Dallas Stars (19-15-12) at Detroit Red Wings (17-25-7)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Little Caesars Arena)
The Line: Detroit Red Wings +165 / Dallas Stars -190 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Dallas Stars and Detroit Red Wings meet Saturday in NHL action at the Little Caesars Arena.
The Dallas Stars look for a win after winning six of their last nine games. The Dallas Stars are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 23.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Joe Pavelski leads Dallas with 19 goals, John Klingberg has 24 assists and Denis Gurianov has 105 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 79.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Anton Khudobin has allowed 56 goals on 642 shots faced and Jake Oettinger has allowed 46 goals on 569 shots.
The Detroit Red Wings look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Detroit Red Wings are averaging 2.2 goals per game and are scoring on 11.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Anthony Mantha leads Detroit with 11 goals, Filip Hronek has 21 assists and Dylan Larkin has 134 shots on goal. Defensively, the Detroit Red Wings are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 77 percent of their opponents power plays. Thomas Greiss has given up 74 goals on 758 shots faced and Jonathan Bernier has allowed 58 goals on 631 shots.
The Stars are 1-4 in their last 5 road games and 4-1 in their last 5 overall. The Red Wings are 4-1 in their last 5 home games and 31-85 in their last 116 overall. The over is 3-0-4 in Stars last 7 overall. The under is 5-1 in Red Wings last 6 overall. The Stars are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Detroit and 6-2 in the last 8 meetings. The home team is 13-3 in the last 16 meetings. The favorite is 20-8 in the last 28 meetings.
The Dallas Stars have been getting too much respect from oddsmakers this season, but they are playing some of their better hockey as of late and despite a blowout loss on Thursday, they've beaten the Red Wings in five of the seven meetings this season. The Detroit Red Wings have shown signs of life lately, but they don't string together wins much and they've still struggled in the underdog role. The Stars should win this game, and I'll take the PL to shave down the expensive ML price.