Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Dallas Stars - 3/11/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Dallas Stars (38-24-6) at Pittsburgh Penguins (39-26-4)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 7:30 pm (PPG Paints Arena)
The Line: Pittsburgh Penguins -155 / Dallas Stars +140 --- Over/Under: 6 See the Latest Odds
The Dallas Stars and Pittsburgh Penguins meet Sunday in NHL action at the PPG Paints Arena.
The Dallas Stars look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Dallas Stars are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 19.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Tyler Seguin leads Dallas with 36 goals, John Klingberg has 50 assists and Jamie Benn has 200 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 83.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Ben Bishop has given up 117 goals on 1,409 shots faced and Kari Lehtonen has allowed 48 goals on 606 shots. The Dallas Stars have allowed three or less goals in 10 of their last 14 games.
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The Pittsburgh Penguins could use a big victory here after splitting their last eight games. The Pittsburgh Penguins are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 26.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Evgeni Malkin leads Pittsburgh with 38 goals, Sidney Crosby has 51 assists and Phil Kessel has 227 shots on goal. Defensively, the Pittsburgh Penguins are allowing three goals per game and are killing 82.1 percent of their opponents power plays. Matt Murray has given up 106 goals on 1,159 shots faced and Tristan Jarry has allowed 56 goals on 651 shots. The Pittsburgh Penguins have allowed three or more goals in five of their last seven games.
The Stars are 1-5 in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest and 21-43 in their last 64 Sunday games. The Penguins are 6-2 in their last 8 games playing on 0 days rest, 59-19 in their last 78 home games and 19-7 in their last 26 overall. The Stars are 2-7 in the last 9 meetings in Pittsburgh, 6-1 in the last 7 meetings and the home team is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
The Pittsburgh Penguins have been petty solid when playing on the end of back to backs this season and are currently playing some of their most consistent hockey. The Dallas Stars have been really good defensively over the last month, but the offense has been hit or miss, which has resulted in some losses that probably should have been victories. The Penguins are tough at home right now. I'll lay the somewhat reasonable price.