Dallas Stars vs Vegas Golden Knights Prediction, 2/25/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Dallas Stars vs Vegas Golden Knights
Date: Saturday, February 25, 2023
Location: T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, NV
TV: Bally Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Stars (+115) Golden Knights (-138)
The Dallas Stars (30-16-12) are traveling to T-Mobile Arena on Saturday where they will play the Vegas Golden Knights (35-18-5). The moneyline on this game has Dallas at +115 and Vegas is coming in at -138. The over/under has been set at 7.
The Dallas Stars will look to clean up some issues after taking a 4-3 defeat to the Blackhawks in their previous outing. The Stars had an average offensive output in the defeat. In the matchup, they tallied a score on 3 out of the 32 shots they launched. In addition, they had 3 power play tries and were able to net 1 goal. Dallas accrued 4 mins in the box in this outing.
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With regard to scoring goals, the Dallas Stars have accumulated 186 goals (15th in hockey) on the campaign and have given up 149. For the season, they have tallied 72 points and their points percentage comes in at .621. Dallas has tallied 173 power play opportunities and they have added 40 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a percentage of 23.12%. While at even strength, the Stars have allowed the opponent to score 118 goals while scoring 146 of their own. Dallas has taken 1,858 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 10.0%. The Stars have seen 1,804 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .917. Dallas Stars opponents have 185 power play opportunities (13th in professional hockey) and have a total of 31 goals in those chances.
The player between the pipes for this game is Jake Oettinger. Oettinger has played in 120 games throughout his NHL career. He has a record of 64-31-17 and was named the starter in 112 games. Opponents have been able to score 271 goals against Oettinger in his professional hockey career and his goals against average per contest is 2.38. Oettinger has had 3,288 shots against him and he has 3,017 total saves. He has a save percentage of .918 in his 6,827 minutes played. Over the course of his career, Oettinger has accrued 67 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .598.
When they took the ice last, Vegas faced the Flames in a game where the Golden Knights notched a win by a mark of 4-3. The Golden Knights netted 4 goals out of the 29 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 2 attempts on the power play in this one and earned 1 out of those attempts.
The Golden Knights have 155 goals at even strength and 32 goals (24th in professional hockey) while having a power play advantage. Vegas has taken 1,891 shots (10th in pro hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 9.89%, while allowing the other team 1,747 shots. Over the course of the season, the Vegas Golden Knights are sitting with 187 goals, 75 points, as well as a points percentage of .647. They have permitted 161 goals to be scored by way of 131 goals at even strength and 30 goals while they were shorthanded. They have a total of 150 chances on the power play and they have a power play percentage of 21.33%. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 78.87% on the other teams 142 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is 90.8%.
Across the rink you are expected to see Adin Hill between the pipes. Hill is the owner of a lifetime record of 43-37-6 and has participated in 97 games. Hill's percentage of quality starts comes out to 51.2% and he has earned 43 quality starting assignments in his pro hockey career. He has a tally of 2,317 saves out of 2,550 shots attempted against him, which gives him a rate of .909. Opponents are averaging 2.68 goals/game and he has relinquished 233 goals overall. He has been a starter 84 games and has been on the ice for 5,208 mins.
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Tony's Pick: Take Vegas (-138)
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