Stars vs. Islanders NHL Free Pick

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UNIONDALE, NY (The Spread) – Can 24-year-old Richard Bachman make the most of his second career start tonight when the Stars take on the Islanders at 7:00PM ET?

ODDS: Oddsmakers have installed the Islanders as –106 money line favorites over the Stars, while the over/under total for this game is currently sitting at 5.5 goals. Dallas is 17-11-1 overall this year and 8-7-0 on the road, while New York is 9-13-6 overall and 6-7-3 at home.

LINE MOVEMENT: The Islanders opened as a –120 money line favorite but their odds have dropped since then. Depending on what sports book you view, New York is now anywhere between –106 and –115. Dallas opened as a +100 money line underdog but now its between –102 and –110 depending on the book. The over/under total hasn’t moved since opening at 5.5.

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PUBLIC BETTING: Of the 500-plus wagers placed on tonight’s game, 79% of NHL public bettors currently favor the Stars. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most up-to-date public betting numbers.

NHL FREE PICK: Take Dallas. Bachman stopped all 34 shots he faced on Tuesday versus the Rangers to earn his first career NHL shutout. With him between the pipes again tonight, look for the Stars to have continued success against the Islanders. According to latest NHL trends, Dallas is 4-1 in its last five games versus New York and 7-3 in its last 10 road games against the Islanders. The road team is also 5-1 in the last six meetings between these two squads while the Islanders are just 1-5 in their last six games versus the Western Conference.

THURSDAY NHL FREE PICK: DALLAS STARS –102

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