Devils vs Stars Prediction NHL Picks 3/14/24

Dallas Stars (40-18-9) vs New Jersey Devils (31-30-4)

Game Info: Thursday, March 14, 2024 at 8:00 pm (American Airlines Center)

Betting Odds: Dallas Stars -185 / New Jersey Devils +146 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article, we will formulate a Devils vs Stars betting prediction for this NHL showdown on Thursday, March 14th at the American Airlines Center. We will take a look at: 

- The New Jersey Devils  recent form and recent player performance

- The Dallas Stars recent form and recent player performance

- A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for today’s game between Devils vs Stars. 

Can the Stars Bounce Back?

The Stars faced off against the Florida Panthers in the last game and the defense din't look great. The Stars scored three goals, while the defense gave up four goals and that led to the defeat. Joe Pavelski did have a goal and added another assist. The Stars are averaging 3.61 goals while their defense is giving up 3.0 goals per game. The offense is ranked 2nd in the league while the defense is ranked 14th. Jason Robertson has put up 23 goals and added 44 assists. 

Devils Have Lost Two Games 

The Devils are really struggling heading into this game and they have lost two games in a row. In the last game against the New York Rangers, the Devils scored one goal, but the defense gave up three goals. The Stars are averaging 3.26 goals while their defense is giving up 3.47 goals per game. The offense is ranked 12th in the league while the defense is ranked 27th. Jesper Bratt has scored 22 goals and added 42 assists so far this season. 

Dallas Stars Player Prop Facts

  • Matt Duchene has scored a goal in each of the Stars' last four games as favorites against Metropolitan Division opponents.
  • Jamie Benn has recorded at least one assist in each of the Stars' last five games as favorites.
  • Matt Duchene has recorded at least one point in each of the Stars' last 10 games as favorites against Metropolitan Division opponents.
  • Jason Robertson ranks T1st in the Western Conference for shootout goals (3) this season.

New Jersey Devils Player Prop Facts

  • Timo Meier has scored at least one goal in five of the Devils' last six games.
  • Jack Hughes has recorded at least one assist in seven of the Devils' last eight games.
  • Jesper Bratt has recorded at least one point in each of the Devils' last seven games as underdogs against Central Division opponents.
  • Luke Hughes ranks 2nd amongst rookies for average time on ice (21:18) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Dallas Stars rank 2nd in the league for goals per game this season (3.61).
  • The Dallas Stars rank 8th in the league in power play percentage this season (23.86%).
  • The New Jersey Devils rank 27th in the league for goals against per game this season (3.48).
  • The New Jersey Devils rank 32nd in the league in save percentage this season (.882).

Stars vs Devils Betting Prediction

The Devils have lost two games in a row and they are going to continue those struggles here. The Devils are giving up 3.47 goals per game and their defense is going to struggle here. Look for The Stars to go over their season average of 3.61 goals, and that is going to be the difference here as the Stars are going to get the job done here. Back the Stars on the puck line to cash. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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