Boston Bruins vs Dallas Stars Prediction, 2/14/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Boston Bruins vs Dallas Stars
Date: Tuesday, February 14, 2023
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Bruins (-122) Stars (+102)
American Airlines Center is the site where the Dallas Stars (30-14-10) will play the Boston Bruins (39-8-5) on Tuesday. The moneyline on this game has the Bruins at -122 and the Stars are coming in at +102. The total has been set at 7.
The Boston Bruins will look to clean up some issues after taking a 2-1 defeat to the Capitals in their previous game. Boston tallied 12 penalty minutes in this matchup. The Bruins could have played much better offensively in this loss. In addition, they had 4 power play opportunities but weren't able to convert one of them into a goal. For the matchup, they finished 1 of the 28 shots they put on goal.
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Boston Bruins opponents have earned 180 power play opportunities (8th in hockey) and have a total of 26 goals in those chances. The Bruins thus far have had 1,519 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .928. Boston has taken 1,734 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 11.0%. When playing at even strength, the Bruins have allowed the opponent to score 84 goals while notching 147 themselves. Boston has compiled 179 power play opportunities and they have tallied 44 goals out of those tries, garnering them a percentage of 24.58%. For the season, they have tallied 83 points and their points percentage sits at .798. When it comes to scoring goals, the Boston Bruins have racked up 191 goals (2nd in the NHL) so far this season and have surrendered 110.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Linus Ullmark. Ullmark has participated in 191 games throughout his pro hockey career. He has a mark of 102-61-16 and he started in 183 games. Opponents have scored 465 goals against Ullmark in his career and his average for goals against per game is 2.55. Ullmark has had 5,627 shots against him and he has 5,162 saves. His save percentage is at .917 for his 10,928 minutes in the crease. In his career, Ullmark has accrued 111 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .607.
Their last time out, Dallas faced the Lightning in a game where the Stars took the loss by a mark of 3-1. They had 4 power play attempts in this contest but weren't able to score a goal. The Stars tallied 1 goal out of the 29 shots on goal they took.
The Stars have 140 goals at even strength and 39 goals (13th in pro hockey) while on the power play. Dallas has attempted 1,736 shots (8th in pro hockey) and has a shot percentage of 10.31%, while allowing the other team 1,676 shots. For the season, the Dallas Stars have earned a total of 179 goals, 70 points, and a points percentage of .648. They have granted a total of 137 goals to be scored by of a combination of 108 goals at even strength and 29 goals while they had less men on the ice. They have a total of 161 chances on the power play and they have a power play rate of 24.22%. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 83.62% on their oppositions 177 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is currently 91.8%.
On the other side of the ice you are going to see Jake Oettinger in net. Oettinger has accumulated a lifetime mark of 64-30-15 and has been in goal for 117 games. Oettinger's quality start percentage sits at 59.6% and he has qualified for 65 quality starting assignments in his pro hockey career. He has racked up 2,933 stops out of 3,196 shots attempted against him, which gives him a rate of .918. Teams are averaging 2.38 goals/game and he has yielded 263 goals overall. He has made the start in 109 games and his ice time sits at 6,641 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Boston (-122)
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