Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Hurricanes vs Stars NHL Odds
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NHL Handicapping Analysis
(7-3-0) Carolina Hurricanes vs. Dallas Stars (5-2-3)
Date: Thursday, February 11th
Time: 8:30 PM ET
Venue: American Airlines Center, Dallas TX
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Hurricanes -130| Stars +110
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Stars -1.5 (+210)
NHL Betting Total: 5.5
A couple of slumping clubs square off Thursday night in Dallas as the Hurricanes and Stars have combined to lose five of their last six. Dallas is especially desperate, having dropped 5 of their last six on their own as well.
Two of those defeats for the Stars came against these Hurricanes two weekends ago. Carolina dominated 4-1 on January 30th and followed that up the next night with a 4-3 SO win. Dallas had started the year 4-0 prior to that.
Carolina ranks just 13th in the NHL in goals/game, but they’ve found their scoring stroke lately starting with the first Dallas series. The ‘Canes have netted 4+ pucks in five of six games since a January 28th 1-0 win vs. Tampa Bay.
The Hurricanes were held in check in a 3-2 loss to Columbus on Monday, but that was also coming on the back-to-back after a 6-5 win over the Blue Jackets on Sunday. Carolina will also have an extra day of rest after being idle the last two nights.
Despite the two nights off, Carolina has to start getting a little road weary as they play their 5th and 6th straight away games in Dallas before heading back home. The Canes are a respectable 4-3 on the road this season however.
The Hurricanes are also fighting through some goaltending issues. Petr Mrazek had been amazing with two SOs in his first four starts, but he’s down with a thumb injury. James Reimer has gone 5-1 in his absence, but has allowed 5+ in consecutive outings.
Dallas started off like gangbusters once they were actually able to start their 2021 campaign after repeated COVID delays. The Stars look completely different from that team that won their first four games however.
Following their hot start, Dallas went 1-2-1 on a road trip which included dropping two to Carolina. It’s their return home that’s concerning, as the Stars have lost consecutive 2-1 OT games to the Blackhawks.
It could be said that Chicago is on the up and up and Dallas was arguably good enough to win each of their last two (and they still got a point in each) The Stars are now 4-0-2 at home on the year, which does give them value as an underdog Thursday.
The Stars could be without second leading scorer Alexander Radulov (lower body) as he missed both Chicago losses. They may welcome back Anton Khudobin however, who also missed the Hawks series due to disciplinary measures.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Hurricanes are 6-2 last 8 overall
- Over is 4-1 in Hurricanes last 5 overall
- Over is 4-1-1 in Hurricanes last 6 overall
- Stars are 1-5 last 6 overall
- Under is 33-16-4 in Stars last 53 home games
- Hurricanes are 2-10 last 12 in Dallas
- Under is 5-1 last 6 head to head meetings
Free Carolina Hurricanes vs. Dallas Stars NHL Prediction:
Dallas is a desperate team right now but being without Radulov definitely hurts. We may look at this game a little differently if the Stars could’ve gotten one or both of those OT losses vs. Chicago.
Dallas ran into some red hot goaltending however, something Carolina won’t have on Thursday after Reimer has allowed 10 goals in his last two starts.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Stars +110
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