Dallas Stars vs. Detroit Red Wings - 1/12/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Red Wings (17-18-6) at Dallas Stars (17-17-8)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 8:30 pm (American Airlines Center)
The Line: Dallas Stars -159 / Detroit Red Wings +127 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSDT, FSSW
The Detroit Red Wings and Dallas Stars meet Thursday night in NHL action at the American Airlines Center.
The Detroit Red Wings could use a bounce back victory after losing six of their last nine games. The Red Wings are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 11.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Anthony Mantha leads Detroit with 11 goals, Dylan Larkin has five assists and Thomas Vanek has 73 shots on goal. Defensively, the Detroit Red Wings are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 82.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Petr Mrazek has given up 68 goals on 654 shots faced and Jimmy Howard has allowed 28 goals on 426 shots. The Detroit Red Wings have lost eight of their last 10 games when allowing three or more goals.
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The Dallas Stars look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Stars are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 16.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Tyler Seguin leads Dallas with 15 goals, Patrick Eaves has nine assists and Jamie Benn has 87 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing three goals per game and are killing 74.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Kari Lehtonen has given up 67 goals on 650 shots faced and Antti Niemi has allowed 54 goals on 601 shots. The Dallas Stars have allowed two or more goals in their last nine games.
The Red Wings are 1-4 in their last 5 road games and 6-2 in their last 8 vs. Central. The Stars are 6-2 in their last 8 vs. a team with a losing record and 1-9 in their last 10 vs. Eastern Conference. The Red Wings are 7-0 in the last 7 meetings in Dallas and 5-1 in the last 6 meetings overall.
I've been fading the Red Wings pretty much all season long, but this is one spot you should consider putting your money on Detroit. The Red Wings have won the last seven games against the Stars, not losing to Dallas since November of 2013. Sometimes a team just has your number. Add the fact the Stars have been hot on cold the past few weeks, and there's great value with the plus money here.