Dallas Stars vs. Montreal Canadiens - 11/2/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Montreal Canadiens (7-4-2) at Dallas Stars (6-8-1)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 7:00 pm (American Airlines Center)
The Line: Dallas Stars -121 / Montreal Canadiens +110 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Montreal Canadiens and Dallas Stars meet Saturday in NHL action at the American Airlines Center.
The Montreal Canadiens look to stay hot after winning five of their last seven games. The Montreal Canadiens are averaging 3.7 goals per game and are scoring on 25 percent of their power play opportunities. Jonathan Drouin leads Montreal with seven goals, Max Domi has eight assists and Brendan Gallagher has 50 shots on goal. Defensively, the Montreal Canadiens are allowing three goals per game and are killing 71.1 percent of their opponents power plays. Carey Price has given up 26 goals on 302 shots faced and Keith Kinkaid has allowed 13 goals on 107 shots. The Montreal Canadiens have allowed three or more goals in nine of their first 13 games.
The Dallas Stars look to stay hot after winning five of their last six games. The Dallas Stars are averaging 1.9 goals per game and are scoring on 8.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Roope Hintz leads Dallas with seven goals, Tyler Seguin has six assists and Alexander Radulov has 37 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 82.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Ben Bishop has given up 23 goals on 273 shots faced and Anton Khudobin has allowed 12 goals on 121 shots. The Dallas Stars have allowed three or less goals in each of their last six games.
The Canadiens are 4-0 in their last 4 games as an underdog, 4-0 in their last 4 vs. Western Conference and 14-2 in their last 16 Saturday games. The Stars are 5-2 in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest, 3-7 in their last 10 games as a favorite and 2-5 in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference. The over is 4-0 in Canadiens last 4 games playing on 1 days rest. The under is 4-1 in Stars last 5 games playing on 0 days rest. The home team is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings. The Canadiens are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings. The under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Montreal Canadiens have won five of the last seven meetings against the Stars and enter this game with a rest advantage. However, the Dallas Stars are finally getting back on track defensively and the wins are starting to pile up. While the offense is still a concern, you have to like what you've seen from these Stars over the last week and I'm not sure they're a team you should be stepping in front of at the moment. I'll lay the cheap price with the home team.