Dallas Stars (13-13-5) at Edmonton Oilers (7-20-6)
|Date & Time||Sunday December 21, 2014, 6:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Edmonton Oilers +127 / Dallas Stars -140 --- Over/Under: 5.5
The Dallas Stars and Edmonton Oilers play Sunday afternoon at the Rexall Place.
The Dallas Stars have won four of their last five games and end a three-game road trip. The Stars are averaging 2.8 goals per game and have scored eight goals in their last three games. The Dallas Stars have four power play goals in their last six games and have won five of their last seven games when scoring at least three goals overall. Tyler Seguin leads Dallas with 23 goals, Jamie Benn has 19 assists and Jason Spezza has 65 shots on goal. Defensively, the Stars are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are 8-8 on power play kills in their last two games. Kari Lehtonen has allowed 73 goals on 786 shots faced and Anders Lindback has given up 20 goals on 144 shots. The Dallas Stars have split their last four road games, which includes winning their last two.
The Edmonton Oilers have lost their last six and remain the worst team in the Pacific. The Oilers are averaging 2.1 goals per game and have scored four goals in their last three games. The Edmonton Oilers have one power play goal in their last six games and have won six of their last 10 games when scoring at least three goals overall. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins leads Edmonton with nine goals, Jordan Eberle has 13 assists and Taylor Hall has 80 shots on goal. Defensively, the Oilers are allowing 3.3 goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in four of their last six games. Ben Scrivens has allowed 69 goals on 646 shots faced and Viktor Fasth has given up 35 goals on 320 shots.
The Stars are 7-0 in their last 7 vs. Pacific and 4-9 in their last 13 vs. a team with a losing record. The Oilers are 1-10 in their last 11 home games and 17-36 in their last 53 vs. Central. The Stars are 28-11-2 in the last 41 meetings in Edmonton and 61-19-3 in the last 83 meetings overall.
The Oilers have been a fade all season long and that doesn't change against a Dallas team that has owned them every season and is on a bit of a hot streak. Dallas and the reasonable chalk has to be the play here.