New York Rangers at Dallas Stars - 3/12/22 NHL Picks and Prediction
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Dallas Stars (32-21-3) vs New York Rangers (36-17-5)
Game Info: Saturday, March 12, 2022 at 8:00 pm (American Airlines Center)
Betting Odds: Dallas Stars +120 / New York Rangers +180 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Dallas Stars host the New York Rangers in Saturday NHL Action.
The New York Rangers come into this road contest with an overall record of 36-17-5. Through 58 games, the Rangers are 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. On the season, they have found the net 173 times, good for a rank of 20th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, New York is the 3rd ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 2.55 goals per game. So far, the Rangers have a strength of schedule rating of 11th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 10th ranked team in the NHL.
The Dallas Stars get set to host the New York Rangers with an overall record of 32-21-3. This mark places them 5th in the Central division. Through 56 games, the Stars have scored 166 goals, giving them an average of 2.91. This output gives them a rank of 23rd among NHL teams. On defense, Dallas is the 9th ranked unit, giving up 2.86 goals per contest. So far, the Stars have played the 6th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Dallas's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 16th in the NHL.
Coming into this game, the New York Rangers leader in points is Artemi Panarin. In his team's 58 games, he has come up with 15 goals and 48 assists. He has scored his goals on a shooting percentage of 11.7%. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +2.0. The team's top overall goal scorer is Chris Kreider. Of his 38 goals, 50.0% have come during power play time. New York's top goalie is Igor Shesterkin, who is giving up an average of 2.02 goals per game. In his 38 games played, he has turned in 29 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.
Through 56 games, Dallas' leading goal scorer is Jason Robertson. With his 29 goals and 25 assists, he is the second in overall points, coming in at 54. On the season, he is turning 20.0% 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 56 games, he has come up with 22 goals on a shooting percentage of 14.5%. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +14. Dallas's top goalie is Jake Oettinger, who is giving up an average of 2.3 goals per game. In his 29 games played, he has turned in 17 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.
Coming into this game, the Rangers have an over-under record of 21-36-1. When playing on the road, the over is hitting less than half the time, going 11-19-1. On the season, 41.0% of New York's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 46.0% of the scoring coming from the Rangers. Coming into this game, the Stars have an over-under record of 24-31-1. However, when playing at home, the over has fared better, going 14-14. On the season, 45.0% of Dallas's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 54.0% of the scoring coming from the Stars. Look for this to be a low-scoring game, finishing below the line of 5.5 goals.
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