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New York Islanders vs Dallas Stars prediction 1-21-24 Picks

Dallas Stars (26-13-5) vs. New York Islanders (19-15-11)
January 21, 2024 7:30 pm EDT
The Line: New York Islanders +118 / Dallas Stars -145; Over/Under: 6
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The Dallas Stars and New York Islanders face off on Sunday in an NHL showdown at UBS Arena. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free Stars vs Islanders prediction.

Stars on Tired Legs?

The Stars have a tough game on Saturday against the New Jersey Devils and then have to travel down the road just a bit to take on the Islanders. On Thursday the Stars faced off against the Philadelphia Flyers and it was an ugly game. The Stars scored only a goal while the defense gave up five goals. The Stars on the season is averaging 3.61 goals while their defense is giving up 3.05 goals per game. The offense is ranked 15th while the defense is ranked 3rd. Jason Robertson has scored 15 goals and added 30 assists so far this season.

Dallas Stars Team Facts

  • The Stars have won nine of their last 10 games against Metropolitan Division opponents.
  • The Stars have failed to cover the puck line in 21 of their last 27 games as favorites on the second leg of a back-to-back.
  • The Stars have won the third period in each of their last five games against opponents on a losing streak.
  • The ‘Over 2.5 Goals Period 3′ market has hit in each of the Stars’ last 12 games.

How Can the Islanders Bounce Back?

The Islanders faced off against the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday night and it was a bad loss. The Islanders offense scored three goals, but the defense gave up four goals, including a goal in overtime and that led to the loss. The Islanders are averaging 2.93 goals while their defense is giving up 3.36 goals per game. The Islanders in this game are going to need the offense to get out to a fast start. If they fall behind him it could be a very long game. Mathew Barzal has scored 12 goals and added 34 assists. 

New York Islanders Team Facts

  • The Islanders have won four of their last five games as home underdogs.
  • The Islanders have covered the puck line in each of their last six games as home underdogs.
  • The ‘Over 1.5 Goals Period 2′ market has hit in each of the Islanders’ last 16 games as underdogs.
  • The Islanders have lost the third period in each of their last four games as home underdogs after coming off overtime.

Stars vs Islanders Betting Prediction

The Islanders are going to get the job done here. The Islanders are facing off against a Stars team that has tired legs and it’s going to hurt them here. The Stars are going to score only a goal or two and that will be the difference here. This Islanders are going to jump out to an early lead and they are going to get the job done with ease here. Back the Islanders on the money line to cash here. 

Shane Mickle's Free Pick: Islanders ML

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Sports is about all Shane knows in this life! He has a passion for sports and writing, which makes working for Sportschatplace a perfect job for him! If you find him cheering for a team it's usually a Minnesota team, or the Kansas Jayhawks!

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