Squaring off for the final time this season, the Detroit Red Wings and the Dallas Stars collide at the American Airlines Center. The action will get going at 8:30 p.m. ET on Friday, January 3, and you are able to view this East-West matchup live on Fox Sports Southwest.
Detroit Red Wings at Dallas Stars Odds
Dallas (-300) is currently the favorite over Detroit (+250), and the Over/Under (O/U) is set at 6 goals. The line for betting the total stands at -120 under, +100 over.
Earning 2.6 units for moneyline bettors, Dallas is 23-18 straight up (SU) overall thus far. That win percentage, the third-best in the Central Division so far this season, is fairly close to what the team managed during the 2018-19 season (43-39). Of its 41 regular season outings, 25 have gone under the total, while 15 have gone over and just one has pushed. The team is 14-8 SU at home this season.
The Stars have converted on 17.8 percent of their power play chances this year, a mark that’s right around league average. On the other hand, their penalty kill is ranked eighth overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 83.0 percent of all penalties.
As a collective unit, the Stars have been penalized 3.7 times per game overall this season, and 4.4 per game over their last five at home. The team has been forced to kill penalties for 11.0 minutes per contest over their last five home games.
Sporting a .926 save percentage and 27.3 saves per game, Ben Bishop (16-12-3) has been the most dependable option in goal for the Stars this season. If Dallas decides to rest him, however, the team could turn to Anton Khudobin (9-7-7 record, .929 save percentage, 2.29 goals against average).
Tyler Seguin and Alexander Radulov will both look to continue their strong seasons for the Stars. Seguin (32 points) has put up 11 goals and 21 assists and has recorded two or more points nine times this year. Radulov has 12 goals and 15 assists to his name and has notched a point in 16 contests.
On the other bench, Detroit is 10-31 straight up (SU) and has lost 14.4 units for bettors taking the moneyline thus far. Through 41 regular season contests, 20 of its games have gone over the total, while 16 have gone under the total and just five have pushed. As the visiting team , the Red Wings are 4-16 SU.
The Red Wings have converted on just 15.9 percent of their power play opportunities this season, a mark that’s ranked 26th in the NHL. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked 30th overall and it’s successfully defended 73.2 percent of all opponent power plays.
Detroit’s skaters have been penalized 3.6 times per game this season, and 5.2 per game over their last five road outings. The team has had to defend opponent power plays just 8.2 minutes per game over their last 10 outings.
Jonathan Bernier (3.05 goals against average and .905 save percentage) has been the main option in goal for Detroit. Bernier is averaging 26.2 saves per game and has eight wins, 17 losses, and two OT losses to his credit.
Leading the offensive firepower for the visiting Red Wings will be Tyler Bertuzzi (15 goals, 16 assists) and Dylan Larkin (nine goals, 16 assists).
Detroit Red Wings vs. Dallas Stars Betting Predictions
Free Prediction: SU Winner – Stars, O/U – Over
For both of these clubs, the total has gone over in four of their past five matches.
Detroit has managed 25.2 shot attempts per game over its last five road games while Dallas is averaging 33.4 shots per game over its last five at home.
Dallas has given up just 2.0 goals per game (while scoring 3.7 per contest) over its three-game win streak.
Seven of Detroit’s last ten games have been decided by two goals or more. The team is 2-5 in those games.
Detroit skaters recorded 21.3 hits per game last season, while the Stars logged 22.7 hits per contest.