Stars vs. Devils - 12/13/14 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New Jersey Devils (11-14-5) at Dallas Stars (10-13-5)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 8:30 pm (American Airlines Center)
The Line: Dallas Stars -145 / New Jersey Devils +131 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: MSG+, FSSW
The New Jersey Devils and Dallas Stars play Saturday night at the American Airlines Center.
The New Jersey Devils have lost eight of their last 10 games and play their fifth road contest of the month. The Devils are averaging 2.3 goals per game on the season and have scored five goals in their last three games. The New Jersey Devils have scored four power play goals in their last five games and are 6-5 this season when scoring at least three goals. Mike Cammalleri leads New Jersey with 11 goals, Jaromir Jagr has 12 assists and Michael Ryder has 60 shots on goal. Defensively, the Devils are allowing 2.8 goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in five of their last 10 games. Keith Kinkaid has allowed three goals on 50 shots faced and Cory Schneider has given up 68 goals on 825 shots.
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The Dallas Stars have lost five of their last six games and are dead last in the Central. The Stars are averaging 2.9 goals per game and have scored eight goals in their last three games. The Dallas Stars have four power play goals in their last three games and have won five of their last eight games when scoring at least three goals overall. Tyler Seguin leads Dallas with 22 goals, Jamie Benn has 18 assists and Jason Spezza has 59 shots on goal. Defensively, the Stars are allowing 3.5 goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in four of their last five games. Kari Lehtonen has allowed 69 goals on 706 shots faced and Jussi Rynnas has given up seven goals on 44 shots.
The Devils are 24-52 in their last 76 road games and 2-8 in their last 10 overall. The Stars are 5-12 in their last 17 home games and 1-4 in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference. The Devils are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings in Dallas and the home team is 11-4 in the last 15 meetings.
Both teams are flat out sloppy and hard to trust. With that being the case, I'm riding with the team that is giving me more bang for my buck, which in this case is the New Jersey Devils.