Detroit Red Wings at Dallas Stars - 4/20/21 NHL Picks and Prediction
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Dallas Stars (17-14-12) vs Detroit Red Wings (16-24-6)
Game Info: Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 8:30 pm (American Airlines Center)
Betting Odds: Dallas Stars -208 / Detroit Red Wings +175 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Detroit Red Wings and the Dallas Stars meet in NHL action from the American Airlines Center on Tuesday night.
The Detroit Red Wings will look to bounce back from a 3-2 shootout loss to the Stars on Monday. Jakub Vrana leads the Red Wings in scoring with 26 points including a team-high 12 goals and 14 assists while Dylan Larkin and Filip Hornek each have 22 points with Larkin posting 8 goals and 14 assists with a team-high 130 shots on goal. Adam Erne and Robby Fabbri each have 18 points with double-digit goal tallies as well this season. As a team, Detroit is averaging 2.2 goals on 27.5 shots with an 11.3% success rate on the power play while allowing 3.1 goals on 31.1 shots with a 76.7% success rate on the penalty kill this season.
The Dallas Stars will look to build on their victory over the Red Wings in their last matchup. Joe Pavelski leads the Stars in scoring with 41 points including a team-high 18 goals and 23 assists while Roope Hintz has 37 points with 23 assists and Jason Robertson has 13 goals with 20 assists for his 33 points. John Klingberg also has a team-high 24 assists for the Stars this season. As a team, Dallas is averaging 2.8 goals on 29.5 shots with a 24.2% success rate on the power play while allowing 2.4 goals on 27 shots with a 78.9% success rate on the PK.
Detroit is 8-22 in their last 30 games played on no rest and 9-46 in their last 55 road games while the under is 12-4-3 in their last 19 games overall. Dallas is 8-21 in their last 29 games overall and 0-4 in their last 4 games as a home favorite while the over is 3-0-3 in their last 6 games as a favorite. The home team is 8-1 in the last 9 meetings between these two teams.
I get the case that could be made for any play here as this is a steep price on the money line but Dallas is the better team. I think the safer play here is the under, I think at worst, we get another push like we got on Monday if the line drops to 5. There’s just not a lot of goal-scoring going on here and don’t expect there to be much Tuesday.