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Stars vs. Coyotes - 3/31/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Arizona Coyotes (34-35-7) at Dallas Stars (45-22-9)

NHL Hockey: Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 8:30 pm (American Airlines Center)

The Line: Dallas Stars -210 / Arizona Coyotes +180 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: FSAZ, FSSW

The Arizona Coyotes and Dallas Stars square off Thursday night at the American Airlines Center.

The Arizona Coyotes look for consistency after splitting their last 14 games. The Arizona Coyotes are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 18.8 percent of their power plays. Shane Doan leads Arizona with 26 goals, Oliver Ekman-Larsson has 31 assists and Anthony Duclair has 95 shots on goal. Defensively, the Arizona Coyotes are allowing three goals per game and are killing 77.9 percent of their power play chances. Louis Domingue has allowed 95 goals on 1,110 shots faced and Anders Lindback has given up 47 goals on 443 shots. Domingue has allowed six goals in his last three games.

Stars vs. Coyotes - 3/31/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Dallas Stars look to keep rolling after winning five of their last six games. The Dallas Stars are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 21.8 percent of their power play chances. Jamie Benn leads Dallas with 39 goals, Tyler Seguin has 40 assists and Jason Spezza has 193 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 81.6 percent of their power play chances. Antti Niemi has allowed 113 goals on 1,160 shots faced and Kari Lehtonen has given up 101 goals on 1,076 shots. Niemi has allowed eight goals in his last three games.

The Coyotes are 5-2 in their last 7 games playing on 2 days rest and 16-50 in their last 66 vs. a team with a winning record. The Stars are 3-8 in their last 11 vs. Pacific and 5-2 in their last 7 home games. The Coyotes are 0-6 in the last 6 meetings in Dallas.

The Stars have picked things up recently with the playoffs around the corner, which includes wins in five of their last seven home games. The Coyotes don't have many wins over winning teams this season. Have to side with the better home team here. 

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Dallas Stars -1.5

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