The Dallas Stars (30-13-6) travel to face off against the Buffalo Sabres (22-23-4) on Tuesday, February 6th. This game will be played at KeyBank Center in Buffalo and televised on ESPN+. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Puck drop is set for 7:00 ET.
Stars vs Sabres
The Dallas Stars Are Coming Off A Win
As the third-place team in the Western Conference’s Central Division, the Dallas Stars have a 30-13-6 record for 66 points. On the road, the Stars are 14-5-4, and they have won their last three games. In their last 10 games, Dallas has gone 7-3.
When favored, the Stars have a record of 28-12-5, and they have won their last four games when favored. Against teams in the Western Conference, Dallas has gone 18-12.
On the season, the Stars are 18-31 against the puck line, including going 11-12 on the road. Over their last ten games, Dallas has gone just 5-5 against the puck line.
So far this season, the Stars have 14 wins by multiple goals and 16 wins by just one goal. In their last three games, Dallas is 0-3 against the puck line.
Facing the Capitals in their last game, the Stars won by a score of 5-4. In every single period, the Stars’ offense scored a goal against the Capitals. Of Dallas’ five goals, one came while in power play. They ended the game with 35 shots on goal and had five giveaways.
Although Dallas secured a straight-up win, they did not cover the puck line, as they were favored by -1.5. The over/under line going into the game was 6.5 goals, which the teams surpassed with their combined 9 goals.
The Buffalo Sabres Are Coming Off A Win
Buffalo enters tonight’s game with a record of 22-23-4 and are in 13th place in the Eastern Conference. They have gone 13-18 against the East and 7-7 against Atlantic Division opponents. At home, the Sabres are 11-12-1 this season.
Over their last ten games, Buffalo has gone 6-4 and have won two straight games. As the underdog, the Sabres have gone 11-16-3 this season.
Buffalo enters the game with an overall puck line record of 26-23, including a mark of 10-14 at home. Their average scoring margin for the season sits at -0.2 goals per game.
So far, the Sabres have been the underdog in 30 of their games, and their puck line record in those games is 19-11. In their last 10 games at home, Buffalo has gone 5-5 against the puck line.
In their last game, the Sabres went up against the Sharks and emerged as winners with a score of 5-2. Against the Sharks, the Sabres’ offense netted goals in all three periods. All five goals came at even strength. They finished with 36 shots on goal and had 6 turnovers.
Coming into the game favored by -1.5, Buffalo also managed to pick up a victory against the puck line. With a combined total of 7 goals, the teams exceeded the over/under line of 6 goals set for the game.
Dallas Offense Breakdown
For their offensive performance, the Stars come in averaging 3.7 goals per game this season, which is 3rd in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 15th in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Stars offense is 18th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 1st in the NHL.
For the season, the over/under record of the Stars’ stands at 31-17-1. They have had 31 games during the season that exceeded the 6.5 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6.8 goals per game.
Sabres Offense Breakdown
When looking at their offense, the Sabres have an average of 3 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 19th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 12th in the league. Buffalo’s offense comes into the game ranked 30th in power play goals. And in terms of shorthanded goals, they are 22nd in the NHL.
The Sabres come in with an over/under record of 21-26-2. Over the course of the season, they have had 28 games failing to surpass the 6.5 goal over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is at 6.1 per game.
Dallas Team Defense
The Stars defense is currently 17th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 30 shots per game against Dallas. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 25th with 2 shutouts.
Buffalo Team Defense
Buffalo defense takes on the Stars ranked 23rd in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 29.1 shots per game against Buffalo. They also are 11th in shutouts, with 3 shutouts.
Stars vs Sabres Trends
- In their last five road games, Dallas has averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 3 . The team’s record in this stretch was 3-2 while going 3-2 vs. the spread.
- The Sabres are 2-1 puck line in their last three home games and 2-1 straight-up.
- Spanning across their last three games as the betting underdog, the Sabres have gone 2-1 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 1-2.
- In their last five contests as the favorite, Dallas has a poor record vs the puck line going 1-4. But, they still put together a straight up mark of 4-1.
If you’re looking for a moneyline pick, my choice is the Sabres to take down the Stars at home. With the moneyline currently at +125, I’m placing my bet on the Sabres straight-up.
If you’re looking to get a bet down on this matchup, we foresee the Sabres winning the underdog. However, if you’re not as confident in the Sabres straight-up, we’d still recommend placing a bet on them to cover the puck line.
When considering the over/under line, which is currently at 6.5 goals, we believe that this game will remain below that figure, and we recommend wagering on the under.
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