|NHL Islanders vs. Stars Picks & Predictions for January 12, 2014|
|Written by Anthony Rome|
|Sunday, 12 January 2014 15:15|
Islanders vs. Stars Free Pick
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Stars are -131 money line favorites over the Islanders, who are +121 on the ML. New York enters play with a 17-22-7 record overall and is 10-13-0 on the road this year, while Dallas is 20-17-7 overall and 9-6-5 at home.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Stars opened as -143 money line favorites but their odds have dropped to -131 at most sports books, while the Islanders' odds have gone from +132 down to +121. The total for this game is sitting at 5.5 goals after opening at that same number.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers that have currently been placed on this game, 63% of bettors favor the Stars. This information is subject to change, however, so click on the link provided for the most updated public betting stats.
NHL FREE PICK: Take Dallas. According to latest NHL trends, the Islanders are just 2-5 in their last seven games versus the Stars and 2-9 in their last 11 after allowing two goals or less in their previous contest. They're also 4-10 in their last 14 games after scoring two goals or less in their previous contest, 8-21 in their last 29 Sunday games, and 6-18 in their last 24 games versus a team with a losing record. On the other side, the Stars are 0-5 in their last five games overall but they're long overdue for a win. Despite their losing streak, their odds still offer some value against a inconsistent Islanders squad.
SUNDAY NHL FREE PICK: DALLAS STARS -131