The Dallas Stars (31-14-6) travel to face off against the Montreal Canadiens (21-21-8) on Saturday, February 10th. This game will be played at Bell Centre in Montreal and televised on ESPN+. The Canadiens are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Stars are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Maple Leafs. Puck drop is set for 1:00 ET.
Stars vs Canadiens
The Dallas Stars Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
When playing on the road this season, the Stars have gone 15-6-4, and they have won five straight games as the favorite. In the Western Conference, Dallas is in second place and first in the Central Division. In their last ten games, the Stars have gone 7-3.
This season, Dallas has been favored in 46 of their 51 games, and they have gone 29-12-5 in those games. Overall, the Stars have a record of 31-14-6, and they have won four of their last five games.
When it comes to the puck line, the Stars have gone just 1-4 over their last five games and 5-5 over their last ten games. On the road, Dallas has gone 3-2 against the puck line in their last five games and 12-13 on the season.
So far this year, the Stars have won 14 games by multiple goals, and they have gone 19-32 against the puck line overall. Against the puck line as the favorite, the team is just 14-32, and they have dropped four straight games against the puck line when favored.
After suffering a 5-4 loss on the road to the Maple Leafs, the Stars are looking to bounce back today. The Stars managed to find the net two times in the 3rd period against the Maple Leafs, following their two goals in the first period. Of Dallas’ four goals, one were scored while in power play situations. Their game ended with 31 shots on goal and nine giveaways.
Despite the loss, Dallas did cover the puck line, as they went into the game as the underdog. The teams surpassed the over/under line, which was set at 6.5 goals, with a combined total of 9 goals.
The Montreal Canadiens Are Coming Off A Win
At home this season, the Canadiens are 10-12-3 and 4-11 in the Atlantic Division. In the Eastern Conference, Montreal is 12-16 and 13th in the standings. Overall, the Canadiens are 21-21-8, and they are 6th in the division.
Over their last ten games, Montreal is 4-6, and they have gone 2-3 in their last five games. As the underdog, the Canadiens have a record of 18-20-8, and they have gone 2-1 in their last three games.
Montreal enters the game with a puck line record of 31-19, including a 14-11 mark at home. The Canadiens have gone 3-0 against the puck line in their last three games and have a puck line record of 31-15 as the underdog this season.
So far, Montreal has 15 losses by multiple goals compared to 14 losses by just one goal. In their last ten home games, the Canadiens have a puck line record of 7-3.
In their most recent matchup, the Canadiens played against the Capitals and won with a score of 5-2. After scoring three goals in the first period, the Canadiens found the net two times in the 3rd period against the Capitals. Of Montreal’s five goals, one came while in power play. They ended the game with 26 shots on goal and had eight giveaways.
Montreal was the underdog going into the game and picked up a win against the puck line. The combined total of 7 goals exceeded the over/under line, which was set at 5.5 goals for the game.
Dallas Offense Breakdown
The Stars come into the game scoring an average of 3.7 goals per game, putting them 3rd in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 14th in the league. This season, the Stars have a 18-8 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 13-5 record.
This season, the Stars have an over/under record of 32-18-1. Throughout the season, they have played 32 games that went over the 6.5 over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is 6.8 per game.
Canadiens Offense Breakdown
On offense, the Canadiens are averaging 2.7 goals per game which is 28th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 28th in the league. So far this year, the Canadiens are 4-3 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 17-17 in games with fewer shots on goal.
This season, the over/under record for the Canadiens’ is 26-23-1. Over the course of the season, they have had 26 games that exceeded the over/under line of 6.5. On average, their games are averaging 6.4 goals per game.
Dallas Team Defense
Dallas defense takes on the Canadiens ranked 13th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 30.4 shots per game against Dallas. They also are 25th in shutouts, with 2 shutouts.
Montreal Team Defense
Coming into the game, the Canadiens’ defense is 29th in takeaways at 5.5 takeaways per contest. Overall, they are giving up 3.3 goals per game which is 3rd in the NHL.
Stars vs Canadiens Trends
- Through their last ten road games, Dallas has an puck line record of just 5-5. However, their overall record was 6-4 while averaging 3 goals per game.
- When looking at their past three matchups at home, Montreal has an puck line record of 2-1 while averaging 3 per game. The team went 2-1 overall in these games.
- Spanning across their last ten games as the betting underdog, the Canadiens have gone 7-3 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 4-6.
- 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 5-0.
When it comes to a moneyline wager, I’m going with the Canadiens to defeat the Stars while playing at home. Given the current moneyline odds at +163, I’m placing a wager on the Canadiens to win outright.
If you’re looking to get a bet down on this matchup, we foresee the Canadiens winning the underdog. However, if you’re not as confident in the Canadiens straight-up, we’d still recommend placing a bet on them to cover the puck line.
If you’re looking at the over/under line set at 6.5 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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