NHL Vancouver Canucks vs Dallas Stars

NHL Vancouver Canucks vs Dallas Stars Prediction 12/21/2023

The Vancouver Canucks (22-9-2) travel to face off against the Dallas Stars (18-8-4) on Thursday, December 21st. This game will be played at American Airlines Center in Dallas. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Puck drop is set for 8:00 ET.

Vancouver Canucks vs Dallas Stars

The Vancouver Canucks Are Coming Off A Win

This season, the Canucks have put together an overall record of 22-9-2. When playing on the road, Vancouver has gone 10-6-1, while their home record stands at 12-3-1. They are currently positioned 2nd in the Western Pacific division and 2nd in the Western conference. Vancouver’s average scoring margin this season is +1.3 leading to an overall puck line record of 23-10. Their scoring margin at home is +1.9 and +.8 on the road.

In their last game, the Canucks went up against the Predators and emerged as winners with a score of 5-2. Throughout the game against the Predators, Canucks’ offense managed to score in every single period. In the game, Vancouver managed to score all five goals at even strength. They concluded with 35 shots on goal and committed 10 turnovers.

Going into the game, Vancouver was the underdog, giving them a win vs. the puck line. The teams surpassed the over/under line, which was set at 6.5 goals, with a combined total of 7 goals.

The Dallas Stars Are Coming Off A Win

In their 30 games, the Stars have a 18-8-4 record this season. While playing at their home arena, they have a 9-5-1 record, and their record on the road is 9-3-3. They are currently positioned 2nd in the Western Central division and 5th in the Western conference. Dallas heads into the game with eight wins by more than one goal, and lost six games by multiple goals. Their overall puck line record this season is 11-19.

The Stars most recently faced the Kraken at home and achieved a 4-3 win. Offensively, the Stars registered two goals during the first period and one time in the second period. In the game, Dallas managed to score all four goals at even strength. They concluded with 28 shots on goal and committed 15 turnovers.

Dallas’ straight-up victory didn’t translate to covering the puck line in the game, despite being favored by -1.5. With a combined total of 7 goals, the teams exceeded the over/under line of 6 goals set for the game.

Vancouver Offense Breakdown

On offense, the Canucks are averaging 3.8 goals per game which is 1st in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 22nd in the league. Coming into the game, the Canucks have 10-4 record when they have more shots on goal than their opponent. When they have fewer shots on goal, they are 11-5.

So far, the Canucks have an over/under record of 19-12-2. Coming into the game, they have played 21 games that went beyond the 6.5 over/under line. Their games, on average, had 6.2 goals per game.

Dallas Offense Breakdown

On the offensive side, the Stars are scoring an 3.5 goals per game this season, ranking 8th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 27th in the league. The Dallas offense is ranked 18th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 5th in the NHL.

For the season, the over/under record of the Stars’ stands at 19-11-0. They have had 19 games during the season that exceeded the 6.5 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6.7 goals per game.

Vancouver Team Defense

Defensively, the Canucks come into the season ranked 7th in goals allowed. Opponents are averging 29.9 shots per game against Vancouver. For the season, they are ranked 2nd in shutouts, coming in with 4 shutouts.

Dallas Team Defense

In terms of defense, the Stars head into the game ranked 20th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 31.2 shots per game against Dallas. So far, they are 26th in shutouts, achieving 1 shutouts.

Canucks vs Stars Trends

  • The Canucks are 3-2 puck line in their last road games and 3-2 straight-up.
  • In their last five games at home, the Stars have a straight up record of 1-4 while going 1-4 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 3 goals per game in these contests.
  • 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.
  • Going back to their previous ten games as the favorite, Vancouver has an puck line mark of 5-5 while going 6-4 straight up.

Canucks vs Stars Prediction

If you’re looking for a moneyline pick, my choice is the Stars to take down the Canucks at home. With the moneyline currently at -146, I’m placing my bet on the Stars straight-up.

When it comes to a puck line pick, our choice is the Stars to secure the win and cover. Expect the Stars to dominate this one with a multi-goal win over the Canucks.

When considering the over/under line, which is currently at 6.5 goals, we believe that this game will remain below that figure, and we recommend wagering on the under.

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

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