The New Jersey Devils, led by Taylor Hall and Kyle Palmieri, are prepared to take the ice against Tyler Seguin, Miro Heiskanen, and the Dallas Stars at the American Airlines Center for an East-West tilt. The opening face-off takes place at 8:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, December 10, and it’s being televised live on Fox Sports Southwest.
New Jersey Devils vs. Dallas Stars Odds
With a -210 moneyline, Dallas enters the game as the heavy favorite. The line for the Devils is standing at +175, and the Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 6 goals (-110 for the over, -110 for the under).
Dallas is 17-14 straight up (SU) and has earned 1.8 units for moneyline bettors this season. That early-season winning percentage hasn’t moved much from what the team managed during last year’s regular season (43-39). Of its 31 regular season contests, 20 have gone under the total, while 10 have gone over and just one has pushed. The team is 11-5 SU at home this year.
The Stars have converted on 18.2 percent of their power play chances this season, a figure that’s right around league average. On the other hand, their penalty kill is ranked fourth overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 85.6 percent of all penalties.
Sporting a .932 save percentage and 27.2 saves per game, Ben Bishop (13 wins, eight losses, and two OT losses) has been the best goalkeeper for Dallas this season. If the Stars, however, choose to give him the night off, the team may go with Anton Khudobin (6-6-6 record, .922 save percentage, 2.39 goals against average).
New Jersey has lost 12.2 units for moneyline bettors this year and is currently 9-20 straight up (SU). Through 29 regular season contests, 16 of its games have gone over the total, while 12 have gone under the total and just one has pushed. The Devils are 5-8 SU as the away team this season.
The Devils have converted on just 14.0 percent of their power play opportunities this season, a figure that’s ranked 28th in the NHL. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked 21st overall and it’s successfully killed off 77.3 percent of all penalties.
MacKenzie Blackwood (3.05 goals against average and .899 save percentage) has been the primary option in goal for New Jersey. Blackwood is averaging 26.0 saves per game and has eight wins, 13 losses, and four overtime losses to his credit.
New Jersey Devils at Dallas Stars Betting Picks
Pick: SU Winner – Stars, O/U – Over
The majority (58.8 percent) of Dallas’ wins have come by two or more goals, and the team is 10-7 overall in such games. 4 of New Jersey’s 9 wins (44.4 percent) have been decided by two or more goals.
The Devils are 4-10 when they serve fewer penalty minutes than their opponent and 4-14 in games where they serve fewer than 10 total penalty minutes.
New Jersey is 1-4 in games decided by a shootout this season while Dallas is 1-2 in shootouts.
Three of Dallas’ last five outings have gone under the total.
New Jersey is ranked 10th this season with 9.3 giveaways per game. That figure has trended upward recently, as the team’s averaged 12.3 giveaways over its last 10 games and 10.8 giveaways over its last five.
Dallas has averaged 17.2 giveaways over its last five home games, a rise over its season average of 13.0 giveaways per game (ranked 30th overall).