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(29-22-10) New York Islanders vs. Dallas Stars (24-28-10)
Date: Thursday March 2nd
Time: 8:30PM EST
Venue: American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Dallas -121
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Dallas -1.5
NHL Betting Total: 6
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New York, coming off an absolutely terrible 7-0 shutout loss to Columbus
New York Islanders
New York has been a different team since firing Jack Capuano and promoting Doug Weight. The team is 12-5-2 under Weight and aren’t giving up hopes of a playoff birth. However, games like Saturday’s 7-0 loss to Columbus can’t happen if the team want those hopes are going to be realized.
The Islanders, for the most part, have looked much more confident on both sides of the ice. The team is scoring more and allowing less. Before the Columbus loss, New York had a five-game stretch that saw the team win four games and allow 10 total goals.
Offensively, the team is still carried by two players: John Tavares and Anders Lee.
Tavares has 23 goals and 29 assists on the year, including three goals and an assist over his last five games. His 52 points in 61 games is extremely impressive and exactly what you need from a superstar Captain.
Lee’s goal-scoring has been fantastic. He also has 23 goals this season, along with 14 assists. Over his last five games, he has a goal and an assist.
The Dallas defense has been horrendous for the majority of this season. The Stars rank 3rd worst in the NHL in goals against, giving up 203 in 63 games. That’s an average of 3.22 goals per game, which isn’t going to cut it even if the team was the best goal-scoring team in the league.
It’s not, though. The Stars rank 13th in the league in goals, averaging 2.79 goals per game. The goal-scoring is led by Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn.
Seguin leads the team with 22 goals and 39 assists, giving up 61 points on the year. In his last five games, he has a goal and four assists.
The Captain, Jamie Benn, has had a very impressive season, posting 21 goals and 37 assists. In his last five games, he has two goals and three assists.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Dallas is 1-5 ATS in the last six games
- New York is 4-2 SU in the last six games
Free New York Islanders vs. Dallas Stars NHL Hockey Prediction:
New York didn’t play well against Columbus but has looked much better under Doug Weight. Against a Stars team that can’t keep the puck out of its own net, I like the Isles to get the W on the road.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: New York ML
New York has played much better hockey since firing Jack Capuano. The Isles have looked like a different team, frankly. I like the New York money line against a hit or miss Dallas team.
NHL Free Score Prediction: New York 4 – Dallas 3
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