Dallas Stars vs. Columbus Blue Jackets Pick-Odds-Prediction - 3/10/14
Columbus Blue Jackets (33-26-5) at Dallas Stars (31-23-10)
NHL Hockey: Monday, March 10, 2014 at 8:30 pm (American Airlines Center)
The Line: Dallas Stars -131 / Columbus Blue Jackets +119 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
The Dallas Stars welcome the Columbus Blue Jackets to the American Airlines Center Monday.
Surging Columbus picked up another two points when they shutdown the Nashville offense by a 1-0 count on the road on Saturday. The Blue Jackets fired a lot of rubber at Predators netminder Pekka Rinne who was outstanding in defeat with an impressive 35 stops. Sergei Bobrovsky received considerably more help from his defense and what got through he turned aside with 28 saves for his third shutout of the 2013-14 campaign. Artem Anisimov continued to rack up the goals with his sixth since the Olympic break when his back hander beat Rinne in the third to give Columbus their 4th win in the last five times out.
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A pair of late goals lifted Dallas past visiting Minnesota 4-3 on Saturday for their third victory in four contests. Alex Chiasson and Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin scored for the Stars with the game winner coming off the stick of Erik Cole with less then five minutes remaining in regulation. The win might have been costly for Dallas with Kari Lehtonen leaving with a third period injury but newly acquired Tim Thomas stopped all six shots he saw in relief. Erik Haula, Kyle Brodziak and Charlie Coyle provided goals for the Wild with Darcy Kuemper charged with all four goals with his 34 save effort not enough to extend Minnesota's win streak to six games.
The road team is 5-2 in the last seven meetings while the under is 6-1 in the last seven in Dallas and 13-4 in the past 17 overall. I am torn on the side right now with huge trends favoring the under but I need to confirm goalies before deciding...