Arizona Coyotes at Dallas Stars
|Date & Time||Monday February 4, 2019, 8:30 PM (EST)|
American Airlines Center
The Line: Arizona Coyotes +155 / Dallas Stars -185 -- Over/Under: 5.5
The Arizona Coyotes and Dallas Stars meet Monday in NHL action at the American Airlines Center.
The Arizona Coyotes could use a win here after splitting their last eight games. The Arizona Coyotes are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 17.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Brad Richardson leads Arizona with 11 goals, Clayton Keller has 24 assists and Oliver Ekman-Larsson has 110 shots on goal. Defensively, the Arizona Coyotes are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 87.1 percent of their opponents power plays. Darcy Kuemper has given up 71 goals on 829 shots faced and Antti Raanta has allowed 33 goals on 351 shots. The Arizona Coyotes have allowed three or less goals in each of their last six games.
The Dallas Stars look for another victory to build on their four-game winning streak. The Dallas Stars are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 20 percent of their power play opportunities. Tyler Seguin leads Dallas with 21 goals, Alexander Radulov has 28 assists and Jamie Benn has 124 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 83.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Ben Bishop has given up 72 goals on 954 shots faced and Anton Khudobin has allowed 46 goals on 620 shots. The Dallas Stars have allowed a combined four goals in their last four games.
The Coyotes are 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest, 41-86 in their last 127 road games and 30-77 in their last 107 vs. Central. The Stars are 1-6 in their last 7 Monday games, 1-4 in their last 5 vs. Pacific and 4-0 in their last 4 overall. The Coyotes are 3-13 in the last 16 meetings in Dallas and 5-16 in the last 21 meetings. The under is 31-15-6 in Stars last 52 overall. The under is 4-0-1 in Coyotes last 5 overall.
The Dallas Stars have won each of the last eight meetings against the Arizona Coyotes, which means they haven't lost to them since March of 2016. In the last two meetings, the Stars have outscored the Coyotes 7-1. It just so happens that the coyote remain fade material on the road and the Stars are playing some of their best hockey of the season right now with a defense that gives up nothing easy. This is a fairly reasonable price given the way the Stars are playing right now. I'll back the Dallas Stars to win their fifth straight game.