Penguins vs Stars Prediction NHL Picks 3/22/24

Dallas Stars (42-19-9) vs Pittsburgh Penguins (30-29-9)

Game Info: Friday, March 22, 2024 at 8:00 pm (American Airlines Center)

Betting Odds: Dallas Stars -167 / Pittsburgh Penguins +133 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Pittsburgh Penguins and Dallas Stars meet Friday in NHL action at the American Airlines Center. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Penguins vs Stars prediction.

Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Preview

The Pittsburgh Penguins recently beat the Red Wings while losing to the Rangers and Devils. The Pittsburgh Penguins are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 14.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Sidney Crosby leads Pittsburgh with 33 goals, Erik Karlsson has 38 assists, and Jake Guentzel has 185 shots on goal. Defensively, the Pittsburgh Penguins are allowing 2.97 goals per game and are killing 80.9 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Tristan Jarry has allowed 126 goals on 1,330 shots faced, and Alex Nedelijkovic has given up 64 goals on 664 shots. The Penguins will face the Avalanche after this game.

Dallas Stars Betting Preview

The Dallas Stars recently beat the Kings and Coyotes while losing to the Devils. The Dallas Stars are averaging 3.61 goals per game and are scoring on 23.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Roope Hintz leads Dallas with 26 goals, Jason Robertson has 46 assists and Wyatt Johnston has 180 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 3 goals per game and are killing 80.8 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Jake Oettinger has allowed 125 goals on 1,211 shots faced, and Scott Wedgewood has given up 79 goals on 807 shots.

Dallas Stars Player Prop Facts

  • Wyatt Johnston has scored a goal in four of the Stars' last five games.
  • Jason Robertson has recorded at least one assist in each of the Stars' last seven Friday games.
  • Jamie Benn has recorded at least one point in each of the Stars' last eight games as favorites.
  • Jason Robertson ranks T1st in the Western Conference for shootout goals (3) this season.

Pittsburgh Penguins Player Prop Facts

  • Bryan Rust has scored a goal in three of the Penguins' last four games.
  • Sidney Crosby has recorded an assist in each of the Penguins' last four games.
  • Sidney Crosby has recorded a point in eight of the Penguins' last nine games as underdogs against Central Division opponents.
  • Bryan Rust has scored the last goal in three of the Penguins' last four games against Central Division opponents.
  • Kris Letang ranks 3rd in the Metropolitan Division for average time on ice (24:36) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Dallas Stars rank 3rd in the league for goals per game this season (3.61).
  • The Dallas Stars rank 32nd in the league in penalty minutes this season (471).
  • The Pittsburgh Penguins rank 29th in the league in power play percentage this season (14.73%).
  • The Pittsburgh Penguins rank 25th in the league for goals per game this season (2.90).

Penguins vs Stars prediction

The Pittsburgh Penguins just can't get out of their own way, as they enter this game 3-6-1 in their last 10 games. It's why the Penguins are all but out of the playoff conversation, and they're hard to back against good teams. The Penguins are 12-16-5 on the road this season. The Dallas Stars continue to pile up the wins, proving they're a legit contender, and they're 21-10-4 at home. The Stars have also won 4 of the last 5 games against the Penguins, even if the most recent meeting was in October. You could argue this price should be steeper. Give me the Stars at home and the reasonable juice. 

Randy’s Pick Dallas Stars -167

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