Stars vs. Penguins Pick

NHL Predictions: Can Stars earn upset at Penguins? 3/11/18

Are the visiting Dallas Stars a good upset bet tonight when they play at the Pittsburgh Penguins? Game time is slated for 7:30PM ET.

5 Dallas Stars at 6 Pittsburgh Penguins, 7:30PM ET

CURRENT ODDS

According to oddsmakers at YouWager, the Penguins are a -155 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Stars are a +135 underdog, while the total sits at 6 goals.

Bet NHL Action For Sunday, March 11, 2018

LINE MOVEMENT

Pittsburgh opened as a -180 favorite before the line dropped, while the total opened at 5.5 before bumping up to 6 goals. Currently, the Penguins range from a -148 to a -160 favorite depending on the sportsbook. Dallas is anywhere from a +130 to a +140 underdog. The title sits at 6 goals everywhere.

PUBLIC BETTING

As of Sunday morning, 73 percent of public bets have sided with Pittsburgh. Online wager info also shows that 63 percent of bets are coming in on the over.

INJURY TO WATCH

Stars center Mattias Janmark (illness), defenseman Marc Methot (lower body) and goaltender Ben Bishop (knee) are all questionable to play today. Center Martin Hanzal is out for the season with a back injury. For Pittsburgh, center Dominik Simon (lower body) is questionable. Center Zach Aston-Reese (upper body), goalie Matt Murray (brain injury) and right winger Bryan Rust (brain injury) are all out indefinitely.

BETTING STRATEGY

Dallas has won five of the last six meetings, although four of those games were on its home ice including a 4-3 shootout victory last month. The benefit the Stars have here is an extra day of rest as they won 2-1 at home Friday night versus the Ducks, while the Penguins played Saturday night and lost 5-2 at the Maple Leafs. The Penguins have not been perfect lately as in its three-game winning streak prior to the loss at Toronto, two of the games went to overtime. Overall, the Penguins are only 3-4 in their last seven games. Adding in that Dallas has had good history against Pittsburgh and this looks like a good game to take a shot on the underdogs.

 

NHL DAILY PREDICTION: DALLAS STARS +135

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