The Dallas Stars are in Arizona tonight where they take on the Coyotes. The Stars have played the Coyotes well of late winning 5 of the last 6 meetings overall and they have also won the last 6 in a row played in Arizona.
Head to Head Trends
Stars are 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
Under is 8-1-1 in the last 10 meetings in Arizona.
Arizona Coyotes (+135)
The Arizona Coyotes are 4th in the Pacific Division with 58 points 11 points back of the 1st place LA Kings. The Coyotes had a hot stretch in late December and early January that saw them pick up points in 13 of 15 games. During that stretch the Coyotes were scoring a lot of goals but since then their offense has kind of dried up again scoring 2 or less goals in 9 of their last 13 games.
On the season the Coyotes are averaging 2.68 goals per game on offense which isn’t all that bad but their defense/goaltending is near the bottom of the league allowing 3.04 goals per game. The Coyotes also have a fairly high shooting percentage at 9.73% so it’s no real surprise to see them going into a scoring slump.
Arizona Coyotes Trends
Coyotes are 2-6 in their last 8 overall.
Coyotes are 4-13 in their last 17 vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
Dallas Stars (-145)
The Dallas Stars are 2nd in the Central Division with 80 points just 1 point back of the 1st place Chicago Blackhawks but the Blackhawks do have 3 more games played. The Dallas Stars were probably the best team in the league until they hit that rough stretch in January that saw them lose 7 of 8 games.
The Stars have bounced back nicely however winning 7 of their last 9 games and one of those losses came in overtime so their has been just one game over their last 9 that they have failed to pick up at least a single point. The Stars were in a bit of a scoring slump for a while but they seem to be back firing on all cylinders scoring 4 or more goals in 5 of their last 8 games.
Dallas Stars Trends
Stars are 7-2 in their last 9 overall.
Stars are 5-0 in their last 5 vs. a team with a losing record.
I like the Dallas Stars over the Coyotes in this one. These are two teams going in opposite directions right now. The Coyotes have lost 6 of their last 8 games while the Stars have won 7 of their last 9 games and are back playing like one of the best teams in the league again.
Free Pick: Dallas Stars -145