Dallas Stars vs Vegas Golden Knights Prediction, 1/16/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Dallas Stars vs Vegas Golden Knights
Date: Monday, January 16, 2023
Location: T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, NV
TV: Bally Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Stars (+115) Golden Knights (-138)
The Vegas Golden Knights (28-14-2) are welcoming the Dallas Stars (25-12-7) at T-Mobile Arena on Monday. The moneyline on this contest has Dallas at +115 while Vegas is at -138. The betting total comes in at 6.
The Dallas Stars will look to clean up some issues after taking a 6-5 loss to the Flames their last time on the ice. Dallas accounted for 10 minutes in the box in this matchup. The Stars had a solid offensive outing in this loss. In addition, they had 2 power play attempts but weren't able to net one. For the game, they converted 5 out of the 33 shots they put on net.
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Dallas Stars opponents have 149 power play opportunities (9th in the NHL) and have scored 26 goals in those attempts. The Stars have had 1,372 shots tried against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .915. Dallas has attempted 1,407 shots and holds a shot percentage of 10.7%. When at even strength, the Stars have conceded 91 goals while having 115 themselves. Dallas has compiled 131 power play opportunities and they have notched 36 goals out of those attempts, giving them a rate of 27.48%. For the year, they have accumulated 57 points and their points % is .648. With respect to their goal scoring prowess, the Dallas Stars have racked up 151 goals (6th in the NHL) this season and have allowed 117.
The man in goal for this game is Jake Oettinger. Oettinger has been involved in 109 games during his hockey career. He has earned a win-loss record of 60-29-12 and he started in 101 games. Opponents have been able to score 247 goals versus Oettinger in his pro hockey career and his goals against average is 2.41. Oettinger has seen 2,958 shot attempts against him and he has 2,711 saves. His save percentage is at .916 in his 6,155 mins on the ice. For his career, Oettinger has recorded 61 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .604.
Their last time out, Vegas played the Oilers in an outing where the Golden Knights ended up losing by a final score of 4-3. They had 2 attempts on the power play in this matchup but didn't score a goal. The Golden Knights scored 3 goals of the 30 shots on goal they pursued.
Vegas has put up 1,427 shots (8th in pro hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 10.09%, while allowing the opposition 1,340 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 78.76% on their opponents 113 power play chances, and their save percentage comes in at 90.7%. They have a tally of 119 power play opportunities and they have a power play rate of 25.21%. The Golden Knights have scored 114 goals at even strength and 30 goals (16th in the NHL) while on the power play. They have permitted 125 goals to be scored by way of 101 goals at even strength and 24 goals while they had less men on the ice. Over the course of the season, the Vegas Golden Knights have earned a total of 144 goals, 58 points, and a points percentage of .659.
Across the ice you will find Logan Thompson defending the goal. Thompson has a career record of 28-16-4 and has been in goal for 50 games. Thompson's percentage of quality starts is 52.2% and he has earned 24 quality starts in his hockey career. He is sitting with 1,358 stops out of 1,487 shots attempted against him, giving him a save % of .913. His opponents are averaging 2.69 goals/game and he has relinquished 129 goals altogether. He got the starting nod in 46 games and has racked up 2,880 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Vegas (-138)
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