Florida Panthers vs. Dallas Stars - 11/14/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Dallas Stars (9-8-0) at Florida Panthers (5-9-2)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 7:30 pm (BB&T Center)
The Line: Florida Panthers / Dallas Stars --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSSW, FSFL, TVA
The Dallas Stars and Florida Panthers meet Tuesday in NHL action at the BB&T Center.
The Dallas Stars could use a feel good victory here after splitting their last 10 games. The Dallas Stars are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 31.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Jamie Benn leads Dallas with eight goals, John Klingberg has 14 assists and Tyler Seguin has 67 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 87.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Ben Bishop has given up 30 goals on 351 shots faced and Kari Lehtonen has allowed nine goals on 105 shots. The Dallas Stars have allowed three or more goals in seven of their last 11 games.
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The Florida Panthers are getting desperate for a victory after losing six of their last seven games. The Florida Panthers are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 15.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Vincent Trocheck leads Florida with eight goals, Jonathan Huberdeau has 14 assists and Aleksander Barkov has 42 shots on goal. Defensively, the Florida Panthers are allowing 3.8 goals per game and are killing 71.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Roberto Luongo has given up 21 goals on 253 shots faced and James Reimer has allowed 31 goals on 285 shots. The Florida Panthers have allowed three or more goals in seven of their last nine games.
The Stars are 17-35 in their last 52 road games and 21-51 in their last 72 games playing on 0 days rest. The Panthers are 0-4 in their last 4 home games, 1-6 in their last 7 games playing on 2 days rest and 1-6 in their last 7 overall. The Stars are 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Florida, the road team is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings and the under is 9-2-1 in the last 12 meetings in Florida.
Both of these teams have been playing some poor hockey as of late and the defense has been suspect from both clubs. While backing the Panthers doesn't seem like a good idea, the Stars have had little success on the road dating back to last season, are on the end of a back to back and won't have Bishop in net. So, I'll take the Panthers on their home ice if forced to pick this game.