Penguins vs. Stars - 10/22/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Dallas Stars (5-1-0) at Pittsburgh Penguins (3-3-0)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Consol Energy Centre)
The Line: Pittsburgh Penguins -127 / Dallas Stars +115 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSSW, ROOT
The Dallas Stars and Pittsburgh Penguins square off Thursday night at the CONSOL Energy Center.
The Dallas Stars look to build on their fast and impressive 5-1 start. The Dallas Stars are averaging 3.5 goals per game and are scoring on 30 percent of their power plays. Jamie Benn leads Dallas with six goals, Tyler Seguin has six assists and Jason Spezza has 23 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 86.7 percent of their power play chances. Antti Niemi has allowed seven goals on 100 shots faced and Kari Lehtonen has given up seven goals on 87 shots. Niemi has allowed two or less goals in six of his last 10 outings. Travis Moen is questionable with a upper-body injury.
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The Pittsburgh Penguins look for win to get a game above a .500 record. The Pittsburgh Penguins are averaging 1.7 goals per game and are scoring on 10 percent of their power plays. Evgeni Malkin leads Pittsburgh with three goals, Kris Letang has three assists and Phil Kessel has 21 shots on goal. Defensively, the Pittsburgh Penguins are allowing 1.8 goals per game and are killing 85 percent of their power play chances. Marc-Andre Fleury has allowed 11 goals on 175 shots faced. Fleury has allowed two or less goals in five of his last seven regular season outings. Daniel Sprong is questionable with legal issues.
The Stars are 7-1 in their last 8 road games and 19-7 in their last 26 overall. The Penguins are 0-4 in their last 4 vs. Central and 5-12 in their last 17 overall. The Stars are 1-6 in the last 7 meetings in Pittsburgh and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings overall.
The Stars have been on fire out the gate and have already won three straight road games on what will be afour-game road trip. While winning in Pittsburgh won't be easy, you have to see the value of Dallas and the plus money here. I'll take a shot with the road team.