Stars are coming in at -125. The total is set at 6.
The Vegas Golden Knights will need a bounce back game after taking a 5-4 defeat against the Sharks in the last game they played. Vegas had 8 penalty mins in this outing. The Golden Knights had a solid offensive output in this defeat. Furthermore, they had 4 opportunities with more players on the ice and were able to score 1 goal. In the game, they tallied a score on 4 of the 46 shots they looked to score on.
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The Golden Knights have had 2,370 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .901. At even strength, the Golden Knights have given up 190 goals while getting 213 themselves. Vegas Golden Knights opponents have 202 power play opportunities (32nd in pro hockey) and have earned 45 goals in those attempts. For the season, the have a total of 90 points and their points % is .570. Vegas has attempted 2,710 shots and has a shooting percentage of 9.2%. With regard to their goal scoring prowess, the Vegas Golden Knights have earned 250 goals (13th in hockey) on the season and have surrendered 235. Vegas has accounted for 208 power play opportunities and they have scored 37 goals out of those attempts, earning them a percentage of 17.79%.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Logan Thompson. The opposition has been able to score 40 goals against Thompson in his professional hockey career and his goals against average per game is 2.62. Thompson has been in goal for 17 matchups over the course of his professional hockey career. His save percentage is at .917 during his 916 mins played. He has earned a win-loss mark of 9-5-1 and he has gotten the start in 14 games. Over the course of his career, Thompson has accumulated 8 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .571. Thompson has had 483 shots against him and has accrued 443 saves.
The last time they were on the ice, Dallas faced the Kraken in an outing where the Stars notched a victory by a mark of 3-2. They had 2 opportunities on the power play in this outing and recorded 1 goal out of those chances. The Stars tallied 3 goals out of the 31 shots on goal they tried.
The Stars have earned 172 goals at even strength and 52 goals (11th in professional hockey) while on the power play. Dallas has put up 2,408 shots (19th in hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 9.30%, while allowing the other team 2,452 shots. Over the course of the season, the Dallas Stars have tallied 224 goals, 93 points, as well as a points percentage of .589. They have a tally of 233 power play opportunities and they have a power play rate of 22.32%. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 79.44% on the other teams 214 power play chances, and their save percentage currently comes in at 90.4%. They have permitted 236 goals to be scored by way of 192 goals at even strength and 44 goals while they had less men on the ice.
Across the rink you will find Scott Wedgewood defending the net. He has accounted for 2,122 stops out of 2,342 shots taken against him, giving him a save percentage of .906. Wedgewood has accrued a lifetime mark of 23-33-13 and has been in net for 76 games. He got the starting nod in 67 games and has been on the ice for 4,268 minutes. Wedgewood's rate of quality starts is 43.3% and he has accumulated 29 quality starts in his professional career. The opposition is averaging 3.09 goals per game and he has allowed 220 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Vegas (+105)
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