Jamie Benn, Tyler Seguin, and the Dallas Stars will face off against Phillip Danault, Tomas Tatar, and the Montreal Canadiens at Bell Centre in an East-West showdown. The puck drops at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 15, and you’ll be able to view the game live on Fox Sports Southwest.
Dallas Stars vs. Montreal Canadiens Odds
Dallas is 33-24 straight up (SU) and has earned 5.3 units for moneyline bettors this year. 36 of its outings have gone under the total, while 19 have gone over and just two have pushed. The Stars are 16-13 SU on the road in 2019-20.
Dallas has converted on 20.3 percent of its power play opportunities this year, a figure that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 12th overall, and it’s successfully killed off 82.1 percent of its penalties..
Averaging 27.3 saves per game with a .924 save percentage, Ben Bishop (21-17-4) has been the primary option in goal for Dallas this season. If Dallas chooses to rest him, however, head coach Rick Bowness might turn to Anton Khudobin (14-9-1), who has a .928 save percentage and 2.26 goals against average this year.
Over on the other bench, Montreal is 27-33 straight up (SU) and has lost 12.4 units for moneyline bettors this year. Through 60 regular season outings, 31 of its games have gone under the total, while 25 have gone over and just three have pushed. The team is 13-19 SU at home this season.
The Canadiens have converted on just 18.8 percent of their power play chances this year, a figure that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 19th overall, and it’s successfully killed off 79.1 percent of all penalties.
Carey Price has stopped 27.8 shots per game as the top option in goal for the Canadiens. Price has 24 wins, 25 losses, and four overtime losses to his name and has maintained a mediocre 2.71 goals against average and a .912 save percentage this year.
Dallas Stars at Montreal Canadiens Betting Predictions
Prediction: SU Winner – Stars, O/U – Over
- Penalties and power plays may play a critical role tonight. The Stars are 11-8 in games where they serve fewer penalty minutes than their opponent and 19-17 when they’re in the box for fewer than 10 penalty minutes, in total. The Canadiens are 8-10 when the team serves fewer penalty minutes than the opposition and 20-23 in games where they’re in the box for less than 10 minutes.
- Montreal is 4-1 in games decided by a shootout this season while Dallas is 2-2 in shootouts.
- Dallas could hold the upper hand if it’s a tight one late. The team’s 15-12 in one-goal games, while Montreal is only 13-19 in such games.
- For both of these clubs, the under has hit in four of their past five matches.
- Dallas has averaged 8.4 giveaways over its last five home games, an improvement from its season average of 12.4 giveaways per game (ranked 30th).
- Montreal skaters have averaged 14.4 giveaways over its last five home games, a rise over its season average of 12.2 giveaways per game (ranked 27th in the NHL).
- The Habs this season have tallied the fourth-most hits in the league (27.1 per game).