Dallas Stars at Vancouver Canucks - 4/18/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

Dallas Stars at Vancouver Canucks - 4/18/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Vancouver Canucks (37-28-10) vs Dallas Stars (43-27-5)

Game Info: Monday, April 18, 2022 at 10:30 pm (Rogers Arena)

Betting Odds: Vancouver Canucks +140 / Dallas Stars +150 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Vancouver Canucks host the Dallas Stars in Monday NHL Action.

The Dallas Stars come into this road contest with an overall record of 43-27-5. Through 75 games, the Stars are 4th in the Central Division. On the season, they have found the net 219 times, good for a rank of 21st among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Dallas is the 13th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 2.92 goals per game. So far, the Stars have a strength of schedule rating of 13th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 17th-ranked team in the NHL.

The Vancouver Canucks get set to host the Dallas Stars with an overall record of 37-28-10. This mark places them 5th in the Pacific division. Through 75 games, the Canucks have scored 224 goals, giving them an average of 2.95. This output gives them a rank of 19th among NHL teams. On defense, Vancouver is the 7th ranked unit, giving up 2.77 goals per contest. So far, the Canucks have played the 18th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Vancouver's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 16th in the NHL.

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Through 75 games, the Dallas Stars' leading goal scorer is Jason Robertson. With his 34 assists, he is the second in overall points, coming in at 70. 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 75 games, he has come up with 27 goals on a shooting percentage of 13.4%. 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 2.49 goals per game. In his 43 games played, he has turned in 24 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

Coming into this game, the Vancouver Canucks leader in points is J.T. Miller. In Vancouver's 75 games, he has come up with 29 goals and 62 assists. He has scored his goals on a shooting percentage of 15.4%. The team's top overall goal scorer is Bo Horvat. Of his 31 goals, 42.0% have come during power play time. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +11.0. Vancouver's top goalie is Thatcher Demko, who is giving up an average of 2.64 goals per game. In his 60 games played, he has turned in 34 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

Coming into this game, the Stars have an over-under record of 32-42-1. When playing on the road, the over is hitting less than half the time, going 15-22-1. On the season, 44.0% of Dallas's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 53.0% of the scoring coming from the Stars. In Vancouver's 75 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 38-36-1. So far, the team has been less likely to go over the betting line when playing at home, going just 17-20. On the season, 52.0% of Vancouver's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 54.0% of the scoring coming from the Canucks. In a matchup of two of the strongest goalie units in the NHL, look for this game to finish below the line of 5.5 goals.

 

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