Dallas Stars vs Seattle Kraken Prediction, 3/11/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Dallas Stars vs Seattle Kraken
Date: Saturday, March 11, 2023
Location: Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, WA
TV: Root Sports Northwest
Odds/Point Spread: Stars (-118) Kraken (+100)
Climate Pledge Arena is the location where the Seattle Kraken (37-22-6) will attempt to beat the Dallas Stars (35-17-13) on Saturday. The odds on this game have the Stars at -118 and the Kraken are priced at +100. The total comes in at 6.
The Dallas Stars were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 10-4 win over the Sabres their last time out. The Stars had a impressive offensive outing in the win. In the matchup, they scored on 10 out of the 49 shots they put on goal. They also had 3 attempts on the power play and were able to net 1 goal. Dallas recorded 4 penalty minutes in this contest.
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At even strength, the Stars have conceded 138 goals while earning 176 of their own. Dallas Stars opponents have amassed 203 power play tries (14th in the NHL) and have scored 34 goals in those chances. Pertaining to their goal scoring prowess, the Dallas Stars have earned 222 goals (7th in the National Hockey League) on the year and have conceded 172. Dallas has attempted 2,127 shots and has a shooting percentage of 10.4%. For the year, the have a total of 83 points and their points percentage is .638. The Stars so far have had 2,010 shots tried against them and have earned a save percentage of .914. Dallas has 199 power play chances and they have notched 46 goals during those advantages, earning them a rate of 23.12%.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Jake Oettinger. Opponents have tallied 292 goals versus Oettinger in his NHL career and his goals against rate is 2.44. Oettinger has been in goal for 126 games throughout his professional hockey career. His save percentage currently sits at .916 during his 7,191 minutes in the crease. He has accumulated an overall mark of 68-32-18 and he was named the starter in 118 games. Over the course of his time in hockey, Oettinger has recorded 70 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .593. Oettinger has seen 3,473 shots taken against him and has garnered 3,181 total saves.
The last time they were on the ice, Seattle went up against the Senators in an outing where the Kraken went home in defeat by a final score of 5-4. The Kraken recorded 4 goals of the 33 shots on goal they pursued. They had 1 chance on the power play in this outing but weren't able to put one in the back of the net.
The Kraken have 191 goals at even strength and 38 goals (21st in professional hockey) while having a power play advantage. Seattle has taken 1,961 shots (22nd in professional hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 11.68%, while allowing their opponents 1,800 shots. So far this year, the Seattle Kraken have tallied 229 goals, 80 points, as well as a points percentage of .615. They have permitted 204 goals to be scored by of a combination of 157 goals at even strength and 47 goals while they had less men on the ice. They have a tally of 189 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 20.11%. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 75.13% on the other teams 189 power play tries, and their save percentage sits at 88.7%.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see Philipp Grubauer in net. Grubauer has amassed a career mark of 139-104-29 and has been in net for 298 games. Grubauer's rate of quality starts comes in at 54.9% and he has 147 quality starting assignments in his career. He has compiled 7,257 stops out of 7,956 shots attempted, giving him a save percentage of .912. His opposition is averaging 2.56 goals per contest and he has surrendered 699 goals overall. He got the starting nod in 268 contests and his ice time sits at 16,385 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Seattle (+100)
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