Ottawa Senators vs. Dallas Stars - 2/16/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Dallas Stars (34-19-5) at Ottawa Senators (19-28-11)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 6:00 pm (Canadian Tire Centre)
The Line: Ottawa Senators +158 / Dallas Stars -175 --- Over/Under: 5.5
The Dallas Stars and Ottawa Senators meet Sunday in NHL action at the Canadian Tire Centre.
The Dallas Stars look for another win to build on their four-game winning streak. The Dallas Stars are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 20.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Jamie Bean leads Dallas with 18 goals, Tyler Seguin has 30 assists and Alexander Radulov has 114 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 81.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Ben Bishop has given up 85 goals on 1,122 shots faced and Anton Khudobin has allowed 48 goals on 665 shots. The Dallas Stars have allowed three or more goals in seven of their last 12 games.
The Ottawa Senators need a win after losing 10 of their last 13 games. The Ottawa Senators are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 14.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Anthony Duclair leads Ottawa with 21 goals, Thomas Chabot has 26 assists and Brady Tkachuk has 212 shots on goal. Defensively, the Ottawa Senators are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 78.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Craig Anderson has given up 73 goals on 722 shots faced and Anders Nilsson has allowed 58 goals on 628 shots. The Ottawa Senators have allowed three or more goals in eight of their last 12 games.
The Stars are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference, 4-1 in their last 5 road games and 7-3 in their last 10 games playing on 0 days rest. The Senators are 16-36 in their last 52 games as an underdog, 15-37 in their last 52 games playing on 0 days rest and 2-10 in their last 12 home games. The under is 7-3 in Stars last 10 road games. The under is 5-1 in Senators last 6 overall. The Stars are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings. The home team is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
The Dallas Stars are on a nice little hot streak and should like their chances against a Senators team that can't do much of anything right. Usually I'll give the edge to the home team with both clubs on the end of a back to back, but the Senators have won just eight games since November 25, so there's not much value to getting behind them this season. The Dallas Stars have also had little trouble winning on the end of back to backs. I'll lay the juice here with the Stars.