Coyotes vs. Stars - 3/24/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Dallas Stars (44-21-9) at Arizona Coyotes (32-34-7)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 10:00 pm (Gila River Arena)
The Line: Arizona Coyotes / Dallas Stars --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSSW, FSAZ
The Dallas Stars and Arizona Coyotes square off late Thursday night at the Gila River Arena.
The Dallas Stars look for another win after winning six of their last nine games. The Dallas Stars are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 22.3 percent of their power plays. Jamie Benn leads Dallas with 36 goals, Tyler Seguin has 40 assists and Jason Spezza has 188 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 80.8 percent of their power play chances. Antti Niemi has allowed 111 goals on 1,124 shots faced and Kari Lehtonen has given up 96 goals on 1,016 shots faced. Niemi has allowed 10 goals in his last three games.
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The Arizona Coyotes look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Arizona Coyotes are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 18.6 percent of their power plays. Shane Doan leads Arizona with 25 goals, Oliver Ekman-Larsson has 31 assists and Max Domi has 141 shots on goal. Defensively, the Arizona Coyotes are allowing three goals per game and are killing 78.1 percent of their power play chances. Louis Domingue has allowed 90 goals on 1,052 shots faced and Mike Smith has given up 64 goals on 734 shots. Domingue has allowed five goals in his last three games.
The Stars are 17-5 in their last 22 Thursday games and 2-7 in their last 9 vs. Pacific. The Coyotes are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. Western Conference and3-8 in their last 11 games playing on 1 days rest. The Stars are 2-6 in the last 8 meetings in Arizona and 5-2 in the last 7 meetings overall.
The Stars seem to have gotten out of their slump over the last week or so, and they've beaten the Coyotes in five of the last seven tries. With the Coyotes being a hit or miss overall, you have to side with the better team in the Stars.