Dallas Stars (24-11-6) vs. New York Islanders (22-17-2)
January 10, 2023 7:30 pm EDT
The Line: New York Islanders -116 / Dallas Stars -106; Over/Under: +5.5
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The Dallas Stars and the New York Islanders meet in NHL action from the UBS Arena on Tuesday night.
The Dallas Stars will be looking to build on their 5-1 win over Florida in their last game. Jason Robertson has a team-high 57 points and Roope Hintz has 44 points with Hintz logging 25 assists and Robertson posting a team-high 28 goals and 29 assists while Joe Pavelski also has 12 goals and 39 points this season. Jamie Benn also has 37 points with 15 goals and 22 assists this season. Jake Oettinger’s gone 18-6-3 with a 2.34 GAA and a .922 save percentage while Scott Wedgewood is 6-5-3 with a 2.96 GAA and a .911 save percentage in goal for the Stars so far this season.
The New York Islanders will try to bounce back from back-to-back losses after a 4-1 loss to Calgary last time out. Brock Nelson has 38 points with a team-high 15 goals and 23 assists while Mathew Barzal has a team-high 41 points with a team-high 30 assists and Anders Lee has 29 points with 14 goals and 15 assists. Ilya Sorokin has gone 14-13-1 with a 2.35 GAA and a .924 save percentage while Semyon Varlamov is 8-4-1 with a 2.75 GAA and a .913 save percentage so far this season.
Dallas is 5-2 in their last 7 games overall and 4-9 in their last 13 games against a team with a winning record while the under is 5-1-1 in their last 7 games overall. New York is 10-4 in their last 14 home games and 19-40 in their last 59 games against a team with a winning record while the under is 2-0-2 in their last 4 home games.
I get the case to be made for either side in this game, but I like the Islanders at home here. The Dallas Stars aren’t going to win every game and the home team has won the last five meetings between these two teams. New York’s been playing their better hockey at home all year long and I think in this one that’s the case as well. Give me New York on the ML here.