Edmonton Oilers vs. Dallas Stars - 12/4/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Dallas Stars (20-5-1) at Edmonton Oilers (9-15-2)
NHL Hockey: Friday, December 4, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Rexall Place)
The Line: Edmonton Oilers +123 / Dallas Stars -136 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSSW, RSNW
The Dallas Stars and Edmonton Oilers square off late Friday night at the Rexall Place.
The Dallas Stars look to keep the puck rolling after winning eight of their last 10 games. The Dallas Stars are averaging 3.5 goals per game and are scoring on 25.3 percent of their power plays. Jamie Benn leads Dallas with 18 goals, Tyler Seguin has 21 assists and Jason Spezza has 83 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 81.8 percent of their power play chances. Antti Niemi has allowed 41 goals on 447 shots faced and Kari Lehtonen has given up 25 goals on 306 shots. Niemi has allowed eight goals in his last three games. Jason Demers is doubtful with an upper-body injury.
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The Edmonton Oilers could use a victory after losing six of their last nine games. The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 18.4 percent of their power plays. Taylor Hall leads Edmonton with nine goals, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has 11 assists and Leon Draisaitl has 36 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing three goals per game and are killing 79.5 percent of their power play chances. Anders Nilsson has allowed 36 goals on 424 shots faced and Cam Talbot has given up 39 goals on 350 shots. Nilsson has allowed six goals in his last three games. Benoit Pouliot is questionable with a lower-body injury.
The Stars are 20-6 in their last 26 road games and 29-64 in their last 93 games playing on 0 days rest. The Oilers are 12-52 in their last 64 vs. Western Conference and 16-38 in their last 54 games following a win. The Stars are 6-1 in the last 7 meetings in Edmonton and 63-20-3 in the last 86 meetings overall.
We've been riding the Stars for a while and it's paid off in a big way. Dallas continues to be one of the hotter teams in hockey. The Oilers? Not so much. Have to continue riding the money train that is the Dallas Stars.