Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Rangers vs Stars NHL Odds
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(20-10-0-1) New York Rangers vs. Dallas Stars (12-13-6-0)
Date: Thursday December 15
Time: 8:30 PM EST
Venue: American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: New York -125
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Stars +1.5 -280
NHL Betting Total: 5.5
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The Stars look to get back to the .500 mark when they welcome in the Rangers on Thursday night.
New York continues to sit in the top tier of the Eastern Conference, but comes in off a loss.
New York Rangers
The Rangers continue to stick right with the Penguins at the top of the Metropolitan Division.
New York comes in off a 2-1 loss to Chicago last time out as they saw their 3 game losing streak come to an end. This Rangers team has plenty of momentum still with them, as they are one of the best teams on both sides of the puck.
The Rangers are averaging the 2nd most goals per game with 3.4, while allowing the 7th best goals against at 2.3.
On the defensive end, it’s G Henrik Lundqvist and G Antii Raanta who have been the main reason for success, as they both continue to be one of the top goalie tandems in the league. Lundqvist has a SV% of .912 this season while Antti Raanta is 8-2 with a GAA of just 1.69.
The duo continues to split time for the most part, but expect Lundqvist to get the nod here on Thursday night.
The Dallas Stars find themselves as a middle of the pack team here in the first portion of the NHL season, as consistency has been their biggest issue.
On a given night this Stars team can look like one of the best in the NHL. However, other nights has them looking like a bottom tier team.
Dallas enters play with an impressive home win over Anaheim 6-2.
Dallas can do that to teams on any given night, as their youth allows them to get up and down the ice rather quickly and catch teams off guard.
Because of that, Dallas is one of the worst defensive teams. They rank 30th, allowing 3.2 goals per game. With 30.1 shots against per game, allowing plenty of chances in front of the net on the rebound is this team’s problem.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Rangers are 6-1 in their last 7 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
- Rangers are 10-2 in their last 12 vs. Western Conference.
- Rangers are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. Central.
- Stars are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
- Stars are 4-1 in their last 5 home games.
- Stars are 25-7 in their last 32 Thursday games.
Free New York Rangers vs. Dallas Stars NHL Hockey Prediction:
The Rangers and Stars will certainly have a back and forth game here.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Over 5.5
Look for both teams to get plenty of chances on net here, as goals come often on Thursday night.
NHL Free Score Prediction: New York 5- Dallas 3
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