Dallas Stars (7-5-0) at Washington Capitals (5-4-2)
|Date & Time||Saturday November 3, 2018, 7:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Washington Capitals -141 / Dallas Stars +125 --- Over/Under: 5.5
The Dallas Stars go on the road to oppose the Washington Capitals in an NHL tilt on Saturday.
The Dallas Stars have been at the top of their game with wins in four of five capped off by a 2-1 victory at Toronto on Thursday. The Maple Leafs lone goal came from Patrick Marleau on a third period power play while Frederik Andersen absorbed the loss with both goals given up on 19 shots.
The Stars saw Jamie Benn score in the second for a 1-0 lead while Devin Shore doubled the advantage with a third period marker. Tyler Seguin posted two assists and Anton Khudobin recorded 31 stops to get the win for Dallas.
Washington has not won back to back games this season and lost a chance to do so in Thursday’s 6-4 defeat at Montreal. Washington saw Lars Eller score twice with Alex Ovechkin lighting the lamp two times in the second. Matt Niskanen posted to assists with Braden Holtby getting the loss for the Capitals with five goals allowed on 38 shots.
The explosive Canadiens offense received a pair of goals from Jespei Kotkaniemi and Brendan Gallagher with Max Domi and Joel Armia also lighting the lamp. Tomas Tater added two helpers and Carey Price picked up the win for the Habs with four goals scoring on 31 shots.
Under is 4-0-1 in Stars last 5 vs. Eastern Conference and under is 4-0-1 in Stars last 5 road games and under is 6-1 in Stars last 7 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game. Under is 2-0-2 in Capitals last 4 home games following a road trip of 7 or more days and Capitals are 7-1 in their last 8 vs. Western Conference and over is 5-1 in Capitals last 6 home games. Over is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings and Stars are 6-1 in the last 7 meetings in Washington and over is 8-2 in the last 10 meetings in Washington.
The Capitals have been giving up goals and have yet to establish consistency so the safest bet looks like the over…