The Oilers and Stars are set to face off at 3:00 ET on ABC. The Stars will host the game at American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX. This Western conference matchup has an over/under of 6.5 goals, and the Stars are favored by -1.5 goals vs. the Oilers.

EDMONTON OILERS VS DALLAS STARS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Dallas Stars -1.5

This game will be played at American Airlines Center at 3:00 ET on Saturday, February 17th.

WHY BET THE DALLAS STARS:

  • Based on projections, we have the Stars coming out on top by a score of 4-2.
  • Take the Stars on the moneyline
  • The Stars should also cover at -1.5

Can the Oilers Pull Off a Win at Dallas?

On the season, the Oilers are 31-18-1, which has them in 6th place in the Western Conference and 3rd in the Pacific Division. When playing on the road, Edmonton has gone 14-12-0, and they come into tonight’s game having lost their last two road games. Against teams from the Western Conference, the Oilers have gone 18-11 this year.

As the underdog, Edmonton has gone 3-5-0 this season and have won each of their last three games when not favored. Over their last ten games, the Oilers have gone 7-3, and they are 2-3 in their last five games.

On the road this season, the Oilers have a puck line record of 11-15, and their average scoring margin is at .7 goals per game. So far, Edmonton has been the underdog in eight games, and their puck line record as the underdog is at 3-5. Overall, the team’s puck line record sits at 25-25, and their average scoring differential when favored is at 1 goal per game.

As the underdog, the Oilers have gone 3-5 against the puck line in their last eight games, and their puck line record on the road over their last ten games is at 4-6. In their last three road games, Edmonton’s puck line record is at 1-2, and they have 23 wins this year by multiple goals.

This season, Edmonton’s games are averaging 6.4 goals per game. Their average over/under line is 6.7. The Oilers currently have an over/under record of 21-26-3.

Across their three previous road games, Edmonton has an puck line mark of 1-2. Their straight up record in these matchups was 1-2 while averaging 2 goals per game.

Offensively, the Oilers come into the game at 3.5 goals per contest placing 11th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 8th position in the league. The Oilers went 20-11 in games where they had more shots than their opponents. However, in games with fewer shots on goal, their record was 11-6.

Edmonton’s current leading scorer is Zach Hyman. This season, he has 32 goals, which puts him 6th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Hyman has 18 assists this season.

In terms of defense, the Stars head into the game ranked 13th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 30.2 shots per game against Dallas. So far, they are 25th in shutouts, achieving 2 shutouts.

Heading into this matchup vs. Dallas, goalie Calvin Pickard has started eight games in this season. His current record is 6-2, and his save percentage stands at 0.358%.

Can the Stars Grab a Win at Home?

At home this season, the Stars have gone 17-8-2, while in the Western Conference, they are 19-12. Overall, Dallas has a record of 34-14-6, putting them in second place in the Western Conference and first in the Central Division. Over their last ten games, the Stars have gone 8-2 and have won their last three games.

When favored, Dallas has gone 32-12-5 this season and have won eight straight games as the favorite. In the Western Conference, the Stars have been favored in 49 of their 54 games.

On the season, Dallas has gone 21-33 against the puck line, including a mark of 8-19 at home. The Stars have an average scoring margin of +.8 goals per game, and they have 16 wins by multiple goals.

Over their last ten home games, the Stars have gone just 4-6 against the puck line, and their puck line record as the favorite is 16-33. So far, Dallas has gone 2-1 against the puck line in their last three games.

For the season, the average number of goals per game in matchups featuring Dallas is 6.8. The season’s average over/under line is currently at 6.2. The Stars come in with an over/under record of 33-20-1.

Across their three previous road games, Edmonton has an puck line mark of 1-2. Their straight up record in these matchups was 1-2 while averaging 2 goals per game.

On offense, the Stars are averaging 3.8 goals per game which is 3rd in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 14th in the league. Looking at how the Stars’ offense is performing during power plays, they are 17th in power play goals and 2nd in shorthanded goals.

Dallas’ leading goal scorer is Roope Hintz. So far this season, he has 23 goals, placing him 27th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Hintz has 26 assists this season.

Defensively, the Stars are currently 13th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 30.2 shots per game against Dallas. They also are 25th in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.

Goalie Jake Oettinger gets the start and has made 31 starts this season. His record at this point is 20-9, and his save percentage is 0.84%.