Dallas Stars vs Florida Panthers NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 3/27/21

Dallas Stars vs Florida Panthers NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 3/27/21 Photo by Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Florida Panthers (20-9-4) at Dallas Stars (11-11-8)

NHL Hockey: Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 8:00 pm (American Airlines Center)

The Line: Dallas Stars -110 / Florida Panthers -110 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Florida Panthers and the Dallas Stars meet in NHL action from the American Airlines Center on Saturday night.

The Florida Panthers will try to rebound from a 3-0 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks last time out. Aleksander Barkov leads the Panthers in scoring with 37 points including 13 goals and 24 assists while Jonathan Huberdeau has 36 points with 11 goals and a team-high 25 assists this season. Patric Hornqvist and Carter Verhaeghe each have 12 goals and Aaron Ekblad’s split his 20 points between 10 goals and 10 assists this season. As a team, Florida is averaging 3.2 goals on 34.9 shots per game with a 24.5% success rate on the PK this season while allowing 2.8 goals on 30.1 shots per game against with an 80.2% success rate on the PK this season.

The Dallas Stars will be out to build off of a 4-3 win over Tampa Bay last time out. Joe Pavelski leads Dallas in scoring with 32 points including team-highs of 15 goals and 17 assists while Roope Hintz has 21 points with 10 goals and 11 assists this season. John Klingberg and Jason Robertson each have 20 points with 5 goals and 15 assists this season. As a team, Dallas is averaging 2.8 goals on 29.3 shots with a 23.8% success rate on the power play while allowing 2.5 goals on 26.9 shots with a 77.2% success rate defending the PK this season.

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Florida is 1-4 in their last 5 games overall and 35-17 in their last 52 games against a team with a losing record while the over is 8-3-1 in their last 12 road games. Dallas is 7-19 in their last 26 games overall and 1-4 in their last 5 home games while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 games following a win. The home team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings between these two teams.

This line feels funky to me, but if it’s a trap, I’ll bite. Sure, the Stars got a win over one of the NHL’s best in Tampa Bay, but the Stars still haven’t done very much to convince me otherwise that they’ve turned a corner. Florida home and away is still one of the NHL’s more underappreciated teams and this line feels like a complete sign of disrespect to what Florida’s accomplished this season. I’ll take Florida on the road in this one.

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Chris’s Pick Florida -110

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

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