Stars vs. Sharks - 2/19/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Jose Sharks (29-22-8) at Dallas Stars (27-22-8)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 8:30 pm (American Airlines Center)
The Line: Dallas Stars -113 / San Jose Sharks +102 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNCAL, FSSW
The San Jose Sharks and Dallas Stars meet Thursday night at the American Airlines Center.
The San Jose Sharks have lost five of their last six games and end a two-game road trip. The Sharks are averaging 2.8 goals per game and have scored seven goals in their last three games. The San Jose Sharks have three power play goals in their last four games and have won five of their last nine games when scoring at least three goals overall. Joe Pavelski leads San Jose with 31 goals, Logan Couture has 30 assists and Brent Burns has 173 shots on goal. Defensively, the Sharks are allowing 2.8 goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in five of their last six games. Antti Niemi has allowed 115 goals on 1,295 shots faced and Troy Grosenick has given up three goals on 58 shots.
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The Dallas Stars hope to keep rolling with wins in four of their last five games. The Stars are averaging 3.1 goals per game and have scored seven goals in their last three games. The Dallas Stars have one power play goal in their last four games and have won five of their last six games when scoring at least three goals overall. Tyler Seguin leads Dallas with 29 goals, Jamie Benn has 32 assists and Erik Cole has 85 shots on goal. Defensively, the Stars are allowing 3.1 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in four straight games. Kari Lehtonen has allowed 130 goals on 1,435 shots faced and Anders Lindback has given up 32 goals on 256 shots.
The Sharks are 1-7 in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest and 6-1 in their last 7 Thursday games. The Stars are 1-4 in their last 5 Thursday games and 9-0 in their last 9 vs. Pacific. The Sharks are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings and the home team is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
Hard not to back the Stars in this spot at home with the way both teams have been playing as of late. Not to mention the Stars haven't lost to a Pacific team in nine straight games. Take the home team and the small chalk.