New Jersey Devils vs. Dallas Stars - 2/1/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Dallas Stars (28-18-4) at New Jersey Devils (18-24-8)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Prudential Center)
The Line: New Jersey Devils +131 / Dallas Stars -145 --- Over/Under: 5.5
The Dallas Stars and New Jersey Devils meet Saturday in NHL action at the Prudential Center.
The Dallas Stars need a win after losing four of their last six games. The Dallas Stars are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 18.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Roope Hintz leads Dallas with 15 goals, Tyler Seguin has 26 assists and Alexander Radulov has 106 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 83 percent of their opponents power plays. Ben Bishop has given up 74 goals on 988 shots faced and Anton Khudobin has allowed 42 goals on 579 shots. The Dallas Stars have allowed four or more goals in three of their last four games.
The New Jersey Devils need a win after losing four of their last five games. The New Jersey Devils are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 14.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Blake Coleman leads New Jersey with 19 goals, Nikita Gusev has 22 assists and P.K. Subban has 126 shots on goal. Defensively, the New Jersey Devils are allowing 3.5 goals per game and are killing 79.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Louis Domingue has given up 27 goals on 230 shots faced and Mackenzie Blackwood has allowed 104 goals on 1,079 shots. The New Jersey Devils have allowed three or more goals in five straight games.
The Stars are 10-2 in their last 12 games playing on 2 days rest, 6-2 in their last 8 Saturday games and 2-8 in their last 10 games as a road favorite. The Devils are 29-59 in their last 88 games as an underdog, 26-57 in their last 83 games as a home underdog and 3-9 in their last 12 home games. The under is 6-2-1 in Stars last 9 overall. The over is 4-1 in Devils last 5 overall. The Stars are 3-10 in the last 13 meetings in New Jersey. The home team is 19-7 in the last 26 meetings. The favorite is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings. The under is 4-1-1 in the last 6 meetings in New Jersey.
The home team has won eight of the last 10 meetings between the Stars and Devils, so there's some value to the plus money in this spot. The Dallas Stars have also been shaky defensively over the last week and a half, and they're not an attractive option when they can't keep the puck out of the net. The New Jersey Devils have their obvious issues they're dealing with, but we're still getting plus money with the home team in a battle between two cold teams over the last week. I'll take it.