The Dallas Stars (14-6-3) travel to face off against the Florida Panthers (14-8-2) on Wednesday, December 6th. This game will be played at FLA Live Arena in Sunrise and televised on TNT. Both the Stars and Panthers will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:00 ET.
Dallas Stars vs Florida Panthers
The Dallas Stars Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
The Stars come in with an overall record of 14-6-3. On the road, Dallas has a 8-2-2 record, whereas they are 6-4-1 at home. They are currently positioned 2nd in the Western Central division and 5th in the Western conference. Dallas’ average scoring difference this season sits at +.6, which has contributed to their overall puck line record of 9-14. When playing at home, they have a scoring margin of +.4, and on the road, it is +.8.
In their most recent game, the Stars fell to the Lightning on the road by a score of 4-0. Dallas couldn’t crack the Lightning defense, and didn’t score a single goal. During the game, the Stars’ offense had 10 turnovers and took 25 shots on goal while being shutout.
Dallas was favored by -1.5 giving them a loss vs. the puck line. The game finished below the over/under line of 6.5 with a combined total of 4 goals.
The Florida Panthers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
This season, the Panthers have a mark of 14-8-2. When going on the road, Florida has a record of 7-4-2 record, while they are 7-4-0 at their home arena. Their current record places them 3rd in the Eastern Atlantic division and 4th in the Eastern conference. Florida’s average scoring margin for the season is +.4, resulting in an overall puck line record of 12-12. When playing at home their scoring margin is +.4, whereas in away games, they are at +.5.
The Panthers aim to bounce back following their 4-3 loss at home to the Islanders. In every single period, the Panthers’ offense scored a goal against the Islanders. In the game, Florida managed to score all three goals at even strength. They concluded with 45 shots on goal and committed 5 turnovers.
Florida was favored by -1.5 giving them a loss vs. the puck line. The combined total of 7 goals exceeded the over/under line, which was set at 6 goals for the game.
Dallas Offense Breakdown
In terms of their offensive performance, the Stars are averaging 3.4 goals per game this season, putting them in the 13th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 27th in the league. Coming into the game, the Stars have 7-4 record when they have more shots on goal than their opponent. When they have fewer shots on goal, they are 7-2.
This season, the over/under record for the Stars’ is 12-11-0. Over the course of the season, they have had 12 games that exceeded the over/under line of 6. On average, their games are averaging 6.3 goals per game.
Florida Offense Breakdown
When looking at their offense, the Panthers have an average of 3 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 22nd in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 4th in the league. This season, the Panthers have a 10-7 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 3-1 record.
The Panthers’ over/under record this season is 11-13-0. For the season, they have had 12 games failing to surpass this game’s over/under line of 6. Overall, their games are averaging 5.6 goals per game.
Dallas Team Defense
The Stars defense is currently 19th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 31.3 shots per game against Dallas. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 21st with 1 shutouts.
Florida Team Defense
In terms of defense, the Panthers head into the game ranked 27th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 27.3 shots per game against Florida. So far, they are 10th in shutouts, achieving 2 shutouts.
Stars vs Panthers Trends
- Across their last five road contests, Dallas has been good against the puck line posting a mark of 3-2. Their overall mark in these games was 3-2, while averaging 3 goals per game.
- Across their last five home contests, Florida has been good against the puck line posting a mark of 4-1. Their overall mark in these games was 3-2, while averaging 2 goals per game.
- Spanning across their last five games as the betting underdog, the Panthers have gone 5-0 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 2-3.
- Looking back on the team’s last three games as the favorite, the Stars have a straight up record of 1-2. Their record vs the puck line in these games was 1-2.
For a moneyline pick, I’m taking the Panthers to pick up on a win over the Stars at home. With the moneyline sitting at -120, I’ll be locking in a bet on the Panthers straight-up.
When making a puck line pick, we’re backing the Panthers to win and cover. Watch for the Panthers to win this game by multiple goals over the Stars.
If you’re looking at the over/under line set at 6 goals, our prediction is that this game will exceed that mark, and we strongly advise placing a bet on the over.
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