Dallas Stars vs. Detroit Red Wings - 1/3/20 NHL Pick, Odds & Prediction
Detroit Red Wings at Dallas Stars
Friday, January 3, 2020 at 8:30 PM (American Airlines Center)
DAL -300, O/U 5.5
The Detroit Red Wings head to Dallas, TX on Friday for a game against the Stars in a matchup of teams from the Eastern and Western Conference. In their last game, the Red Wings defeated the San Jose Sharks by the score of 2-0. The Red Wings received goals from Filip Hronek and Tyler Bertuzzi, on their way to the win against the Sharks. Detroit goalie Jonathan Bernier received the win in net for Detroit as he made saves on all 34 of the Sharks shots on the night.
On the year the Red Wings are 10-28-3 and are in 8th place in the Atlantic Division. The Red Wings are led in points and assists by Tyler Bertuzzi who has 31 points this season to go along with 16 assists. The Red Wings are also led in goals by Bertuzzi who has scored 15 on the year with 2 coming while on the power play. Detroit goalie Jonathan Bernier is 8-11-2 with 1 shutout and a 3.05 goals against average this season. Jimmy Howard is 2-13-1 with a goals against average of 4.11 so far this year. Detroit enters Friday’s game with 3 players listed on their injury report as Andreas Athanasiou is listed as out while Jonathan Bernier, Valtteri Filppula and Mike Green are all listed as day to day.
The Dallas Stars welcome the Detroit Red Wings to town on Friday after winning their last game by the score of 4-2 against the Nashville Predators in the Winter Classic. Dallas received goals from Blake Comeau, Mattias Janmark, Alexander Radulov and Andrej Sekera in the win. Stars goalie Ben Bishop got the start in net for Dallas and recorded the win, making saves on 31 of the 33 Predators shots on the day.
With the win against Nashville, the Stars are now 23-14-4 on the season which is good enough for Dallas to be in 3rd place in the Central Division. Tyler Seguin leads Dallas in points with 32 and assists with 21 on the year. Roope Hintz leads the Stars in goals with 13 on the season including 1 on the power play. Goalie Ben Bishop is currently 14-9-3 with 1 shutout and a goals against average of 2.33. Backup goalie Anton Khudobin is 9-5-1 with a goals against average of 2.29. The Stars come into Friday’s game with a clean bill of health as they do not have any players listed on their injury report.
The Detroit Red Wings have scored an average of 2.17 goals per game this season while allowing 3.80 goals per game. The Dallas Stars have scored 2.66 goals per game on the year while allowing 2.46 goals per game. In their last 5 games, the Red Wings are 1-4 as their win against San Jose snapped a 6 game losing streak while the Stars are 3-2 and have won 3 games in a row. The Red Wings won the first meeting between these two teams this season, winning by the score of 4-3 in a game played in Detroit. The total has gone over in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games when playing on the road against Dallas. Dallas is also 4-1 in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference. I am going to go with the Stars in this one as they have been the better team all season in terms of record and in goals scored and goals against average. Dallas wins this one 4-2.