PNC Arena is the site for an intriguing tilt as the Dallas Stars take on the Carolina Hurricanes. It’s the last time that these two clubs will meet in the regular season. This East-West matchup will get underway at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, February 25, and it is being shown live on Fox Sports Southwest.
Dallas Stars vs. Carolina Hurricanes Odds
Dallas is 36-26 straight up (SU) and has netted 4.9 units for moneyline bettors this year. 37 of its outings have gone under the total, while 22 have gone over and just three have pushed. The Stars are 17-14 SU on the road in 2019-20.
Dallas has converted on 21.1 percent of its power play chances this season, a figure that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 14th overall, and it has successfully killed off 81.5 percent of its penalties.
The Stars, as a collective unit, have been penalized 3.6 times per game in the 2019-20 season, and 2.8 per game over its last five road outings. The team has been forced to kill penalties 8.6 minutes per game over their last 10 outings.
Averaging 27.2 saves per game with a .922 save percentage, Ben Bishop (23-18-4) has been the primary option in goal for Dallas this season. If it chooses to give him a rest, however, Dallas may roll with Anton Khudobin (15-11-2 record, .928 save percentage, 2.26 goals against average).
The visiting Stars have relied on Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn this season. Seguin (47 points) is up to 15 goals and 32 assists, and has recorded multiple points 12 times. Benn has 18 goals and 16 assists to his name (and has notched at least one point in 25 games).
Carolina is 35-26 straight up (SU) and has recorded -2.0 units for moneyline bettors this year. Through 61 regular season contests, 31 of its games have gone under the total, while 30 have gone over and none have pushed. This year, the team is 19-12 SU at home.
The Hurricanes have converted on 22.2 percent of their power play chances this year, a figure that’s good enough for eighth-best in the league. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked seventh overall, and it’s successfully killed off 82.9 percent of all opponent power plays.
The Hurricanes have been penalized 4.0 times per game this season, and 4.8 per game over their last five games. The team’s had to kill penalties just 8.4 minutes per contest over their last five home games.
Petr Mrazek (24.7 saves per game) has been the top choice in goal for the Hurricanes. Mrazek has 21 wins, 18 losses, and two OT losses to his name and has registered a pedestrian 2.71 goals against average and a subpar .904 save percentage this year.
Sebastian Aho (35 goals, 24 assists) will pace the attack for the home team.
Dallas Stars at Carolina Hurricanes Betting Predictions
Pick: SU Winner – Hurricanes, O/U – Over
Carolina is 5-0 in games decided by a shootout this season while Dallas is 2-2 in shootouts.
For both of these teams, the total has gone over in four of their past five outings.
Dallas skaters have accounted for the league’s 12th-most hits per game (22.1).