Dallas Stars at Arizona Coyotes - 2/20/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

Dallas Stars at Arizona Coyotes - 2/20/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Arizona Coyotes (12-32-4) vs Dallas Stars (27-19-2)

Game Info: Sunday, February 20, 2022 at 7:00 pm (Gila River Arena)

Betting Odds: Arizona Coyotes +300 / Dallas Stars -143 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Arizona Coyotes host the Dallas Stars in Sunday NHL Action.

The Dallas Stars come into this road contest with an overall record of 27-19-2. Through 48 games, the Stars are 5th in the Central Division. On the season, they have found the net 142 times, good for a rank of 19th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Dallas is the 14th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average of 2.94 goals per game. So far, the Stars have a strength of schedule rating of 6th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 16th ranked team in the NHL.

The Arizona Coyotes get set to host the Dallas Stars with an overall record of 12-32-4. This mark places them 8th in the Central division. Through 48 games, the Coyotes have scored 108 goals, giving them an average of 2.23. This output gives them a rank of 32nd among NHL teams. On defense, Arizona is the 30th ranked unit, giving up 3.67 goals per contest. So far, the Coyotes have played the 5th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Arizona's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 31st in the NHL.

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Through 48 games, the Dallas Stars' leading goal scorer is Jason Robertson. With his 25 assists, he is the second in overall points, coming in at 46. On the season, he is turning 19.3% of his shots into goals. In addition, the Stars have benefited from the strong play of Joe Pavelski, who is the team's overall leader in points. In Dallas's 48 games, he has come up with 21 goals on a shooting percentage of 16.0%. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of 15. Dallas's top goalie is Jake Oettinger, who is giving up an average of 2.36 goals per game. In his 22 games played, he has turned in 12 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

Through 48 games, the Arizona Coyotes' goal and overall scoring leader is Clayton Keller, with 41 points. He has reached his mark of 18 goals, on a shooting percentage of 13.2%. So far, 17.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Phil Kessel, who has 26 assists to go along with his 6 goals. However, when on the ice, the Coyotes are -10 in scoring differential. Arizona's top goalie is Karel Vejmelka, who is giving up an average of 3.45 goals per game. In his 30 games played, he has come up with a quality start just 46% percent of the time.

In Dallas's 48 games, they have an above .500 record against the spread, going 24-21. Heading into their game with the Arizona Coyotes, the Stars have a 4-1 record over their past five contests. In these games, they have scored 13 goals, accounting for 54.0% of the overall scoring. A key to this recent success is the fact that they have outscored their usual output of 2.9 goals per game 3 times. Look for the Stars to pick up the win and cover the spread vs Arizona.

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Joe’s Pick Dallas Stars -143

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