New Jersey Devils vs Dallas Stars Prediction, 1/27/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New Jersey Devils vs Dallas Stars
Date: Friday, January 27, 2023
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Devils (+110) Stars (-133)
The New Jersey Devils (31-12-4) are hitting the road to American Airlines Center on Friday where they will attempt to beat the Dallas Stars (28-13-9). The moneyline on this game has the Devils at +110 and the Stars are priced at -133. The over/under has been set at 6.
The New Jersey Devils will head into their next game feeling good after earning a 3-2 victory over the Golden Knights in their last outing. New Jersey amassed 11 penalty minutes in this contest. Additionally, they had 1 power play opportunity and were able to net 1 goal. The Devils had a middle of the road offensive performance in the victory. In the matchup, they were able to notch a goal on 3 of the 36 shots they looked to score on.
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While playing at even strength, the Devils let the opposition score 95 goals while scoring 133 themselves. New Jersey Devils opponents have earned 146 power play opportunities (20th in hockey) and have tallied 27 goals in those attempts. In reference to their scoring capabilities, the New Jersey Devils have notched 163 goals (9th in the National Hockey League) this year and have conceded 122. New Jersey has attempted 1,616 shots and has a shooting percentage of 10.1%. For the current season, the have a total of 66 points and their points percentage sits at .702. The Devils have had 1,318 shots tried against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .907. New Jersey has compiled 140 power play opportunities and they have notched 30 goals during those advantages, garnering them a rate of 21.43%.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Mackenzie Blackwood. For his professional hockey career, Blackwood has accounted for 71 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .526. He has a save percentage of .907 during his 8,109 mins played. Blackwood has had 4,260 shot attempts against him and has accrued 3,862 total saves. The opposition has scored 398 goals against Blackwood in his career and his goals against average per game is 2.94. He has a mark of 61-54-18 and he has started in 135 games. Blackwood has participated in 143 games during his hockey career.
When they were on the ice last, Dallas played the Hurricanes in a matchup where the Stars ended up losing by a final of 3-2. They had 2 attempts on the power play in this matchup but weren't able to score a goal. The Stars tallied 2 goals out of the 21 shots on goal they took.
The Stars have 132 goals at even strength and 38 goals (9th in hockey) while on the power play. Dallas has taken 1,594 shots (7th in the league) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 10.66%, while allowing the opposition 1,543 shots. On the year, the Dallas Stars have accounted for 170 goals, 65 points, in addition to a points percentage of .650. They have allowed 128 goals to be scored by of a combination of 101 goals at even strength and 27 goals while they had less men on the ice. They have earned 147 chances on the power play and they have accumulated a power play rate of 25.85%. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 83.73% on their oppositions 166 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently comes in at 91.7%.
Across the rink you are going to see Jake Oettinger patrolling the crease. He has recorded 2,837 stops out of the 3,094 shots attempted against him, which gives him a rate of .917. Oettinger has a career record of 62-30-14 and has participated in 114 games. He has started in 106 contests and has played 6,456 mins. Oettinger's quality start rate comes out to 59.4% and he has 63 quality starts in his hockey career. Teams are averaging 2.39 goals/game and he has surrendered 257 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take New Jersey (+110)
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