Dallas Stars at Carolina Hurricanes - 4/3/21 NHL Picks and Prediction

Dallas Stars at Carolina Hurricanes - 4/3/21 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Carolina Hurricanes (24-8-3) vs Dallas Stars (12-12-10)

Game Info: Saturday, April 3, 2021 at 7:00 pm (PNC Arena)

Betting Odds: Carolina Hurricanes -150 / Dallas Stars +125 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Dallas Stars and the Carolina Hurricanes meet in NHL action from the PNC Arena on Saturday night.

The Dallas Stars will look to build on a 4-1 win over the Nashville Predators last time out. Joe Pavelski leads the Stars in scoring with 34 points including team-highs of 15 goals and 19 assists while John Klingberg has 24 pointx with 18 assists. Roope Hintz also has 24 points with 11 goals and 13 assists while Jason Robertson has 23 points with 8 goals and 15 assists. Miro Heiskanen, Denis Gurianov and Jamie Benn each have double-digit assist totals this season. As a team, Dallas is averaging 2.7 goals on 29.8 shots with a 24.1% success rate on the PP while allowing 2.6 goals on 26.8 shots with a 76% success rate on the PK this season.

The Carolina Hurricanes will be out to build on a 4-3 overtime win over the Chicago Blackhawks last time out. Sebastian Aho leads the Hurricanes in scoring with 33 points including a team-high 15 goals along with 18 assists while Dougie Hamilton has 29 points with a team-high 26 assists and 111 shots on goal. Martin Necas has 28 points with 19 assists while Vincent Trocheck has 27 points with 14 goals and 13 assists. Jordan Staal and Andrei Svechnikov each have 26 points with 10 goals and 16 assists apiece while Nico Niederreiter has 23 points with 14 goals this year. As a team, Carolina is averaging 3.2 goals on 31.8 shots with a 29.6% success rate on the PP while allowing 2.5 goals on 28.3 shots with an 82.9% success rate on the PK this season.

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Dallas is 7-20 in their last 27 games overall and 2-10 in their last 12 games as an underdog while the over is 5-0 in their last 5 games following a win. Carolina is 4-1 in their last 5 games overall and 11-4 in their last 15 home games while the under is 3-0-2 in their last 5 games as a home favorite. The under is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings between these two teams in Carolina.

It’s hard to split sides here because this is a steep price for the Hurricanes but they’re the team playing better hockey by a mile. One thing I can say for sure is that I can see a lower-scoring game being played out here as the defense has been pretty good on both sides and it’s been the norm when these two play in Carolina. I’ll side with the under here.

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