Gila River Arena is playing host a Western Conference tilt as the Arizona Coyotes take on the visiting Dallas Stars. It’s the third and last time that the two clubs will meet in the regular season. The action gets going at 9 p.m. ET on Thursday, February 1, and you are able to view it live on Fox Sports Arizona.
Dallas Stars at Arizona Coyotes Odds
Dallas (+130) is playing the role of underdog to Dallas (-150), and the oddsmakers have set the Over/Under (O/U) at 6 goals (-120 for the under, +100 for the over). Those O/U odds have moved after originally opening at -110 for either.
Dallas is 28-23 straight up (SU) and has lost 2.2 units for moneyline bettors this year. 28 of its outings have gone over the total, while 22 have gone under and just one has pushed. This 2017-18 Stars team is 11-14 SU on the road.
Dallas has converted on 19.9 percent of its power play opportunities this season, a mark that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 17th out of 31 teams, and it has successfully killed off 81.1 percent of all penalties.
For the team as a whole, the Stars have been called for penalties 4.4 times per game during the 2017-18 season, and 5.6 per game over its past five outings. The team has been forced to stave off opponent power plays a whopping 18.0 minutes per game over their last five outings.
With a .917 save percentage and 26.4 saves per game, Ben Bishop (21-19-3) has been the primary option in goal for Dallas this year. If head coach Ken Hitchcock decides to rest him, however, the team may roll with Kari Lehtonen (8-7-1 record, .914 save percentage, 2.42 goals against average).
Alexander Radulov and John Klingberg will both look to continue their strong seasons for the visiting Stars. Radulov has 48 points on 20 goals and 28 assists, and has recorded two or more points 12 times. Klingberg has six goals and 42 assists to his name (and has notched at least one point in 31 games).
On the other side of the ice, Arizona is 12-38 straight up (SU) and has lost 22.5 units for moneyline bettors this year. Through 50 regular season outings, 28 of its games have gone under the total, while 21 have gone over and just one has pushed. It’s 6-18 SU at home this season.
The Coyotes have converted on just 16.8 percent of their power play chances this season, a figure that’s ranked 24th in the NHL. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 23rd overall, and it’s successfully killed off 78.9 percent of all penalties.
Coyotes players have been penalized only 3.0 times per game in total this season, and 1.6 per game over their last five at home. The team’s had to kill penalties just 4.1 minutes per game over their last 10 outings.
Antti Raanta has stopped 25.8 shots per game as the primary selection in goal for the Coyotes. Raanta has eight wins, 20 losses, and five OT losses to his credit and has registered a 2.56 goals against average and a .919 save percentage this year.
Clayton Keller (14 goals, 22 assists) will lead the attack for the Coyotes.
Dallas Stars at Arizona Coyotes Betting Predictions
Free Pick: SU Winner – Stars, O/U – Under
- Three of Arizona’s last ten games have ended in a shootout. The team is 0-3 in those games and 1-4 overall in shootouts this season.
- The total has gone under in four of Arizona’s last five outings.
- 33.3 percent of Arizona’s wins have come by two or more goals (the team is 4-22 overall in such games) while 64.3 percent of Dallas’ wins have come by two goals or more (18-16 overall in games decided by at least two goals).
- The Coyotes this season have tallied the sixth-most hits per game (24.3), but the club has averaged 27.0 over their past five home outings.