Arizona Coyotes vs Dallas Stars Prediction, 1/21/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Arizona Coyotes vs Dallas Stars
Date: Saturday, January 21, 2023
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Coyotes (+280) Stars (-360)
The Arizona Coyotes (14-26-5) are en route to American Airlines Center on Saturday where they will meet the Dallas Stars (27-13-7). The moneyline on this matchup has Arizona at +280 and Dallas is at -360. The betting total is set at 6.
The Arizona Coyotes will look for better times on the ice after their 4-0 defeat against the Capitals in their previous contest . Arizona recorded 8 penalty minutes in this game. The Coyotes didn't have their best offensive outing in this defeat. Moreover, they had 3 power play tries but weren't able to score a goal. For the outing, they weren't able to convert any of the 26 shots they attempted.
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Pertaining to their scoring, the Arizona Coyotes have tallied 117 goals (29th in the NHL) on the campaign and have given up 163. For the current campaign, they sit with 33 points and their points percentage is sitting at .367. Arizona comes into tonight with 138 power play chances and they have added 26 goals out of those chances, giving them a rate of 18.84%. While playing at even strength, the Coyotes have conceded 118 goals while scoring 91 themselves. Arizona has tried 1,129 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 10.4%. The Coyotes thus far have had 1,545 shots attempted against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .894. Arizona Coyotes opponents have totaled 168 power play opportunities (3rd in professional hockey) and have a total of 45 goals in those chances.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Karel Vejmelka. In his professional hockey career, Vejmelka has compiled 37 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .457. His save percentage currently is at .900 during his 4,740 mins on the ice. Vejmelka has had 2,789 shot attempts against him and has gathered 2,509 total saves. The opposition has notched 280 goals against Vejmelka in his career and his goals against average is 3.54. He has a win-loss mark of 24-49-7 and he started in 81 games. Vejmelka has been involved in 85 games throughout his pro hockey career.
In their last outing, Dallas faced the Kings in a game where the Stars took home the win by a final of 4-0. They had 4 chances on the power play in this game but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. The Stars notched 4 goals out of the 24 shots on goal they pursued.
Dallas has taken 1,503 shots (10th in the NHL) and has a shot percentage of 10.78%, while allowing their opponents 1,461 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 82.91% on the other teams 158 power play tries, and their save percentage is currently 91.6%. They have earned 140 power play opportunities and they have a power play percentage of 25.71%. The Stars have earned 126 goals at even strength and 36 goals (10th in professional hockey) while having more men on the ice. They have allowed 122 goals to be scored by way of 95 goals at even strength and 27 goals while they were shorthanded. So far this season, the Dallas Stars have accumulated 162 goals, 61 points, and a points percentage of .649.
On the other side of the ice you are expected to see Jake Oettinger patrolling the crease. His opponents are averaging 2.40 goals per contest and he has relinquished 251 goals overall. Oettinger's quality start rate comes out to 60.2% and he has accumulated 62 quality starts in his NHL career. He has been a starter 103 games and has played for a total of 6,273 mins. Oettinger has accumulated a career record of 61-30-12 and has been in goal for 111 contests. He has compiled 2,761 stops out of 3,012 shots taken against him, which gives him a save percentage of .917.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Arizona (+280)
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