Dallas Stars vs. Arizona Coyotes - 2/19/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Arizona Coyotes (30-24-8) at Dallas Stars (34-19-6)
NHL Hockey: Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 8:30 pm (American Airlines Center)
The Line: Dallas Stars -161 / Arizona Coyotes +145 --- Over/Under: 5
The Arizona Coyotes and Dallas Stars meet Wednesday in NHL action at the American Airlines Center.
The Arizona Coyotes need a win after splitting their last eight games. The Arizona Coyotes are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 19.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Conor Garland leads Arizona with 20 goals, Nick Schmaltz has 32 assists and Oliver Ekman-Larsson has 118 shots on goal. Defensively, the Arizona Coyotes are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 83.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Darcy Kuemper has given up 55 goals on 772 shots faced and Antti Raanta has allowed 74 goals on 911 shots. The Arizona Coyotes have allowed three or more goals in 11 of their last 15 games.
The Dallas Stars look for a win after winning seven of their last 11 games. The Dallas Stars are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 20.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Jamie Benn leads Dallas with 18 goals, Tyler Seguin has 32 assists and Alexander Radulov has 114 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 81.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Ben Bishop has given up 88 goals on 1,154 shots faced and Anton Khudobin has allowed 52 goals on 711 shots. The Dallas Stars have allowed three or more goals in eight of their last 13 games.
The Coyotes are 2-5 in their last 7 Wednesday games, 1-4 in their last 5 games following a win and 1-8 in their last 9 road games. The Stars are 5-1 in their last 6 games playing on 2 days rest, 15-7 in their last 22 home games and 4-1 in their last 5 overall. The under is 5-0 in Coyotes last 5 overall. The under is 6-1 in Stars last 7 vs. Western Conference. The Coyotes are 3-14 in the last 17 meetings in Dallas and 6-18 in the last 24 meetings. The home team is 20-7 in the last 27 meetings.
The Arizona Coyotes have fallen apart over the last month and aren't a team I'm trying to get behind on the road or in the underdog role. The Dallas Stars are back on one of their hot streaks and should like their chances here given that they've won nine of the last 10 meetings against the Coyotes. These teams seem to be heading in opposite directions and the Coyotes are starting to show their true colors of not being quite there yet. I'll take the Stars and the somewhat reasonable price, as you can argue they should be priced much steeper.