Canadiens vs. Stars - 1/27/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Dallas Stars (21-18-7) at Montreal Canadiens (29-13-3)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Bell Centre)
The Line: Montreal Canadiens -155 / Dallas Stars +140 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSSW, RDS
The Dallas Stars and Montreal Canadiens square off late Tuesday night at the Bell Centre.
The Dallas Stars have split their last six games and begin a three-game road trip. The Stars are averaging 3.1 goals per game and have scored 12 goals in their last three games. The Dallas Stars have scored two power play goals in their last four games and have won seven of their last nine games when scoring at least three goals overall. Tyler Seguin leads Dallas with 28 goals, Jamie Benn has 27 assists and Antoine Roussel has 69 shots on goal. Defensively, the Stars are allowing 3.3 goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in six of their last 10 games. Kari Lehtonen has allowed 110 goals on 1,144 shots faced and Anders Lindback has given up 29 goals on 232 shots. The Stars have lost three of their last four road games.
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The Montreal Canadiens are hanging around in the Atlantic by splitting their last six games. On the season, the Canadiens are averaging 2.6 goals per game and have scored nine goals in their last three games. The Montreal Canadiens have scored four power play goals in their last two games and have won 10 straight games when scoring at least three goals overall. Max Pacioretty leads Montreal with 21 goals, P.K. Subban has 20 assists and Tomas Plekanec has 132 shots on goal. Defensively, the Canadiens are allowing 2.3 goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in four of their last six games. Carey Price has allowed 77 goals on 1,078 shots faced and Dustin Tokarski has given up 24 goals on 289 shots.
The Stars are 16-5 in their last 21 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 2-5 in their last 7 vs. Atlantic. The Canadiens are 16-7 in their last 23 home games and 7-2 in their last 9 games playing on 3 or more days rest. The home team is 7-3-1 in the last 11 meetings.
I have to go with the Montreal Canadiens at home with both teams even on the amount of rest due to the break. Montreal is tough to beat on its home ice and will be eager to get off to a fast start in the second half of the season.