The Dallas Stars (26-12-5) travel to face off against the Philadelphia Flyers (24-14-6) on Thursday, January 18th. This game will be played at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia and televised on NBCS. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Puck drop is set for 7:00 ET.
Stars vs Flyers
The Dallas Stars Are Coming Off A Win
On the year, the Stars are 26-12-5 and sit in 4th place in the Western Conference. In the Central Division, Dallas is in 3rd place with an 11-6 record. Over their last ten games, the Stars have gone 6-4 and have won their last two games.
When playing on the road this year, Dallas has gone 12-4-3 and have won their last two games away from home. As the favorite, the Stars have a record of 24-11-5 this season. In their last three games, Dallas has gone 2-1.
On the season, Dallas has a puck line record of 16-27 and has gone 5-5 in their last ten games vs. the puck line. So far, the Stars have 13 wins by multiple goals compared to 13 wins by just one goal.
As the favorite, Dallas has a puck line record of 13-27, and their average scoring margin when favored is +.7 goals per game. Away from home, the Stars have a puck line mark of 9-10, and their average scoring differential on the road is +.7 goals per contest.
The Stars played host to the Kings in their previous game and emerged with a 5-1 win. The Stars scored two goals in the first period against the Kings and found the net three times in the 3rd period. The Dallas offense recorded 28 shots on goal and successfully netted one time while short-handed during the game.
Dallas secured a win against the puck line, entering the game as the favorites with a -1.5 goal advantage. With a combined total of 6 goals, the game concluded below the over/under line of 6.5.
The Philadelphia Flyers Are Coming Off A Win
At home this season, the Flyers have gone 10-8-2 and are 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. In the Eastern Conference, Philadelphia is in 4th place with a record of 24-14-6. Over their last ten games, the Flyers have gone 5-5, and they have won four straight games.
When playing in the Eastern Conference, Philadelphia has gone 11-10 this season. As the underdog, the Flyers have gone 16-10-5 this season and have won two straight games as the underdog. On the year, Philadelphia has been the underdog in 31 of their 44 games.
Philadelphia enters the game with a puck line record of 28-16, including a mark of 2-1 in their last three games. So far this season, the Flyers have 14 wins by multiple goals and have gone 10-11 vs. the puck line at home.
As the underdog, Philadelphia has a puck line record of 25-6, but they have dropped their last seven games at home vs. the puck line. Overall, the Flyers have a scoring differential of +.2 goals per game, and their average scoring margin at home is -.3 goals per contest.
Facing the Blues in their last game, the Flyers won by a score of 4-2. In the opening period, the Flyers couldn’t find the net on offense, but they rebounded with two times in the second period and two goals in the third. All four goals came at even strength. They finished with 42 shots on goal and had 3 turnovers.
Entering the game as the underdog, Philadelphia came away with a victory against the puck line. The game ended with a total of 6 goals, resulting in a push on the over/under.
Dallas Offense Breakdown
When looking at their offense, the Stars have an average of 3.7 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 3rd in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 21st in the league. Dallas’ offense comes into the game ranked 16th in power play goals. And in terms of shorthanded goals, they are 3rd in the NHL.
The Stars come in with an over/under record of 27-16-0. Over the season, there have been 27 games that have surpassed the 6 over/under line. Their games, on average, are at 6.7 goals per game.
Flyers Offense Breakdown
On the offensive side, the Flyers are scoring an 2.9 goals per game this season, ranking 23rd in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 2nd in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Flyers offense is 30th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 2nd in the NHL.
The Flyers’ over/under record this season is 16-26-2. For the season, they have had 23 games failing to surpass this game’s over/under line of 6. Overall, their games are averaging 5.7 goals per game.
Dallas Team Defense
In terms of defense, the Stars head into the game ranked 21st in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29.9 shots per game against Dallas. So far, they are 23rd in shutouts, achieving 2 shutouts.
Philadelphia Team Defense
In terms of defense, the Flyers head into the game ranked 22nd in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 28.8 shots per game against Philadelphia. So far, they are 4th in shutouts, achieving 4 shutouts.
Stars vs Flyers Trends
- Dallas has played well in their previous three road games, going 2-1 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 2 goals per game while allowing 1. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 2-1.
- When looking at their past three home matchups, Philadelphia has an puck line record of 0-3 while averaging 2 per game. The team went 2-1 overall in these games.
- Looking back on the team’s last ten games as the underdog, the Flyers have a straight up record of 4-6. Their record vs the puck line in these games was 8-2.
- Dallas has done well both straight up and vs the puck line when favored to win the game, going 2-1 SU and 2-1 puck line in their last three games.
When it comes to a moneyline wager, I’m going with the Flyers to defeat the Stars while playing at home. Given the current moneyline odds at +116, I’m placing a wager on the Flyers to win outright.
Our projections have the Flyers pulling out a win as the underdog. But if you’re not as bullish as we are on the Flyers, we’d recommend at least getting a bet down on them to cover the puck line.
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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