Stars vs. Senators Sunday Prediction
The Stars travel to Ottawa for a Sunday evening clash with the Senators at 6:00 p.m. ET. Can bettors bank on a defensive struggle between the two teams with the total sitting at 5.5?
031 Dallas Stars (-165) at 032 Ottawa Senators (+150); o/u 5.5
6:00 p.m. ET, Sunday, February 16, 2020
Canadian Tire Centre
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Public Betting Information
Our NHL Public Betting Information page shows that 68% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Stars to win on the money line.
Dallas Stars Fantasy Spin
Ben Bishop stopped 29 out of 32 shots against the Canadiens, helping the Stars to a 4-3 overtime victory on Saturday night. Bishop allowed the first three goals in the contest, but the Stars were able to tighten up their play in front of him afterwards and eventual got enough offensive contribution to force overtime. The 33-year old was solid throughout the comeback and stopped both shots that he faced in the extra frame. The win gives the Denver, CO native 20 wins this season, with an record of 20-12-4. He also has a 2.38 goals-against average, .924 save percentage and two shutouts during the 2019-20 campaign.
Ottawa Senators Fantasy Spin
Craig Anderson stopped all 14 shots that he faced in a relief appearance against the Leafs on Saturday night, which the Senators lost by a score of 4-2. Anderson replaced Marcus Hogberg with just over eight minutes remaining in the second period. He inherited a 3-0 deficit, but played outstandingly to allow the Senators to get within one goal. The Leafs potted an empty-net goal as the 38-year old was on the bench in favor of an extra attacker. It was a no-decision appearance for Anderson, but he improved his goals-against average and save percentage to 3.21 and .901, respectively.
The Stars are 4-0 in their last four games overall and are 5-1 in their last six road games.
The Senators are 33-72 in their last 105 games overall, are 2-8 in their last 10 games as a home underdog and are 13-39 in their last 52 games when facing an opponent like Dallas with a winning record.
The under has cashed in four of the last five meetings between these teams and is a perfect 4-0 in the last four meetings in Ottawa. The under is also 4-1 in the Stars’ last five games overall, is 7-3 in their last 10 road games and is 48-18-8 in their last 74 games when they’re coming off a win. On the other side, the under is 13-5 in the Senators’ last 18 games when playing the second game of a back-to-back, is 6-1 in their last seven games overall and has cashed in five of their last six games when they’re listed as an underdog.
Sunday NHL Prediction: Stars/Senators UNDER 5.5