Betting on today’s Sharks and Stars game? Catch the action at American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX, as the Stars hosts this showdown at 8:00 ET on NBCS. The odds for this Western conference game currently have the Stars as the -1.5 goal favorite with the over/under line sitting at 6.5 goals.


The Pick: Dallas Stars -1.5

This game will be played at American Airlines Center at 8:00 ET on Saturday, March 2nd.


  • Looking at our projections, the Stars are expected to take down the Sharks by a score of 4-2.
  • Take the Stars on the moneyline
  • The Stars should also cover at -1.5

Will the San Jose Defense Show Up on the Road?

Heading into tonight’s game, the Sharks find themselves in 15th place in the Western Conference standings with a record of 15-38-5. In the Pacific Division, they are in 8th place. Over their last ten games, San Jose has gone just 2-8 and have dropped five straight games. On the road this season, the Sharks have gone just 6-20-3.

As the underdog in all 58 games they have played this season, San Jose has gone 15-38-5. Over their last three games, the Sharks have gone 0-3, and they have lost five straight games as the underdog.

San Jose enters the game with an overall puck line record of 26-32, including a mark of 5-5 in their last ten games. They have dropped their last four games vs. the puck line and have 32 losses by more than one goal this year.

On the road, the Sharks have gone 13-16 vs. the puck line this season, including a mark of 7-3 in their last ten road games. They have won five straight games vs. the puck line on the road and have an average scoring margin of -1.9 goals per game away from home.

For the season, the average number of goals per game in matchups featuring San Jose is 6.1. The season’s average over/under line is currently at 6.2. The Sharks come in with an over/under record of 25-30-3.

San Jose has a 1-2 record in their last three road games. In this stretch, they averaged 2 goals per game while allowing 2. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 3-0.

In terms of their offensive performance, the Sharks are averaging 2.1 goals per game this season, putting them in the 31st spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 32nd in the league. Looking at how the Sharks’ offense is performing during power plays, they are 29th in power play goals and 31st in shorthanded goals.

San Jose’s leading goal scorer is Fabian Zetterlund. So far this season, he has 15 goals, placing him 133rd in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 10 assists so far.

Defensively, the Stars are currently 14th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29.7 shots per game against Dallas. They also are 25th in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.

Goalie Kaapo Kahkonen comes into the game having made 25 starts this season. So far, his record is 6-19 and he has a save percentage of 0.757%.

Do the Stars Have What it Takes to Win as Home Favorites?

At home this season, the Stars have gone 18-8-4, and they have been favored in 53 of their 62 games. Overall, Dallas is 36-17-9 and sits in 2nd place in the Western Conference.

In their last ten games, the Stars have gone just 4-6, and they have lost two of their last three games. Against other teams in the Western Conference, Dallas has gone 20-14 this season.

On the season, the Stars have a puck line record of 24-38, including 17-36 when favored. So far, Dallas has 17 wins by multiple goals and 19 by just one goal.

At home, the Stars have gone just 9-21 vs. the puck line and have a scoring differential of +.7 goals per game. In their last 10 home games, Dallas is 4-6 vs. the puck line.

This season, Dallas’ games have an average of 6.6 goals per game. The average over/under number for the season is 6.2. The Stars come in with an over/under performance of 35-26-1.

Across their last three road contests, San Jose has a 3-0 record vs the spread. Their overall mark in these games was 1-2, while averaging 2 goals per game.

In terms of their offensive performance, the Stars are averaging 3.5 goals per game this season, putting them in the 3rd spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 9th in the league. Dallas’ offense comes into the game ranked 16th in power play goals. And in terms of shorthanded goals, they are 2nd in the NHL.

Dallas’ leading scorer is Roope Hintz. So far, he has 24 goals which is 32nd in the NHL. Hintz also comes into the game with 28 assists.

In terms of defense, the Stars head into the game ranked 14th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29.7 shots per game against Dallas. So far, they are 25th in shutouts, achieving 2 shutouts.

Goalie Scott Wedgewood gets the start and has made 24 starts this season. His record at this point is 13-6, and his save percentage is 0.664%.