Florida Panthers at Dallas Stars Betting Preview
06 January 2022
— Thursday, January 06th Florida Panthers @ Dallas Stars
After a rough few weeks for the NHL, the action on the ice has started to heat up once again. The Dallas Stars host the Florida Panthers on Thursday night for what should be a terrific matchup between playoff contenders.
Florida just continues to impress, and they enter Thursday night with 48 points on the year. The Panthers have won four straight games and this recent run has them in second place in the Atlantic Division.
Dallas has been up and down all season long, and they enter this matchup with 32 points on the year. The Stars have won two straight games, but they are going to have to turn it on in a hurry if they want to sneak into the playoffs in the Central Division.
The Florida Panthers are the moneyline favorites at -132 for this game.
Panthers Playing With Pace
The Florida Panthers have been stockpiling talent for the last few seasons, and that talent has been on full display this year. Florida comes into this game averaging 3.85 goals per game, but they give up goals as well due to their fast-paced style of play.
Jonathan Huberdeau leads the way for Florida with 31 assists and 42 total points on the year. Anthony Duclair has registered a team-high 13 goals on the year, but the Panthers have a ton of offensive weapons to use.
Sergei Bobrovsky has been terrific in net for the Panthers as he is giving up just 2.45 goals per game. Florida doesn’t always focus a ton on the defensive end of the ice, but they can take chances with such a strong goaltender.
Dallas Has to Defend
If Dallas is going to have any chance of winning this hockey game then they have to find ways to defend their own net. The Stars are allowing 2.9 goals per game this season, and that could spell some trouble against a high-powered Panthers offense.
Dallas has been a great team on special teams as they have killed off 80 percent of their penalties. The Stars have also converted on the power play nearly 27 percent of the time, and that could play a key role in this matchup.
Joe Pavelski leads the team with 12 goals and 15 assists, and he is going to have to spark this offense for Dallas. The Stars don’t have the weapons to keep up with the Stars and they will have to slow down the pace in this matchup.
Panthers Pound the Stars
Dallas has struggled to get defensive stops all season long, and that is going to be a real problem in this matchup. Florida has been cruising on offense all year, and this is going to be a big night for the Panthers.
Look for Dallas to keep this game close for a period, but they just don’t have the talent to keep up for three periods. This will turn into a big win for the road team, and a disappointing night for the hosts.
Bet the Florida Panthers -3 over the Dallas Stars in this NHL matchup on Wednesday night.
Dunkel Index Pick: Florida Panthers -3 goals
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