Arizona Coyotes vs. Dallas Stars - 12/29/19 NHL Pick, Odds & Prediction
Dallas Stars at Arizona Coyotes
Sunday, December 29, 2019 at 8:00 PM (Gila River Arena)
Arizona Coyotes -1.5 (+200)
The Dallas Stars go to Glendale, Arizona to take on the Arizona Coyotes on Sunday at the Gila River Arena. The Stars are on a back to back, playing Saturday before takin on Arizona on Sunday. The Dallas Stars are on a two-game losing streak, being crushed in both games, which will be concerning for the Stars. The Stars lost to the New Jersey Devils 5-1, after coming off a massive loss to the Florida Panthers 7-3.
The Dallas Stars are 20-14-4 on the season and are fourth in the Central Division. The Stars are led offensively by their star Center, Tyler Seguin, who has 30 points on the season so far. The Stars struggle on the offensive end but have done well defensively.
The Arizona Coyotes are coming off of a loss to the Nashville Predators. The Coyotes play take on the Las Vegas Golden Knights on Saturday before taking on the Dallas Stars on Sunday.
Arizona is 21-14-4 on the season, and actually have an excellent record on the road, being 13-5-3. Much of their success has to do with their goalkeeper Darcy Kuemper, who had the best goals allowed average in all of the NHL before the game against Minnesota. However, Kuemper will be out with an injury at the moment, and now the Coyotes will have to improve their defense to make sure they do not start leaking goals. Since Kuemper has been out, Arizona has been inconsistent.
Dallas is 20-18 ATS this season
Stars are 9-3 in their last 12 vs. a team with a winning record.
Arizona is 24-15 ATS this season
Coyotes are 66-136 in their last 202 vs. a team with a winning record.
The Dallas Stars are 9-1 in the last ten meetings against the Arizona Coyotes, as they seem to have their number. Both teams are very similar in records, and I think this game will be close, but I like the Dallas Stars in this one just off of the injury to Arizona’s goaltender that causes uncertainty for the entire team. If the Arizona Coyotes can tighten up their defense enough to limit the Dallas Stars to under three goals, I think the Coyotes will win. Final Score Prediction, Arizona Coyotes win 4-2.