The Dallas Stars (26-13-5) travel to face off against the New Jersey Devils (23-17-3) on Saturday, January 20th. This game will be played at Prudential Center in Newark and televised on ESPN+. The Devils are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Stars are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Flyers. Puck drop is set for 7:00 ET.
Stars vs Devils
The Dallas Stars Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
When playing on the road this season, Dallas has gone 12-5-3 and has been the favorite in 41 of their 44 games. Over their last ten games, the Stars have gone just 5-5 and have dropped to 4th place in the Western Conference standings.
Overall, Dallas has a record of 26-13-5 and has earned 57 points. Against teams from the Eastern Conference, the Stars have gone 17-12 this season.
On the season, Dallas has a puck line record of 16-28, including going 13-28 when favored. So far, the Stars have 13 wins by multiple goals and 13 wins by just one goal. In their last ten games, Dallas has gone 5-5 against the puck line.
As the favorite, the Stars have a scoring margin of +.6 goals per game in their 41 games as the favorite. In their last three games, Dallas has gone 2-1 against the puck line, and their average scoring margin on the road this year is +.5 goals per game.
Following a 5-1 loss on the road to the Flyers, the Stars are eager to bounce back. The Stars couldn’t find the net offensively in the first or third periods against the Flyers, but they did score one time in the second period. For the game, Dallas’ only goal came at even strength. Overall, they had 15 shots on goal vs. Philadelphia.
Dallas went into the game favored by -1.5, giving them a loss vs. the puck line. A total of 6 goals were scored in the game, resulting in a push on the over/under.
The New Jersey Devils Are Coming Off A Win
At home this season, the Devils are 9-10-2 and have lost their last two games. In the Eastern Conference, New Jersey is in 10th place and has a record of 16-11 against conference opponents. Overall, the Devils are 23-17-3 and have lost three of their last five games.
As the underdog, New Jersey has gone 3-6-1 this season and has been the underdog in 10 of their games. Against the Metropolitan Division, the Devils have gone 8-5 this year.
So far this season, New Jersey has gone just 14-29 against the puck line, including a mark of just 2-19 at home. Their average scoring margin for the year is at exactly 0 goals per game.
Through their first 33 games as the underdog, the Devils have gone just 4-6 against the puck line and their average scoring margin in those games is at -.1 goals per game. In their last ten home games, the team has gone just 1-9 against the puck line.
Facing the Blue Jackets in their last game, the Devils won by a score of 4-1. In terms of offense, the Devils faced a dry spell in the first and third periods against the Blue Jackets, but they managed to score four times in the second period. In the game, New Jersey managed to score all four goals at even strength. They concluded with 32 shots on goal and committed 1 turnovers.
New Jersey also picked up a win against the puck line, coming into the game favored by -1.5. With a combined total of 5 goals, the game concluded below the over/under line of 6.5.
Dallas Offense Breakdown
In terms of their offensive performance, the Stars are averaging 3.6 goals per game this season, putting them in the 3rd spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 22nd in the league. In terms of the Stars’ offense during power plays, they are 17th in power play goals and 3rd in shorthanded goals.
This season, the Stars have an over/under record of 27-16-1. Throughout the season, they have played 27 games that went over the 6.5 over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is 6.7 per game.
Devils Offense Breakdown
On offense, the Devils are averaging 3.4 goals per game which is 8th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 18th in the league. The Devils went 17-8 in games where they had more shots than their opponents. However, in games with fewer shots on goal, their record was 6-8.
So far, the Devils have an over/under record of 25-17-1. Coming into the game, they have played 26 games that went beyond the 6.5 over/under line. Their games, on average, had 6.9 goals per game.
Dallas Team Defense
The Stars defense is currently 18th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 30.2 shots per game against Dallas. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 23rd with 2 shutouts.
New Jersey Team Defense
The Devils’ defense comes into the game with a ranking of 21st in takeaways and an average of 6.5 takeaways per contest. They hold 27th place in the NHL for goals allowed, with an average of 3.1 goals given up per game.
Stars vs Devils Trends
- Across their ten previous road games, Dallas has an puck line mark of 3-7. Their straight up record in these matchups was 4-6 while averaging 2 goals per game.
- Through their last ten home games, New Jersey has an puck line record of just 1-9. However, their overall record was 4-6 while averaging 2 goals per game.
- Spanning across their last ten games as the betting underdog, the Devils have gone 4-6 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 3-7.
- The Stars have played well in their last five games as the betting favorite, going 3-2 straight up and 3-2 against the spread.
When making a moneyline pick, my choice is the Stars to come out with a win against the Devils while playing on the road. Considering the moneyline odds at -134, I’m placing my bet on the Stars to win outright.
When it comes to my suggested pick for the puck line, I’d advise taking the Devils to cover. Even in the event of a Stars victory, this matchup is likely to remain closely contested, and the Devils should 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.
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