Philadelphia Flyers (38-25-13) at Dallas Stars (38-30-8)
|Date & Time||Tuesday March 27, 2018, 8:30 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Dallas Stars -130 / Philadelphia Flyers +118 --- Over/Under: 5.5
The Philadelphia Flyers and Dallas Stars meet Tuesday in NHL action at the American Airlines Center.
The Philadelphia Flyers look for a spark of consistency here after splitting their last eight games. The Philadelphia Flyers are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 20.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Sean Couturier leads Philadelphia with 31 goals, Jakub Voracek has 65 assists and Claude Giroux has 175 shots on goal. Defensively, the Philadelphia Flyers are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 75.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Brian Elliott has given up 109 goals on 1,189 shots faced and Michal Neuvirth has allowed 44 goals on 519 shots. The Philadelphia Flyers have allowed three or more goals in 10 of their last 12 games.
The Dallas Stars could also use a victory here in order to snap an eight-game losing streak. The Dallas Stars are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 19.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Tyler Seguin leads Dallas with 39 goals, John Klingberg has 54 assists and Jamie Benn has 227 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 81.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Ben Bishop has given up 120 goals on 1,437 shots faced and Kari Lehtonen has allowed 72 goals on 808 shots. The Dallas Stars have allowed three or more goals in each of their last eight games.
The Flyers are 8-2 in their last 10 vs. Western Conference, 1-5 in their last 6 road games and 4-9 in their last 13 overall. The Stars are 1-4 in their last 5 Tuesday games, 0-8 in their last 8 vs. Eastern Conference and 1-10 in their last 11 overall. The home team is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings and the under is 19-7-1 in the last 27 meetings.
We're getting plus money to fade a team that can't get stops defensively and has lost eight straight games. The Dallas Stars are still somehow in the playoff race, but just because they have something to play for doesn't make me want to take them regardless of where this game is played. The Philadelphia Flyers are currently a playoff team, are playing better hockey overall and getting the price here. In terms of value, the Flyers are the play here.