Carolina Hurricanes vs. Dallas Stars - 2/25/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Dallas Stars (36-20-6) at Carolina Hurricanes (35-22-4)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 7:00 pm (PNC Arena)
The Line: Carolina Hurricanes / Dallas Stars --- Over/Under:
TV: FSCR, FSSW
The Dallas Stars and Carolina Hurricanes meet Tuesday in NHL action at the PNC Arena.
The Dallas Stars look for a win after winning six of their last eight games. The Dallas Stars are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 21.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Jamie Benn leads Dallas with 18 goals, Tyler Seguin has 32 assists and Alexander Radulov has 120 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 81.1 percent of their opponents power plays. Ben Bishop has given up 94 goals on 1,208 shots faced and Anton Khudobin has allowed 53 goals on 721 shots. The Dallas Stars have allowed three or more goals in nine of their last 16 games.
The Carolina Hurricanes look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Carolina Hurricanes are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 22.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Sebastian Aho leads Carolina with 35 goals, Teuvo Teravainen has 44 assists and Dougie Hamilton has 170 shots on goal. Defensively, the Carolina Hurricanes are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 82.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Petr Mrazek has allowed 102 goals on 1,066 shots and James Reimer has given up 61 goals on 712 shots. The Carolina Hurricanes have allowed three or more goals in 10 of their last 11 games.
The Stars are 7-3 in the last 10 meetings. The favorite is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The home team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Dallas Stars have owned the Hurricanes lately, winning seven of the last 10 meetings, and that includes a 4-1 victory a couple of weeks ago. The problem is the Stars haven't been as dominant defensively as we're used to seeing them, and the Carolina Hurricanes are usually a tough out at home, and they should be eager for this contest after spending six of their last nine contests on the road. The Dallas Stars are one of the more profitable road teams in the league, but I'll still lean toward the Hurricanes in this spot.