Carolina Hurricanes (7-3) at Dallas Stars (5-2-3)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 8:30 pm (American Airlines Center)
The Line: Dallas Stars -102 / Carolina Hurricanes -118 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Carolina Hurricanes and Dallas Stars meet Thursday in NHL action at the American Airlines Center.
The Carolina Hurricanes look for a win after winning six of their last eight games. The Carolina Hurricanes are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 23.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Andrei Svechnikov leads Carolina with six goals, Sebastian Aho has seven assists and Vincent Trocheck has 32 shots on goal. Defensively, the Carolina Hurricanes are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 80.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Petr Mrazek has allowed three goals on 66 shots faced and James Reimer has allowed 19 goals on 162 shots.
The Dallas Stars look for a win to snap a three-game losing streak. The Dallas Stars are averaging 3.7 goals per game and are scoring on 36.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Joe Pavelski leads Dallas with seven goals, John Klingberg has eight assists and Denis Gurianov has 31 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 79.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Anton Khudobin has allowed 14 goals on 153 shots faced and Jake Oettinger has allowed three goals on 23 shots.
The Hurricanes are 6-2 in their last 8 overall. The Stars are 4-1 in their last 5 Thursday games and 1-5 in their last 6 overall. The over is 4-1 in Hurricanes last 5 overall. The under is 33-16-4 in Stars last 53 home games. The Hurricanes are 2-10 in the last 12 meetings in Dallas and 5-2 in the last 7 meetings. The favorite is 9-3 in the last 12 meetings. The home team is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.
The Dallas Stars will turn things around sooner than later, so I'm not really worried about these recent struggles. With that said, the Carolina Hurricanes are on a heater right now and not a team I'm eager to bet against at the moment. Also, the Hurricanes have beaten the Stars twice this season, outscoring them 8-2 in those games. Even on the road, I'll lay the cheap price with the Canes.