Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Stars vs Blue Jackets NHL Odds
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NHL Handicapping Analysis
(8-9-5) Dallas Stars vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (10-12-6)
Date: Saturday, March 13th 2021
Time: 5:00 PM
Venue: Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: -125 / +105
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: OFF
NHL Betting Total: 5.5
The Dallas stars appear as though they will not be challenging for a playoff spot this year, as they have dropped 7 of their last 10 games and even though they have had a slew of postponements they still only have 21 points which has them just one point ahead of the Detroit Red Wings.
This does represent an excellent opportunity, however, as the Dallas stars will look to pick up win number 9 on the season and they should be competitive here, as the team they have on paper really is not all that bad.
On the other side of things we have the Columbus Blue Jackets who will be looking to bounce-back off of a brutally disappointing overtime loss to the Florida Panthers last time out, as they played really well in that game and probably should have won it.
The Dallas Stars were actually pretty decent in their last game against the Chicago Blackhawks despite losing, as the controlled large portions of that game and out-shot the Blackhawks 30-16. The problem for the Stars was that Kevin Lankinen was between the pipes that day, as he stood on his head in that effort stopping 28 of the Stars’ shots and earning himself the first star of the game for his efforts.
If the Dallas Stars bring that kind of intensity and effort to this game they are likely to pick up the win, but playing consistently solid hockey has been an issue for the Stars and if they do want any chance of making the postseason they really need to start picking up 2 points against teams like the Columbus Blue Jackets.
It is also hard to not be happy for the 36 year old Joe Pavelski who is making a late charge in his career to be included in the Hall of Fame talks, as he is leading this team in points with 13 goals and 11 assists.
I would also looked out for Roope Hintz who is back in the lineup and his contributions have not been minimal when he is actually on the ice, as he has 7 goals and 8 assists and actually got one of Dallas’ goals in that last game against Chicago.
Columbus Blue Jackets
Despite the Columbus Blue Jackets losing their last game, Oliver Bjorkstrand actually picked up the number one star of the game scoring 2 goals and adding an assist and those kind of performances have not been rare this season, as the Dane has 10 goals and 12 assists this year.
The Blue Jackets have actually been decent scoring here in 2021, with their main problem being the defense and goal-tending, as they have allowed 3.29 goals per game and are only killing 72.5% of the opposition power plays.
Joonas Korpisalo should be in line for the start and as I have previously stated I am not a huge fan and lately his numbers are reflecting that with his save percentage falling below .900 and his GAA currently siting at 3.15.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Over is 3-0-2 in Stars last 5 overall.
- Over is 4-0 in Stars last 4 when their opponent allows 5 goals or more in their previous game.
- Over is 2-0-2 in Stars last 4 games playing on 1 days rest.
- Over is 3-0-2 in Stars last 5 vs. NHL.
- Over is 2-0-2 in Stars last 4 vs. a team with a losing record.
- Over is 2-0-2 in Blue Jackets last 4 overall.
- Over is 2-0-2 in the last 4 meetings.
Free Dallas Stars vs. Columbus Blue Jackets NHL Prediction:
The current over/under line is pretty conservative and I can see there being a decent amount of offense in this one, so I am going to lean towards the over in this spot. These two teams need to come out firing, as it is as close to a must win for both of these clubs as you can get during the NHL regular season and therefore I expect the tempo to be high.
The goalie matchup is also not fantastic for either side with Khudobin and Korpisalo being projected as the starters here with their cumulative goals against average sitting close to 6 and neither of their blue-lines giving them much help.
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