Washington Capitals vs Dallas Stars Prediction, 10/27/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Washington Capitals vs Dallas Stars
Date: Thursday, October 27, 2022
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
The Dallas Stars (4-2-1) host the Washington Capitals (4-3-0) at American Airlines Center on Thursday.
The Washington Capitals came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 6-3 win over the Devils in their previous contest . The Capitals had a solid offensive output and it showed in the win. In the game, they converted 6 of the 22 shots they put on net. In addition, they had 3 chances with the advantage and scored 1 goal. Washington accrued 8 minutes in the box in this matchup.
At even strength, the Capitals let the opposition score 19 goals while notching 19 themselves. Washington Capitals opponents have 19 power play opportunities (28th in pro hockey) and have earned 5 goals in those chances. In terms of their scoring capabilities, the Washington Capitals have notched 25 goals (6th in pro hockey) for the year and have allowed 24. Washington has taken 198 shots and has a shooting percentage of 12.6%. For the current season, the have a total of 8 points and their points % is .571. The Capitals thus far have had 232 shots attempted against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .897. Washington has compiled 24 power play chances and they have tallied 6 goals during those chances, garnering them a percentage of 25.00%.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Darcy Kuemper. Opponents have tallied 713 goals against Kuemper in his professional hockey career and his goals against average is 2.49. Kuemper has been involved in 304 games throughout his NHL career. His save percentage is at .917 for his 17,155 minutes on the ice. He has amassed a win-loss mark of 146-97-36 and was named the starter in 287 games. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Kuemper has accumulated 161 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .561. Kuemper has had 8,633 shots taken against him and has recorded 7,920 saves.
When they took the ice last, Dallas squared up with the Bruins in a matchup where the Stars ended up losing by a score of 3-1. They had 3 opportunities on the power play in this contest but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. The Stars earned 1 goal out of the 31 shots on goal they were seeking.
The Stars are sitting with 17 goals at even strength and 6 goals (9th in hockey) while having more men on the ice. Dallas has taken 200 shots (22nd in pro hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 11.50%, while allowing the other team 225 shots. On the year, the Dallas Stars have earned a total of 23 goals, 9 points, as well as a points percentage of .643. They have permitted 15 goals to be scored by way of 11 goals at even strength and 4 goals while they had less men on the ice. They have earned 23 power play chances and they have a power play rate of 26.09%. They have a penalty kill rate of 88.24% on the other teams 34 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently sits at 93.3%.
For the opposition you will find Jake Oettinger defending the goal. He has racked up 2,006 stops out of the 2,190 shots attempted, giving him a save percentage of .916. Oettinger has a lifetime mark of 45-24-8 and has been in net for 82 contests. He has been a starter 75 contests and his ice time sits at 4,611 mins. Oettinger's quality start rate sits at 58.7% and he has earned 44 quality starting assignments in his pro career. Teams are averaging 2.39 goals per contest and he has allowed 184 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Washington
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