Looking to win big? The Devils and Stars face off at 8:00 ET on ESPN+. The Stars are hosting the game at American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX. The odds for this non-conference game currently have the Stars as the -1.5 favorite, with the over/under line sitting at 6.5 goals.

NEW JERSEY DEVILS VS DALLAS STARS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Dallas Stars -1.5

This game will be played at American Airlines Center at 8:00 ET on Thursday, March 14th.

WHY BET THE DALLAS STARS:

  • In spite of being 1.5 goal underdogs, we anticipate the Devils winning this one 4-3.
  • We like the Devils on the moneyline (+152)
  • The Devils are also our pick on the spread at +1.5

Can The Devils Secure a Road Victory?

On the season, the Devils have gone 31-30-4 and are in 12th place in the Eastern Conference. In the Metropolitan Division, New Jersey is in 6th place, and they have gone 9-11 against divisional opponents. In their last ten games, the Devils have gone just 3-7 and have lost two games in a row.

When playing on the road this season, New Jersey has gone 16-13-2, and they have gone 18-20 against other Eastern Conference teams. As the underdog, the Devils have gone 5-13-2 this season and have lost four games in a row when they are the underdog.

On the road this season, the Devils have a puck line record of 16-15, and their average scoring margin sits at .0 goals per game. So far, New Jersey has been the underdog in 20 games, and their puck line record as the underdog is at 8-12.

Overall, the Devils have gone 22-43 against the puck line, and their average scoring differential for the season is -.2 goals per game. In their last ten games, New Jersey’s puck line record is at 2-8, and their puck line record on the road is at 5-5 over their last ten road games.

For the season, the average number of goals per game in matchups featuring New Jersey is 6.8. The season’s average over/under line is currently at 6.5. The Devils come in with an over/under record of 36-28-1.

In their last three games away from home, the Devils have a straight up record of 0-3 while going 0-3 vs. the spread. The team averaged 1 goals per game in this stretch.

For their offensive performance, the Devils come in averaging 3.3 goals per game this season, which is 12th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 11th in the league. The New Jersey offense is ranked 14th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 28th in the NHL.

New Jersey will be looking for a good game from Jesper Bratt who leads the team in scoring with 22 goals, ranking 57th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 42 assists so far.

Defensively, the Stars come into the season ranked 15th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 29.4 shots per game against Dallas. For the season, they are ranked 26th in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.

Entering the game, goalie Kaapo Kahkonen has started 28 games this season. His current record stands at 6-21, and his save percentage is 0.771%.

Will the Stars Live Up to Expectations at Home?

At home this season, the Stars have gone 19-9-4, and they are 36-14-7 when they are favored. In the Western Conference, Dallas is in 3rd place and 2nd in the Central Division. Over their last ten games, the Stars have gone 6-4, and they have a record of 40-18-9 overall.

Over their last five games, Dallas has gone 4-1, and they are 24-14 against other teams in the Western Conference. In games where they are favored, the Stars have gone 36-14-7, and they have a record of 13-7 against other teams in the Central Division.

At home this season, the Stars have a puck line record of just 9-23, and their average scoring margin is +.7 goals per game. So far, they have 19 wins by multiple goals and have gone 26-41 against the puck line.

As the favorite, Dallas has gone just 18-39 vs. the puck line, and their puck line record at home is just 3-7 over their last ten games. Overall, the Stars have gone 21-16 vs. the puck line in games decided by just one goal.

The average goal total for Dallas’ games is sitting at 6.7. The average over/under line for the season is 6.2. The Stars come in with an over/under record of 38-28-1.

In their last three games away from home, the Devils have a straight up record of 0-3 while going 0-3 vs. the spread. The team averaged 1 goals per game in this stretch.

For their offensive performance, the Stars come in averaging 3.6 goals per game this season, which is 2nd in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 8th in the league. Dallas’ offense is currently ranked 12th in power play goals. When it comes to shorthanded goals, they are 2nd in the league.

Dallas will be looking for a good game from Roope Hintz who leads the team in scoring with 26 goals, ranking 32nd in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Hintz has 30 assists this season.

Defensively, the Stars come into the season ranked 15th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 29.4 shots per game against Dallas. For the season, they are ranked 26th in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.

Heading into this matchup vs. New Jersey, goalie Jake Oettinger has started 41 games in this season. His current record is 25-12, and his save percentage stands at 0.862%.