Dallas Stars vs San Jose Sharks Prediction, 1/18/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Dallas Stars vs San Jose Sharks
Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2023
Location: SAP Center in San Jose, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Stars (-175) Sharks (+145)
SAP Center is the location where the San Jose Sharks (13-23-9) will try to defeat the Dallas Stars (26-12-7) on Wednesday. The line on this contest has Dallas at -175 and San Jose is at +145. The betting total comes in at 7.
The Dallas Stars will head into their next game feeling good after earning a 4-0 win against the Golden Knights in the last game they played. Dallas garnered 4 penalty minutes for this game. The Stars had a impressive offensive performance in the win. Additionally, they had 2 power play tries but weren't able to make the most of them. For the game, they tallied a score on 4 out of the 36 shots they tried.
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Dallas Stars opponents have earned 151 power play opportunities (11th in pro hockey) and have a total of 26 goals in those attempts. The Stars have had 1,399 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .916. Dallas has taken 1,443 shots and has a shot percentage of 10.7%. When at even strength, the Stars have surrendered 91 goals while getting 119 as an offensive unit. Dallas is sitting with 133 power play chances and they have tallied 36 goals out of those advantages, garnering them a percentage of 27.07%. For the season, the have a total of 59 points and their points % is .656. In relation to their scoring capabilities, the Dallas Stars have racked up 155 goals (6th in the league) this year and have conceded 117.
The man in net for this game is Jake Oettinger. In his professional hockey career, Oettinger has 62 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .608. He has a save percentage of .917 in his 6,215 mins between the pipes. Oettinger has seen 2,985 shots against him and has recorded 2,738 saves. The opposition has scored 247 goals against Oettinger in his career and his goals against rate is 2.38. He has accumulated an overall mark of 61-29-12 and he has gotten the start in 102 games. Oettinger has been in net for 110 contests during his professional hockey career.
Their last time out, San Jose played the Devils in an outing where the Sharks got the tie by a tally of 3-3. The Sharks scored 3 goals out of the 32 shots on goal they tried. They had 3 attempts on the power play in this outing and scored 1 out of those chances.
The Sharks have earned 110 goals at even strength and 26 goals (24th in pro hockey) while having more men on the ice. San Jose has taken 1,342 shots (20th in the league) and has earned a shot percentage of 10.13%, while allowing the other team 1,387 shots. On the season, the San Jose Sharks have earned 136 goals, 35 points, in addition to a points percentage of .389. They have permitted 167 goals to be scored by of a combination of 146 goals at even strength and 21 goals while they were shorthanded. They have a tally of 128 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play percentage of 20.31%. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 83.85% on their oppositions 130 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is 88.0%.
Across the ice you will find James Reimer protecting the goal. His opponents are averaging 2.83 goals/game and he has allowed 1,179 goals altogether. Reimer's quality start rate comes out to 52.3% and he has qualified for 220 quality starts in his hockey career. He has been a starter 421 contests and his ice time sits at 25,025 mins. Reimer is the owner of a career record of 199-161-57 and has been in net for 457 games. He has a tally of 12,214 saves out of the 13,393 shots attempted against him, giving him a percentage of .912.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take San Jose (+145) and under 6.5 goals
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