New Jersey Devils vs Dallas Stars NHL Betting Prediction

NHL New Jersey Devils vs Dallas Stars Prediction 3/14/2024

The New Jersey Devils (31-30-4) travel to face off against the Dallas Stars (40-18-9) on Thursday, March 14th. This game will be played at American Airlines Center in Dallas and televised on ESPN+. Both the Devils and Stars will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Puck drop is scheduled for 8:00 ET.

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The New Jersey Devils Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Heading into tonight’s game against the Dallas Stars, the New Jersey Devils find themselves in 12th place in the Eastern Conference with 66 points. Their overall record of 31-30-4 includes a 9-11 mark against divisional opponents and an 18-20 record against other Eastern Conference teams.

On the road this season, the Devils have gone 16-13-2 and have lost three straight games away from home. As the underdog, New Jersey has gone 5-13-2 this season and has lost four straight games in that role.

On the road this year, the Devils’ puck line record is at 16-15, and their average scoring margin sits at .0 goals per game. So far, New Jersey has had 18 wins by multiple goals and has a puck line record of 22-43.

Coming into the game, the Devils have dropped their last two games vs. the puck line and have gone just 2-8 vs. the puck line in their last ten games. In their last ten road games, the team’s puck line record is at 5-5.

The Devils aim to bounce back following their 3-1 loss on the road to the Rangers. During the initial two periods, the Devils had trouble scoring on offense, but they turned things around by notching one goal in the third period. Against New York, New Jersey’s offense scored their only goal at even strength. They recorded 20 shots on goal overall.

Entering the game as the underdog, New Jersey not only suffered a straight-up loss but also failed to cover the puck line. The game finished below the over/under line of 6.5 with a combined total of 4 goals.

The Dallas Stars Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

At home this season, the Stars have gone 19-9-4 and are 36-14-7 when favored. In the Western Conference, Dallas is in 3rd place and 2nd in the Central Division. On the season, the Stars have a record of 40-18-9.

In their last ten games, Dallas has gone 6-4 and they are 4-1 in their last five games. Against other teams in the Western Conference, the Stars have gone 24-14 this season. In their last three games, Dallas has gone 2-1.

When playing at home this season, Dallas has a puck line record of 9-23. Overall, the Stars have gone 26-41 against the puck line. So far, Dallas has had 19 wins by multiple goals and 21 wins by one goal.

Over their last ten games at home, the Stars have gone just 3-7 against the puck line. In their last ten games overall, Dallas has a puck line record of 4-6.

The Stars are looking to bounce back from a 4-3 loss at home to the Panthers. In the offensive department, the Stars notched one goal during the first period and two times in the second period. Of Dallas’ three goals, one were scored while in power play situations. Their game ended with 30 shots on goal and 14 giveaways.

Dallas went into the game 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.

New Jersey Offense Breakdown

In terms of their offensive performance, the Devils are averaging 3.3 goals per game this season, putting them in the 12th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 11th in the league. New Jersey’s offense is currently ranked 14th in power play goals. When it comes to shorthanded goals, they are 28th in the league.

This season, the Devils have an over/under record of 36-28-1. Throughout the season, they have played 37 games that went over the 6.5 over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is 6.8 per game.

Stars Offense Breakdown

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When looking at their offense, the Stars have an average of 3.6 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 2nd in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 8th in the league. Looking at how the Stars’ offense is performing during power plays, they are 12th in power play goals and 2nd in shorthanded goals.

The Stars come in with an over/under record of 38-28-1. Over the season, there have been 38 games that have surpassed the 6.5 over/under line. Their games, on average, are at 6.7 goals per game.

New Jersey Team Defense

Entering the game, the Devils’ defense ranks 14th in takeaways, averaging 6.9 takeaways per contest. In the NHL, they currently stand at 26th in terms of goals allowed, giving up an average of 3.2 goals per game.

Dallas Team Defense

The Stars defense is currently 15th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 29.4 shots per game against Dallas. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 26th with 2 shutouts.

Devils vs Stars Trends

  • Through their last five road contests, the Devils offense has averaged 2 goals per game while allowing an average of 4. New Jersey posted an overall record of 1-4 while going 1-4 ATS.
  • In their last ten games at home, the Stars have a straight up record of 6-4 while going 3-7 vs. the spread. The team averaged 3 goals per game in this stretch.
  • Through their last three games as the underdog, the Stars have an puck line record of 2-1 and a straight up mark of 2-1.
  • In their last five contests as the favorite, New Jersey has a poor record vs the puck line going 2-3. But, they still put together a straight up mark of 3-2.

Devils vs Stars Prediction

For a moneyline pick, I’m taking the Devils to pick up on a win over the Stars and the road. With the moneyline sitting at +152, I’ll be locking in a bet on the Devils straight-up.

If you’re looking to get a bet down on this matchup, we foresee the Devils winning the underdog. However, if you’re not as confident in the Devils straight-up, we’d still recommend placing a bet on them to cover the puck line.

For those looking at the over/under line set at 6.5 goals, our expectation is that this game will surpass that mark, and we suggest making a bet on the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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