Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Dallas Stars - 2/13/20 NHL Pick, Odds & Prediction

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Dallas Stars at Toronto Maple Leafs

Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 7:00 PM (Scotiabank Arena)

Toronto Maple Leafs -133

TV: FSSW, RSNO

The Dallas Stars and Toronto Maple Leafs meet Thursday in NHL action at the Scotiabank Arena.

The Dallas Stars look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Dallas Stars are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 20.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Jamie Bean leads Dallas with 18 goals, Tyler Seguin has 30 assists and Alexander Radulov has 114 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 81.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Ben Bishop has given up 83 goals on 1,091 shots faced and Anton Khudobin has allowed 48 goals on 665 shots. The Dallas Stars have allowed three or more goals in six of their last 10 games.

The Toronto Maple Leafs need a win after splitting their last six games. The Toronto Maple Leafs are averaging 3.6 goals per game and are scoring on 25.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Auston Matthews leads Toronto with 40 goals, Mitch Marner has 43 assists and Morgan Rielly has 122 shots on goal. Defensively, the Toronto Maple Leafs are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 77.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Frederik Andersen has given up 115 goals on 1,281 shots faced and Michael Hutchinson has allowed 48 goals on 421 shots. The Toronto Maple Leafs have allowed three or more goals in five of their last nine games.

The Stars are 4-1 in their last 5 games as an underdog, 7-3 in their last 10 road games and 6-1 in their last 7 Thursday games. The Maple Leafs are 5-2 in their last 7 vs. Central and 4-0 in their last 4 vs. Western Conference. The under is 10-4-1 in Stars last 15 overall. The over is 10-4 in Maple Leafs last 14 overall. The Stars are 1-6 in the last 7 meetings in Toronto and 1-5 in the last 6 meetings. The underdog is 8-2 in the last 10 meetings.

The Toronto Maple Leafs just beat the Dallas Stars on the road about two weeks ago, scoring five goals, and they've won five of the last six meetings against them overall. The Dallas Stars have had success on the road, but they have been a bit wishy washy defensively at times these last couple of weeks. The Toronto Maple Leafs need to take advantage of home ice if they're going to improve their playoff hopes. I'll lay the reasonable price with the home team.

Randy’s Pick Toronto Maple Leafs -133

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.