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Edmonton Oilers vs. Dallas Stars - 3/28/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Dallas Stars at Edmonton Oilers
Date & Time Thursday March 28, 2019, 9:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Rogers Place
Edmonton, Alberta
The Line
The Line: Dallas Stars -114 / Edmonton Oilers -105 -- Over/Under: 5.5
TV Channel
FSW+, RSNW
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The Dallas Stars and Edmonton Oilers meet Thursday in NHL action at the Rogers Place.

The Dallas Stars look for another victory after splitting their last 10 games. The Dallas Stars are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 18.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Tyler Seguin leads Dallas with 31 goals, Alexander Radulov has 39 assists and Jamie Benn has 179 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 82.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Ben Bishop has given up 87 goals on 1,279 shots faced and Anton Khudobin has allowed 82 goals on 1,077 shots. The Dallas Stars have allowed three or less goals in each of their last 14 games.

The Edmonton Oilers could use a win here after splitting their last 10 games. The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 21.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Leon Draisaitl leads Edmonton with 46 goals, Connor McDavid has 73 assists and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has 198 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 74.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Anthony Stolarz has given up 11 goals on 101 shots faced and Mikko Koskinen has allowed 131 goals on 1,418 shots. The Edmonton Oilers have allowed three or more goals in six of their last nine games.

The Stars are 5-0 in their last 5 road games, 4-1 in their last 5 games as a road favorite and 29-63 in their last 92 games playing on 0 days rest. The Oilers are 8-19 in their last 27 games as an underdog, 2-7 in their last 9 games as a home underdog and 1-6 in their last 7 vs. Central. The Stars are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in Edmonton and 57-25-1 in the last 83 meetings. The under is 35-13-5 in Stars last 53 overall. The over is 4-1 in Oilers last 5 overall.

The home team has won each of the last six meetings and eight of the last 10 meetings overall between the Stars and Oilers. The Edmonton Oilers also need as many points as possible to keep their slim playoff hopes alive and are catching the Stars on the end of a back to back. This feels like a good spot to take the Oilers. However, the Dallas Stars are simply playing better hockey and have a defense that's been hard to crack these past few weeks. I have to give the edge to the Stars and the cheap price.

Pick:
Dallas Stars -114

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