Dallas Stars vs. Florida Panthers - 10/24/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Florida Panthers (3-3-1) at Dallas Stars (6-1-0)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 8:00 pm (American Airlines Center)
The Line: Dallas Stars -161 / Florida Panthers +145 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSFL, FSSW
The Florida Panthers and Dallas Stars square off Saturday night at the American Airlines Center.
The Florida Panthers look for a big road win to get a game above a .500 record. The Florida Panthers are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 20.8 percent of their power plays. Jaromir Jagr leads Florida with five goals, Vincent Trocheck has three assists and Brandon Pirri has 16 shots on goal. Defensively, the Florida Panthers are allowing two goals per game and are killing 77.3 percent of their power play chances. Roberto Luongo has allowed 13 goals on 196 shots faced and Al Montoya has given up one goal on 23 shots. Luongo has allowed two or less goals in five of his last 10 outings. Aleksander Barkov is questionable with a wrist injury.
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The Dallas Stars look to remain red hot after an amazing 6-1 start to the year. The Dallas Stars are averaging 3.6 goals per game and are scoring on 30.4 percent of their power plays. Jamie Benn leads Dallas with six goals, Tyler Seguin has six assists and Jason Spezza has 26 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 2.1 goals per game and are killing 90 percent of their power play chances. Antti Niemi has allowed eight goals on 134 shots faced and Kari Lehtonen has given up seven goals on 87 shots. Niemi has allowed one goal in five of his last seven outings. Jason Demers is questionable with a possible suspension.
The Panthers are 20-45 in their last 65 vs. Western Conference and 13-39 in their last 52 vs. Central. The Stars are 5-1 in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest and 19-7 in their last 26 vs. Eastern Conference. The Panthers are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Dallas.
While the Panthersare playing well, it's hard to bet against the Dallas Stars with the way they've started the season. Dallas has also beaten Florida already this season. Give me the Starts.