Buffalo Sabres vs Dallas Stars Prediction, 1/23/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Buffalo Sabres vs Dallas Stars
Date: Monday, January 23, 2023
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Sabres (+175) Stars (-213)
American Airlines Center is where the Dallas Stars (28-13-7) will take on the Buffalo Sabres (23-19-3) on Monday. The line on this matchup has Buffalo at +175 and Dallas is priced at -213. The over/under has been set at 6.
The Buffalo Sabres went home feeling good about their game by earning a 6-3 victory against the Ducks in their previous contest . Buffalo garnered 7 penalty minutes in this matchup. They also had 2 power play opportunities and were able to notch 1 goal. The Sabres had a good offensive performance and it was apparent in the win. In the game, they were able to notch a goal on 6 out of the 39 shots they put on goal.
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Buffalo Sabres opponents have totaled 138 power play tries (22nd in pro hockey) and have scored 36 goals in those chances. The Sabres so far have had 1,483 shots tried against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .895. Buffalo has attempted 1,471 shots and has a shooting percentage of 11.6%. While at even strength, the Sabres have surrendered 119 goals while scoring 128 as an offensive unit. Buffalo has accumulated 162 power play chances and they have scored 43 goals during those advantages, earning them a percentage of 26.54%. For the current campaign, they have accumulated 49 points and their points percentage is .544. In terms of their goal scoring prowess, the Buffalo Sabres have tallied 171 goals (3rd in pro hockey) this season and have conceded 155.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Craig Anderson. Over the course of his pro career, Anderson has compiled 326 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .533. He has a save percentage of .912 during his 39,666 minutes on the ice. Anderson has seen 21,460 shot attempts taken against him and has recorded 19,577 total saves. Opponents have scored 1,883 goals versus Anderson in his career and his average for goals against per game is 2.85. He has earned an overall record of 315-270-73 and he has gotten the start in 612 games. Anderson has been in net for 699 matchups over the course of his NHL career.
Their last time out, Dallas faced off against the Coyotes in a matchup where the Stars got the victory by a mark of 4-0. They had 4 opportunities on the power play in this contest and netted 1 out of those tries. The Stars had 4 goals of the 39 shots on goal they took.
The Stars are sitting with 129 goals at even strength and 37 goals (10th in professional hockey) while having more men on the ice. Dallas has attempted 1,542 shots (9th in professional hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 10.77%, while allowing their opponents 1,494 shots. On the year, the Dallas Stars have earned 166 goals, 63 points, and a points percentage of .656. They have allowed 122 goals to be scored by of a combination of 95 goals at even strength and 27 goals while they were shorthanded. They have a total of 144 opportunities on the power play and they have accumulated a power play rate of 25.69%. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 83.23% on the other teams 161 tries on the power play, and their save percentage is 91.8%.
Across the rink you are likely to see Jake Oettinger in net. Oettinger has amassed a career record of 62-30-12 and has played in 112 games. Oettinger's quality start percentage comes in at 60.6% and he has accumulated 63 quality starts in his hockey career. He has tallied 2,794 saves out of the 3,045 shots attempted against him, giving him a save percentage of .918. The opposition is averaging 2.38 goals/game and he has conceded 251 goals in total. He has started in 104 games and has played 6,333 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Dallas (-213)
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