Carolina Hurricanes vs Dallas Stars NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/31/21

Carolina Hurricanes vs Dallas Stars NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/31/21 Photo by James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Stars (4-1) at Carolina Hurricanes (4-1)

NHL Hockey: Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 5:00 pm (PNC Arena)

The Line: Carolina Hurricanes -125 / Dallas Stars +111 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Dallas Stars and Carolina Hurricanes meet Sunday in NHL action at the PNC Arena.

The Dallas Stars look for a win to build on their 4-1 record. The Dallas Stars are averaging 4.8 goals per game and are scoring on 52.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Joe Pavelski leads Dallas with four goals, John Klingberg has five assists and Denis Gurianov has 15 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 1.5 goals per game and are killing 89.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Anton Khudobin has allowed three goals on 72 shots faced and Jake Oettinger has allowed three goals on 23 shots.

The Carolina Hurricanes look for a win to build on their three-game winning streak. The Carolina Hurricanes are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 25 percent of their power play opportunities. Andrei Svechnikov leads Carolina with three goals, Dougie Hamilton has three assists and Vincent Trocheck has 13 shots on goal. Defensively, the Carolina Hurricanes are allowing two goals per game and are killing 88.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Petr Mrazek has allowed three goals on 66 shots faced and James Reimer has allowed two goals on 33 shots.

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The Stars are 6-0 in their last 6 Sunday games and 9-3 in their last 12 road games. The Hurricanes are 5-2 in their last 7 Sunday games and 19-7 in their last 26 games playing on 0 days rest. The under is 2-0-4 in Stars last 6 road games. The under is 3-1-1 in Hurricanes last 5 overall. The Stars are 8-3 in the last 11 meetings. The favorite is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings.

The Carolina Hurricanes have to have earned some respect after last nights performance, scoring the first four goals of the game and holding the Stars to just 11 shots. As good as the Dallas Stars have looked in their limited sample size, the Hurricanes have now allowed two or less goals in four of their first five games and have given up a combined one goal in their last two contests. Quick turnaround, I'll side with the Canes on their home ice.

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Randy’s Pick Carolina Hurricanes -125

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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