New York Islanders vs. Dallas Stars - 2/4/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

New York Islanders vs. Dallas Stars - 2/4/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Stars (29-18-4) at New York Islanders (29-15-6)

NHL Hockey: Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Barclays Center)

The Line: New York Islanders -120 / Dallas Stars +109 --- Over/Under: 5

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The Dallas Stars and New York Islanders meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Barclays Center.

The Dallas Stars look for a win after splitting their last eight 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 107 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 76 goals on 1,019 shots faced and Anton Khudobin has allowed 42 goals on 579 shots. The Dallas Stars have allowed three or more goals in four of their last eight games.

The New York Islanders need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The New York Islanders are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 19.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Brock Nelson leads New York with 21 goals, Mathew Barzal has 26 assists and Anthony Beauvillier has 97 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Islanders are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 79.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Semyon Varlamov has given up 74 goals on 871 shots faced and Thomas Greiss has allowed 55 goals on 704 shots. The New York Islanders have allowed three or more goals in six of their last nine games.

The Stars are 5-1 in their last 6 games as an underdog, 4-1 in their last 5 games as a road underdog and 6-2 in their last 8 games playing on 0 days rest. The Islanders are 6-1 in their last 7 games playing on 2 days rest, 2-8 in their last 10 home games and 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The under is 5-1 in Stars last 6 road games. The over is 3-1-1 in Islanders last 5 home games. The Stars are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in New York.

The Dallas Stars have won four of the last five meetings against the Islanders and haven't had much issues winning on the end of a back to back. The New York Islanders have fallen off a cliff the last couple of weeks and went from being the most profitable team in hockey by far to having six teams surpass them in money earned. The Dallas Stars and the plus money is probably the better bet in terms of value, but I refuse to believe the Islanders are going to stay in this funk and become an afterthought. Things have to turn around eventually. I'll take the cheap price at home.

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Randy’s Pick New York Islanders -120

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