New York Rangers at Dallas Stars - 3/10/20 NHL Picks and Prediction
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New York Rangers (36-28-4) at Dallas Stars (37-23-8)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 8:30 pm (American Airlines Center)
The Line: Dallas Stars -152 / New York Rangers +137 --- Over/Under: 5.5
The New York Rangers and Dallas Stars meet Tuesday in NHL action at the American Airlines Center.
The New York Rangers need a win after losing four of their last five games. The New York Rangers are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 23.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Mika Zibanejad leads New York with 39 goals, Artemi Panarin has 61 assists and Jacob Trouba has 165 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Rangers are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 78.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Henrik Lundqvist has given up 84 goals on 883 shots faced and Alexandar Georgiev has allowed 93 goals on 1,035 shots. The New York Rangers have allowed three or less goals in 13 of their last 17 games.
The Dallas Stars need a win here to snap a five-game losing streak. The Dallas Stars are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 21.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Denis Gurianov leads Dallas with 20 goals, Tyler Seguin has 33 assists and Alexander Radulov has 132 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 79.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Ben Bishop has given up 99 goals on 1,259 shots faced and Anton Khudobin has allowed 62 goals on 882 shots. The Dallas Stars have allowed three or more goals in 11 of their last 22 games.
The Rangers are 9-1 in their last 10 road games, 8-1 in their last 9 games as a road underdog and 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The Stars are 13-4 in their last 17 games playing on 2 days rest, 12-5 in their last 17 Tuesday games and 0-5 in their last 5 overall. The over is 6-1 in Rangers last 7 overall. The under is 5-2 in Stars last 7 overall. The Rangers are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings.
The New York Rangers went from cashing out nice prices in the underdog role to losing four of their last five games and handing over some of that money. Now is probably a good time to start fading the Rangers, especially on the road, but the Dallas Stars aren't playing great hockey right now in their own right. The Stars have lost five straight games and that defense isn't as trustworthy as we're used to seeing. The New York Rangers are also still the most profitable team in the sport, so even with these recent struggles, there's good reason to still consider throwing them on your card.