Making on a bet on this NHL game featuring the Stars versus the Panthers? The puck drops at 7:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on TNT. The game will be played at FLA Live Arena in Sunrise, FL. This non-conference matchup has an over/under of 6 goals, and the Panthers are favored to win at home vs. the Stars.
DALLAS STARS VS FLORIDA PANTHERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Florida Panthers -1.5
This game will be played at FLA Live Arena at 7:00 ET on Wednesday, December 6th.
WHY BET THE FLORIDA PANTHERS:
- With a 1.5-goal advantage on the spread, our projections favor the Panthers to secure a 4-3 victory.
- Take the Panthers on the moneyline
- On the spread, we like Stars (+1.5)
Can the Stars Pull Off a Road Win?
The Stars come in with an overall record of 14-6-3. On the road, Dallas has a 8-2-2 record, whereas they are 6-4-1 at home. They are currently positioned 2nd in the Western Central division and 5th in the Western conference.
Regarding the puck line, Dallas comes in with a 9-14 record. On the road against the puck line, they are 6-6, while their home record is 3-8. This season, Dallas’ games have an average of 6.3 goals per game. The average over/under number for the season is 6. The Stars come in with an over/under performance of 12-11-0.
Through their last three road contests, the Stars offense has averaged 1 goals per game while allowing an average of 2. Dallas posted an overall record of 1-2 while going 1-2 ATS.
Offensively, the Stars come into the game at 3.4 goals per contest placing 13th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 27th position in the league. Coming into the game, the Stars have 7-4 record when they have more shots on goal than their opponent. When they have fewer shots on goal, they are 7-2.
Dallas will be looking for a good game from Joe Pavelski who leads the team in scoring with 11 goals, ranking 33rd in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Pavelski has 13 assists this season.
Defensively, the Panthers are currently 27th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 27.3 shots per game against Florida. They also are 10th in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.
Goalie Jake Oettinger gets the start and has made 17 starts this season. His record at this point is 10-5, and his save percentage is 91.5%.
Can The Panthers Secure a Home Victory?
Coming into their game vs. Stars, the Panthers have a 14-8-2 record. They hold a 7-4-0 record when playing at home, and they have gone 7-4-2 on the road. This record has them sitting 3rd in the Eastern Atlantic division and 4th in the Eastern conference.
Florida is 12-12 against the puck line this season. On the road, their puck line record sits at 8-5 compared to 4-7 at home. Games involving Florida have an average of 5.6 goals per game this season. Their average over/under line is 6.5. In terms of their over/under performance, the Panthers come in with a record of 11-13-0.
Across their last three home contests, Florida has been good against the puck line posting a mark of 3-0. Their overall mark in these games was 2-1, while averaging 3 goals per game.
On offense, the Panthers are averaging 3 goals per game which is 22nd in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 4th in the league. This year, the Panthers have recorded a 10-7 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. For games with fewer shots on goal, they have 3-1 record.
Florida’s leading scorer is Sam Reinhart. So far, he has 16 goals which is 4th in the NHL. Reinhart also comes into the game with 13 assists.
In terms of defense, the Panthers head into the game ranked 27th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 27.3 shots per game against Florida. So far, they are 10th in shutouts, achieving 2 shutouts.
Heading into this matchup vs. Dallas, goalie Sergei Bobrovsky has started 18 games in this season. His current record is 11-6, and his save percentage stands at 91.2%.