Artemi Panarin, Mika Zibanejad, and the New York Rangers will face off against Tyler Seguin, Jamie Benn, and the Dallas Stars at the American Airlines Center in an East-West tilt. Fox Sports Southwest will broadcast the matchup, which gets going at 8:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, March 10.
New York Rangers at Dallas Stars Odds
Dallas enters the game as the substantial favorite with a -170 moneyline. The line for the Rangers now stands at +150. The Over/Under (O/U), set at 6 goals, originally opened at -115 for the under and -105 for the over. That line has shifted since then, and it now sits at -110 for the over, -110 for the under.
Losing 0.2 units for moneyline bettors, Dallas is 37-31 straight up (SU) overall this year. That winning percentage, ranked 3rd in the Central Division in this young season, hasn’t moved much from the 43-39 record the team produced during the 2018-19 season campaign. Out of the team’s 68 regular season outings, 41 of them have gone under the total, while 24 have gone over and just three have pushed. Thus far, the team is 19-14 SU at home.
The Stars have converted on 20.8 percent of their power play chances this year, a figure that’s right around league average. On the other hand, their penalty kill is rated 19th overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 80.0 percent of all penalties.
With a .921 save percentage and 27.0 saves per game, Ben Bishop (23-20-4) has been the primary option in goal for Dallas this season. If the Stars choose to rest him, however, head coach Rick Bowness could turn to Anton Khudobin (16-14-14 record, .930 save percentage, 2.22 goals against average).
On the visitors’ side of the ice, New York is 36-32 straight up (SU) and has earned 10.9 units for moneyline bettors this season. A total of 34 of its contests have gone over the total, while 32 have gone under the total and just two have pushed. As a road team, the Rangers are 18-14 SU.
The Rangers have converted on 23.5 percent of their power play chances this season, a mark that’s good enough for sixth-best in the league. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked 22nd overall and it’s successfully defended 78.1 percent of all opponent power plays.
Alexandar Georgiev (3.05 goals against average and .910 save percentage) has been the primary option in goal for New York. Georgiev is averaging 28.5 saves per game and owns a 17-16-1 record.
New York Rangers vs. Dallas Stars Free Picks
Prediction: SU Winner – Stars, O/U – Under
The Rangers are 14-16 SU in games where they serve more penalty minutes than their opponent while the Stars are 19-13 SU when they serve more minutes than their opponent.
Dallas is 2-3 in games decided by a shootout this season while New York is 1-2 in shootouts.
Four of New York’s last five games have gone over the total.
New York skaters have averaged 10.8 giveaways over its last five home games, an improvement from its season average of 12.5 giveaways per game (ranked 31st overall).
Dallas is ranked 29th this season with 12.0 giveaways per game. That figure has trended lower, however, as it’s averaged 10.3 giveaways over its last 10 games and 9.6 giveaways over its last five.
The Stars this season have registered the 11th-most hits in the NHL (22.3 per game), but the club has averaged 26.0 over their past five games as the home team.