Dallas Stars at Philadelphia Flyers
|Date & Time||Thursday January 10, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)|
Wells Fargo Center
Philadelphia Flyers -104 / Dallas Stars -119
The Dallas Stars and the Philadelphia Flyers meet in NHL action from the Wells Fargo Center on Thursday night
The Dallas Stars will look to build some momentum after a 3-1 win over St. Louis in their last outing. Tyler Seguin opened the scoring for the Stars just after the midway point of the opening period, carrying a 1-0 lead into the 1st intermission. John Klingberg doubled the advantage 1:23 into the 2nd period and Seguin added another goal for a 3-0 lead. St. Louis pulled a goal back just :23 later but that’s all the scoring that the Blues would do despite outshooting the Stars 12-2 in the final 20 minutes. Ben Bishop got the win to improve to 15-10-2 after stopping 26 of 27 shots faced in the winning effort.
The Philadelphia Flyers will look to pick up a win to snap an 8-game winning streak after falling to Washington by a final score of 5-3 in their last outing. Washington opened the scoring before Jakub Voracek tied the game just before the midway point of the opening period. The Capitals jumped out to a 4-1 lead after 40 minutes of play and it stayed that way for most of the 3rd period before Wayne Simmonds and Claude Giroux scored 3:20 apart to make it 4-3 with :07 to go. However, Washington would shut down any hope of a comeback with an empty net goal just :04 later to seal the deal. Mike McKenna took the loss, falling to 1-5-1 after giving up 4 goals on 24 shots in the losing effort.
Dallas is 5-2 in their last 7 games overall and 11-23 in their last 34 road games while the under is 12-5-2 in their last 19 games against the Eastern Conference. Philadelphia is 0-4 in their last 4 home games and 6-20 in their last 26 games overall while the under is 6-0 in their last 6 games against the Western Conference. Dallas is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings between these two teams but just 2-6 in the last 8 meetings between these two teams in Philadelphia.
Dallas as a road favorite is hard to stomach most nights, but this is one of those few times where it isn’t actually that bad. The Flyers have been god awful over the last couple of weeks, and even a coaching change couldn’t help matters. Philadelphia looks lost, and while it’s bound to end eventually and could happen against a Dallas team that they’ve had the number of at home over the last couple of years, I just don’t see it happening so while the spot is less than ideal, laying the juice with Dallas is the only play here in my opinion.