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Stars vs. Red Wings - 2/21/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Detroit Red Wings (32-14-10) at Dallas Stars (27-23-8)
Date & Time Saturday February 21, 2015, 8:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Dallas Stars +108 / Detroit Red Wings -119 --- Over/Under: 5.5
TV Channel
FSDT, FSSW
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NHL | Detroit Red Wings (32-14-10) at Dallas Stars (27-23-8)
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The Detroit Red Wings and Dallas Stars meet Saturday at the American Airlines Center.

The Detroit Red Wings look for a big win after splitting their last eight games. The Red Wings are averaging 2.9 goals per game and have scored seven goals in their last three games. The Detroit Red Wings have three power play goals in their last four games and have won 10 of their last 11 games when scoring at least three goals overall. Tomas Tatar leads Detroit with 24 goals, Gustav Nyquist has 20 assists and Henrik Zetterberg has 168 shots on goal. Defensively, the Red Wings are allowing 2.4 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in five of their last six games. Jimmy Howard has allowed 72 goals on 916 shots faced and Petr Mrazek has given up 47 goals on 518 shots.

The Dallas Stars could also use a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Stars are averaging 3.1 goals per game and have scored seven goals in their last three games. The Dallas Stars have two power play goals in their last five games and have won seven of their last eight games when scoring at least three goals overall. Tyler Seguin leads Dallas with 29 goals, Jamie Benn has 34 assists and Trevor Daley has 104 shots on goal. Defensively, the Stars are allowing 3.2 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in five straight games. Kari Lehtonen has allowed 133 goals on 1,452 shots faced and Jhonas Enroth has given up four goals on 39 shots.

The Red Wings are 2-7 in their last 9 games playing on 2 days rest and 13-3 in their last 16 vs. Western Conference. The Stars are 1-4 in their last 5 home games and 4-1 in their last 5 vs. a team with a winning record. The Red Wings are 5-0 in the last 5 meetings in Dallas and 8-2 in the last 10 meetings overall.

You see what the Red Wings have been doing to the Stars the past couple of years? It's really not even a contest. I'll take the Red Wings on the road for the solid price. 

Pick:
Detroit Red Wings -119

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