Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Stars vs Canucks NHL Odds
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(13-10-3) Dallas Stars vs. Vancouver Canucks (11-13-3)
Date: Saturday December 1st
Time: 4:00 PM
Venue: Rogers Arena, Vancouver, BC
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Stars -132
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NHL Betting Total: 6
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Despite their sub .500 road record (5-7-2) the Dallas Stars find themselves road favorites when they visit Vancouver on Saturday afternoon. It’s not hard to see where that line comes from as the Canucks have dropped 10 of their last 11 games. The Stars haven’t exactly torn it up however losing 4 of their last 6 with some especially bad offense.
Dallas has to be showing some signs of fatigue heading into Saturday afternoon’s matchup as they’ll be on the road for the 7th time in the last 8 games. The Stars have already lost 4 of those 6 games. Dallas has been held to a goal or less in 5 of the last 9 games and their 24th ranked offense in goals scored is a tough wager as road favorites. The Stars have played two OT games in the last four days and not only is their offense tired, but non-productive.
The reason the Stars could be the side to bet on for this contest is because their defense. Dallas has also held 5 of their last 9 opponents to 2 goals or less and with any offensive production whatsoever they’d be riding a nice win streak right now. The Stars offense could definitely get rolling against a Canucks defense that is 27th in the league in goals allowed. Ben Bishop is in net and on a hot streak for the Stars, having allowed just 3 goals total his last 3 outings.
It’s hard to be a Canucks fan right now as their cold spell has dropped them to 10th in the Western Conference after a very solid start to the year. Is Vancouver really worthy of being home ‘dogs however considering they are a respectable 5-4-1 at Rogers Arena this year? It’s just hard to see the Canucks get any offense going Saturday afternoon against Bishop. Vancouver has scored 2 goals or less in 6 of the last 10. Vancouver simply doesn’t give themselves many opportunities having the 3rd worst offense in the league in SOG.
Another big question facing this game is if the Dallas offense can score on the Canucks? Jacob Markstrom is in net Saturday and he’s been the mainstay for 7 of the last 8 Canucks losses. Does poor goaltending or bad offensive efficiency win out on this total play?
NHL Betting Trends:
- Stars are 1-4 in their last 5 following a win
- Stars are 0-5 their last 5 on 2 days rest
- Canucks are 1-10 their last 11 overall
- Canucks are 0-8 their last 8 on 1 days rest
- Stars are 13-3 their last 16 meetings
- Road team is 4-0 the last four meetings
Free Dallas Stars vs. Vancouver Canucks NHL Prediction:
Neither team is exactly tearing up the stat sheet recently so in that case you have to look at past matchups. Dallas has owned this matchup and has the extra day of rest. The Stars have to be a bit road weary with so many away games the last two weeks but they get to head home after this contest. That should be a great motivator.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Dallas -132
The Stars have a huge edge in net which will be the advantage in tonight’s game.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Dallas 2- Vancouver 1
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