Dallas Stars (12-12-10) at Carolina Hurricanes (24-8-3)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, April 3, 2021 at 7:00 pm (PNC Arena)
The Line: Carolina Hurricanes -150 / Dallas Stars +125 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Dallas Stars and Carolina Hurricanes meet Saturday in NHL action at the PNC Arena.
The Dallas Stars need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Dallas Stars are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 24.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Joe Pavelski leads Dallas with 15 goals, John Klingberg has 18 assists and Denis Gurianov has 87 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 76 percent of their opponents power plays. Anton Khudobin has allowed 47 goals on 509 shots faced and Jake Oettinger has allowed 36 goals on 395 shots.
The Carolina Hurricanes look for a win after winning four of their last five games. The Carolina Hurricanes are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 29.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Sebastian Aho leads Carolina with 15 goals, Dougie Hamilton has 25 assists and Andrei Svechnikov has 98 shots on goal. Defensively, the Carolina Hurricanes are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 82.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Alex Nedeljkovic has allowed 27 goals on 368 shots faced and James Reimer has allowed 52 goals on 550 shots.
The Stars are 3-7 in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest and 7-20 in their last 27 overall. The Hurricanes are 11-4 in their last 15 home games and 4-1 in their last 5 overall. The under is 2-0-3 in Stars last 5 road games. The under is 3-1-2 in Hurricanes last 6 home games. The Stars are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Carolina and 0-4 in the last 4 meetings. The favorite is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
The Dallas Stars continue to get respect from oddsmakers, but they continue to pile up the losses and they've provided little to no value in the underdog role this season. The Carolina Hurricanes have quietly been one of the more consistent teams in the league this season and have dominated in the favorite role dating back to last year. The Hurricanes have also won all four meetings against the Stars this season. I'll lay the reasonable juice with the Hurricanes at home.