Taylor Hall, Kyle Palmieri, and the New Jersey Devils will do battle against Tyler Seguin, Alexander Radulov, and the Dallas Stars at the American Airlines Center for an East-West showdown. Fox Sports Southwest Plus will broadcast the game, and the puck drops at 8:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, January 2.
New Jersey Devils at Dallas Stars Odds
Moneyline odds have not yet been posted for this matchup.
Dallas is 20-20 straight up (SU) and has recorded -1.9 units for moneyline bettors this year. That winning percentage, the third-best in the Central Division in this young season, hasn’t moved much from the 42-40 record the team posted during the 2017-18 season campaign. Through 40 regular season outings, 22 of its games have gone under the total, while 14 have gone over and just four have pushed. This year, the team is 12-7 SU at home.
The Stars have converted on 20.6 percent of their power play chances this year, a mark that’s right around league average. On the other hand, their penalty kill is rated ninth overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 82.8 percent of all penalties.
Sporting a .925 save percentage and 27.2 saves per game, Ben Bishop (13-12-2) has been the top goalkeeper for the Stars this year. If head coach Jim Montgomery decides to give him a breather, however, the team may go with Anton Khudobin (8-10-10 record, .920 save percentage, 2.63 goals against average).
New Jersey has lost 8.7 units for moneyline bettors this year and is currently 15-23 straight up (SU). Through 38 regular season matches, 22 of its games have gone over the total, while 14 have gone under the total and just two have pushed. As the away team , the Devils are 4-15 SU.
The Devils have converted on 19.5 percent of their power play chances this year, a figure that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked second overall and it’s successfully killed off 84.8 percent of all penalties.
Keith Kinkaid (25.6 saves per game) has been the primary option in the net for New Jersey. Kinkaid has 12 wins, 17 losses, and six OT losses to his credit, while registering a .901 save percentage and 3.02 goals against average this year.
New Jersey Devils at Dallas Stars Betting Predictions
Free NHL Pick: SU Winner – Devils, O/U – Under
- The under has hit in four of Dallas’ last five outings.
- New Jersey skaters registered 22.6 hits per game last season, while the Stars accounted for 22.7 hits per matchup.