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Coyotes vs. Stars - 2/18/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Dallas Stars (37-15-6) at Arizona Coyotes (26-24-6)

NHL Hockey: Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Gila River Arena)

The Line: Arizona Coyotes +128 / Dallas Stars -141 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: FSSW, FSAZ

The Dallas Stars and Arizona Coyotes square off Thursday night at the Gila River Arena.

The Dallas Stars 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 21.1 percent of their power plays. Tyler Seguin leads Dallas with 30 goals, Jamie Benn has 35 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 87 goals on 952 shots faced and Kari Lehtonen has given up 65 goals on 725 shots. Niemi has allowed eight goals in his last three games.

Coyotes vs. Stars - 2/18/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Arizona Coyotes could use a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Arizona Coyotes are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 19.3 percent of their power plays. Shane Doan leads Arizona with 21 goals, Oliver Ekman-Larsson has 27 assists and Anthony Duclair has 74 shots on goal. Defensively, the Arizona Coyotes are allowing three goals per game and are killing 78 percent of their power play chances. Louis Domingue has allowed 55 goals on 651 shots faced and Mike Smith has given up 59 goals on 598 shots. Domingue has allowed six goals in his last three games.

The Stars are 5-1 in their last 6 road games and 6-2 in their last 8 vs. Western Conference. The Coyotes are 3-7 in their last 10 home games and 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest. The Stars are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings in Arizona and 5-1 in the last 6 meetings overall.

The Stars are playing far better hockey and have beaten the Coyotes in five of the last six meetings. Arizona simply continues to struggle and is even having a hard time at home. Have to ride the hot hand in Dallas.

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Dallas Stars -141

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