Carolina Hurricanes (8-3) at Dallas Stars (5-3-3)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, February 13, 2021 at 8:00 pm (American Airlines Center)
The Line: Dallas Stars +110 / Carolina Hurricanes -121 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Carolina Hurricanes and Dallas Stars meet Saturday in NHL action at the American Airlines Center.
The Carolina Hurricanes look to stay hot after winning seven of their last nine games. The Carolina Hurricanes are averaging 3.4 goals per game and are scoring on 24.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Andrei Svechnikov leads Carolina with six goals, Sebastian Aho has eight assists and Vincent Trocheck has 35 shots on goal. Defensively, the Carolina Hurricanes are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 80.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Petr Mrazek has allowed three goals on 66 shots faced and James Reimer has allowed 22 goals on 199 shots.
The Dallas Stars look to snap a four-game losing streak. The Dallas Stars are averaging 3.4 goals per game and are scoring on 33.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Joe Pavelski leads Dallas with eight goals, John Klingberg has nine assists and Denis Gurianov has 33 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 78.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Anton Khudobin has allowed 18 goals on 184 shots faced and Jake Oettinger has allowed three goals on 23 shots.
The Hurricanes are 12-4 in their last 16 Saturday games and 7-2 in their last 9 overall. The Stars are 4-1 in their last 5 Saturday games and 0-4 in their last 4 overall. The over is 5-1 in Hurricanes last 6 overall. The under is 25-7-4 in Stars last 36 Saturday games. The Hurricanes are 3-10 in the last 13 meetings in Dallas and 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.
The Carolina Hurricanes are one of the hotter teams in the league right now with a defense that's improving, and they've been money in the favorite role dating back to last season. The Dallas Stars are as cold as they were hot entering the season and have now lost six of the last eight meetings against the Hurricanes. The Stars will break out of this funk eventually, but I'm not stepping in front of the Canes right now. I'll lay the reasonable juice.