Dallas Stars at Carolina Hurricanes - 3/24/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

Dallas Stars at Carolina Hurricanes - 3/24/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Carolina Hurricanes (42-15-6) vs Dallas Stars (35-24-3)

Game Info: Thursday, March 24, 2022 at 7:00 pm (PNC Arena)

Betting Odds: Carolina Hurricanes -185 / Dallas Stars +148 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Carolina Hurricanes host the Dallas Stars in Thursday NHL Action.

The Dallas Stars come into this road contest with an overall record of 35-24-3. Through 62 games, the Stars are 5th in the Central Division. On the season, they have found the net 184 times, good for a rank of 21st among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Dallas is the 13th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 2.95 goals per game. So far, the Stars have a strength of schedule rating of 6th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 18th ranked team in the NHL.

The Carolina Hurricanes get set to host the Dallas Stars with an overall record of 42-15-6. This mark places them 1st in the Metropolitan division. Through 63 games, the Hurricanes have scored 206 goals, giving them an average of 3.25. This output gives them a rank of 13th among NHL teams. On defense, Carolina is the 1st ranked unit, giving up 2.37 goals per contest. So far, the Hurricanes have played the 22nd toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Carolina's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 4th in the NHL.

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Through 62 games, the Dallas Stars' leading goal scorer is Jason Robertson. With his 27 assists, he is the second in overall points, coming in at 58. On the season, he is turning 19.4% of his shots into goals. In addition, the Stars have benefited from the strong play of Joe Pavelski, who is the team's overall leader in points. In Dallas's 62 games, he has come up with 24 goals on a shooting percentage of 14.2%. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of 13. Dallas's top goalie is Jake Oettinger, who is giving up an average of 2.49 goals per game. In his 35 games played, he has turned in 19 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

Through 60 games, the Carolina Hurricanes' goal and overall scoring leader is Sebastian Aho, with 62 points. He has reached his mark of 28 goals, on a shooting percentage of 16.1%. So far, 43.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Andrei Svechnikov, who has 32 assists to go along with his 23 goals. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +12.0. Carolina's top goalie is Frederik Andersen, who is giving up an average of 2.06 goals per game. In his 43 games played, he has turned in 25 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

Coming into this game, the Stars have an over-under record of 28-33-1. When playing on the road, the over is hitting less than half the time, going 12-19-1. On the season, 47.0% of Dallas's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 53.0% of the scoring coming from the Stars. Coming into this game, the Hurricanes have an over-under record of 28-35. When playing at home, the over is hitting less than half the time, going 12-20. On the season, 48.0% of Carolina's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 58% of the scoring coming from the Hurricanes. Even with a line at just 5.5 goals, look for the Hurricanes defense to keep Dallas in check, leading to this game staying below the betting line. I recommend taking the under.

 

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