Stars vs. Red Wings - 2/29/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Red Wings (31-20-11) at Dallas Stars (38-19-6)
NHL Hockey: Monday, February 29, 2016 at 8:30 pm (American Airlines Center)
The Line: Dallas Stars -140 / Detroit Red Wings +127 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSDT, FSSW
The Detroit Red Wings and Dallas Stars square off Monday night at the American Airlines Center.
The Detroit Red Wings look for consistency after splitting their last 16 games. The Detroit Red Wings are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 17.2 percent of their power plays. Dylan Larkin leads Detroit with 19 goals, Tomas Tatar has 18 assists and Gustav Nyquist has 125 shots on goal. Defensively, the Detroit Red Wings are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 81.9 percent of their power play chances. Petr Mrazek has allowed 87 goals on 1,198 shots faced and Jimmy Howard has given up 59 goals on 631 shots. Mrazek has allowed six goals in his last three games.
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The Dallas Stars need a win after losing five of their last six 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 32 goals, Tyler Seguin has 36 assists and Jason Spezza has 148 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 79.3 percent of their power play chances. Antti Niemi has allowed 98 goals on 1,026 shots faced and Kari Lehtonen has given up 77 goals on 815 shots. Niemi has allowed 11 goals in his last three games.
The Red Wings are 9-2 in their last 11 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-6 in their last 7 road games. The Stars are 0-4 in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest and 9-2 in their last 11 Monday games. The Red Wings are 6-0 in the last 6 meetings in Dallas and 9-3 in the last 12 meetings overall.
The Stars have been one of the most consistent teams all season long, so this rough stretch shouldn't last long. Against a Red Wings team that's struggled on the road, Dallas and the fair price is the play here.