Dallas Stars at San Jose Sharks - 4/2/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

Dallas Stars at San Jose Sharks - 4/2/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

San Jose Sharks (29-30-8) vs Dallas Stars (38-25-3)

Game Info: Saturday, April 2, 2022 at 10:30 pm (SAP Center at San Jose)

Betting Odds: San Jose Sharks +110 / Dallas Stars -143 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The San Jose Sharks host the Dallas Stars in Saturday NHL Action.

The Dallas Stars come into this road contest with an overall record of 38-25-3. Through 66 games, the Stars are 5th in the Central Division. On the season, they have found the net 195 times, good for a rank of 21st among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Dallas is the 12th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate 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 San Jose Sharks get set to host the Dallas Stars with an overall record of 29-30-8. This mark places them 6th in the Pacific division. Through 67 games, the Sharks have scored 177 goals, giving them an average of 2.61. This output gives them a rank of 27th among NHL teams.On defense, San Jose is the 19th ranked unit, giving up 3.15 goals per contest. So far, the Sharks have played the 10th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account San Jose's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 23rd in the NHL.

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Through 66 games, the Dallas Stars' leading goal scorer is Jason Robertson. With his 30 assists, he is the second in overall points, coming in at 61. On the season, he is turning 18.5% 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 66 games, he has come up with 24 goals on a shooting percentage of 13.3%. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of 12.0. Dallas's top goalie is Jake Oettinger, who is giving up an average of 2.47 goals per game. In his 38 games played, he has turned in 23 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

Through 62 games, the San Jose Sharks' goal and overall scoring leader is Timo Meier, with 67 points. He has reached his mark of 31 goals, on a shooting percentage of 11.9%. So far, 39.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Tomas Hertl, who has 31 assists to go along with his 26 goals. However, when on the ice, the Sharks are -2.0 in scoring differential. San Jose's top goalie is James Reimer, who is giving up an average of 2.79 goals per game. In his 40 games played, he has turned in 26 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

Coming into this game, the Stars have an over-under record of 29-36-1. When playing on the road, the over is hitting less than half the time, going 13-21-1. On the season, 45.0% of Dallas's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 53.0% of the scoring coming from the Stars. Coming into this game, the Sharks have an over-under record of 27-39-1. When playing at home, the over is hitting less than half the time, going 14-19-1. On the season, 43.0% of San Jose's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 44.0% of the scoring coming from the Sharks. Even with a low betting total of just 5.5 goals, I still see this matchup falling below this number. I recommend taking the under.

 

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