Dallas Stars (5-4-4) at Florida Panthers (12-3-2)
NHL Hockey: Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 5:00 pm (BB&T Center)
The Line: Florida Panthers -125 / Dallas Stars +113 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Dallas Stars and Florida Panthers meet Wednesday in NHL action at the BB&T Center.
The Dallas Stars need a win here to snap a six-game losing streak. The Dallas Stars are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 32.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Joe Pavelski leads Dallas with nine goals, John Klingberg has 10 assists and Denis Gurianov has 35 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 79.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Anton Khudobin has allowed 20 goals on 235 shots faced and Jake Oettinger has allowed three goals on 23 shots.
The Florida Panthers look for a win after winning six of their last eight games. The Florida Panthers are averaging 3.4 goals per game and are scoring on 28.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Patric Hornqvist leads Florida with eight goals, Jonathan Huberdeau has 16 assists and Aleksander Barkov has 60 shots on goal. Defensively, the Florida Panthers are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 79.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Chris Driedger has given up 20 goals on 281 shots faced and Sergei Bobrovsky has given up 26 goals on 234 shots.
The Stars are 1-4 in their last 5 road games and 0-6 in their last 6 overall. The Panthers are 9-3 in their last 12 games as a favorite and 4-1 in their last 5 overall. The over is 5-2 in Stars last 7 overall. The over is 5-2 in Panthers last 7 overall. The favorite is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings. The home team is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
The Dallas Stars are simply on the struggle bus right now and it may take some time for them to get they feet under them after a long layoff. The Florida Panthers continue to pile up the wins, gain confidence and the offense has shown time and time again that it can strike early and often out of nowhere. These matchups just aren't kind to the Stars, a team that's trying to get back on track after not playing a consistent schedule. Give me the home team and the cheap price.