Dallas Stars vs. Edmonton Oilers - 11/19/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Edmonton Oilers (9-8-1) at Dallas Stars (7-6-5)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 7:00 pm (American Airlines Center)
The Line: Dallas Stars / Edmonton Oilers --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Edmonton Oilers and Dallas Stars square off Saturday night in NHL action at the American Airlines Center.
The Edmonton Oilers are desperate for a feel good victory to snap a five-game losing streak. The Oilers are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 16 percent of their power play opportunities. Patrick Maroon leads Edmonton with six goals, Connor McDavid has 14 assists and Jordan Eberle has 55 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 88 percent of their opponents power plays. Cam Talbot has given up 42 goals on 489 shots faced and Jonas Gustavsson has allowed five goals on 49 shots. The Edmonton Oilers have allowed three or more goals in eight of their last nine games.
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The Dallas Stars could also use a bounce back victory after losing eight of their last 12 games. The Stars are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 18.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Patrick Eaves leads Dallas with eight goals, Tyler Seguin has 14 assists and Jamie Benn has 43 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 77.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Kari Lehtonen has given up 31 goals on 303 shots faced and Antti Niemi has allowed 27 goals on 264 shots. The Dallas Stars have allowed three or more goals in seven of their last 12 games.
The Oilers are 0-4 in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest and 24-61 in their last 85 road games. The Stars are 3-10 in their last 13 games playing on 1 days rest and 0-5 in their last 5 Saturday games. The Oilers are 8-35-1 in the last 44 meetings in Dallas and 21-65-3 in the last 89 meetings overall.
The Oilers continue to be a fade on the road and it's going to be even more so here considering Edmonton has won just eight of its last 44 trips to Dallas. This is a game the Stars should be able to win on their home ice and use the victory to kind of stop the bleeding a bit. I like Dallas in this spot given the way the Oilers struggle on the road.