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(40-24-8) Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Dallas Stars (38-30-5)
Date: Saturday, March 23rd
Time: 8:00 PM
Venue: American Airlines Arena in Dallas, Texas
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Dallas -115 | Pittsburgh -105
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: OFF
NHL Betting Total: 5.5
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Two teams battling for wild-card spots in their respective conferences will be looking for a victory on Saturday night as the Pittsburgh Penguins will visit American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas, to face the Dallas Stars. Nonetheless, each of these teams have struggled recently as they have each lost three of their last four games, overall.
Pittsburgh Penguins have struggled on the offensive end as of late as they have posted only six goals in their last four outings. Furthermore, they are coming off their third straight overtime / shootout session as they righted their ship with a victory versus the Nashville Predators in their last time out.
And despite having a slim, 1-0 lead to begin to final period, they allowed a Ryan Ellis goal at the 16:59 mark, thus causing overtime. After a scoreless overtime session, Sidney Crosby pulled out the victory for the Penguins as he scored a goal in the shootout session while halting a three-game losing streak.
Crosby happens to be the point/shot leader for the team as he has a total of 33 goals on the season. Nonetheless, he has struggled during their current four-game stretch as he has obtained just one assist and just one point along with no goals on a total of eight shots.
Pittsburgh is currently third within the Metropolitan Division while being closely pursued by the Carolina Hurricanes. And while a win will be imperative, the Penguins have dropped two of their last three road games entering this contest.
Tyler Seguin scored the only goal for the Dallas Stars in their loss vs the Colorado Avalanche at home in their last outing. And despite having 45 shots on the night, the Stars were not efficient at all as they were stifled by Philipp Grubauer in net for the Avalanche as he ended the day with 44 saves, total.
The Stars are now 1-3 on a current five-game homestand. Furthermore, they will be looking to end on a positive note versus the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night while atoning for a huge 5-1 lost in their last meeting.
The Stars are also in the conversation for a wild-card spot for the NHL playoffs, however, can certainly increase their positioning if they are to string together some victories. Unfortunately, their offense has not been reliable at all as they ranked at or near the bottom in the league as it relates to goals-per-game along with the shots per outing.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Penguins are 0-5 in the last 5 meetings in Dallas.
- Under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Dallas.
- Favorite is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
- Home team is 17-5 in the last 22 meetings.
- Under is 6-2-1 in the last 9 meetings.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Pittsburgh Penguins
While both these teams continue to remain in the playoff picture, one would not think so due to the way that they have played recently. Nonetheless, I will certainly give the edge in this contest to the Colorado Avalanche as they not only picked up a blowout victory over the Stars in their last meeting, but, are also winners of two of their last three road games. In all, expect the Avalanche to pick up a 4-2 victory vs Dallas on Saturday.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Penguins 4 – Stars 2
The Avalanche has gone through their fair share of issues recently. However, I happen to believe that they are the better, all-around team in this contest. It is for this reason that they will prevail versus Dallas in the end.
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