Stars vs. Hurricanes Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Carolina is favored at home tonight, as the Hurricanes are getting odds of -130 to win, while the Stars are getting a money line of +110 to win. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 5.5 goals. Tonight’s game takes place from PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Dallas is coming off a 5-0 win over the New York Islanders on Friday. The Stars have now won four of their last six. The Stars are 9-7 on the season and 6-2 at home. Dallas is averaging 2.94 goals per game this season while allowing 2.69 per game. Jeff Skinner has eight goals to lead the Hurricanes while Justin Williams has two goals and 11 assists. Scott Darling is 4-3-4 in net this year with a 2.49 GAA and a .906 save percentage.
Carolina is coming off a 4-3 OT loss to the Blackhawks at home on Saturday. The Canes have lost five of their last seven games. Carolina is now 6-5-4 overall and 4-3-1 on the road. The Hurricanes are putting up 2.67 goals per game while allowing 2.73 per contest. Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin each have eight goals and eight assists to lead the Stars this season while John Klingberg has four goals and 14 assists. Ben Bishop is 7-4 in net right now with a 2.48 GAA and a .915 save percentage.
Dallas has dominated this season, winning six straight meetings with the Hurricanes, including a 4-3 win at home on Oct. 21. Dallas has also won five of its last six trips to Carolina as well as five straight games against Metropolitan opponents. Carolina is just 1-5 in its last six at home and has lost five straight against Central opponents. The public betting is siding with Carolina, but I like Dallas to pull off the minor upset.
NHL DAILY PREDICTION: DALLAS STARS +110