Stars vs. Capitals - 2/13/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Capitals (40-9-4) at Dallas Stars (35-15-5)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 8:00 pm (American Airlines Center)
The Line: Dallas Stars -115 / Washington Capitals -105 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNB, FSSW
The Washington Capitals and Dallas Stars meet Saturday at the American Airlines Center.
The Washington Capitals look to build on their solid five-game winning streak. The Washington Capitals are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 24.2 percent of their power plays. Alex Ovechkin leads Washington with 34 goals, Nicklas Backstrom has 35 assists and Justin Williams has 126 shots on goal. Defensively, the Washington Capitals are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 83.8 percent of their power play chances. Braden Holtby has allowed 90 goals on 1,238 shots faced and Philipp Grubauer has given up 24 goals on 285 shots. Holtby has allowed eight goals in his last three games.
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The Dallas Stars also look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The Dallas Stars are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 22.1 percent of their power plays. Jamie Benn leads Dallas with 28 goals, Tyler Seguin has 32 assists and Jason Spezza has 136 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 80 percent of their power play chances. Antti Niemi has allowed 85 goals on 926 shots faced and Kari Lehtonen has given up 60 goals on 680 shots. Niemi has allowed nine goals in his last three games.
The Capitals are 20-7 in their last 27 road games and 39-12 in their last 51 overall. The Stars are 20-7 in their last 27 home games and 5-1 in their last 6 overall. The Capitals are 1-6 in the last 7 meetings in Dallas and 4-18-1 in the last 23 meetings overall.
This should be a great game between two consistent teams that have been playing great hockey especially as of late. However, the Stars have owned the Capitals over the years and are playing at home where they've lost just seven of their last 27 games. Give me the Stars.