Oddsmakers Expecting a Lopsided Affair
It’s really no shocker that the Dallas Stars are a -350 favorite on the NHL odds at home on Saturday night against the Arizona Coyotes. The Stars sit atop the Central division with 61 points, while Arizona has about half that, with their 33 points just three ahead of Chicago for last place in the division.
The Coyotes did take two in the head-to-head matchup last Spring, though, cashing as +211 and a whopping +417 underdogs.
Let’s check the latest NHL news, stats, injury reports, and NHL lines for Coyotes vs Stars. We’ve got plenty of NHL picks for you to consider.
Another Losing Streak About to Start for Coyotes
The good news is that Arizona (14-26-5) was able to snap a season-long, nine-game losing streak with a 4-3 SO win at home against Detroit on Tuesday night. The unfortunate thing was that the victory was not the start of some miraculous turnaround, as the team went right back to their losing ways, getting shut out 4-0 against Washington on Thursday.
There’s no doubt Arizona is a bad team, as their 33 points are the fourth fewest points in the NHL. The Coyotes did what bad teams do so far to start the month – they don’t score while simultaneously letting opponents find the back of the net at will.
The Coyotes are 1-9 so far in January, being held to two goals or less in seven of those games while allowing 4+ goals in six outings. Dallas has scored at least four goals in three of their last four.
Dallas Set to Get Comfy at American Airlines
The Stars (27-13-7) are 12-5-3 at home this season, but that record is about to be on the move as Dallas doesn’t play their next road game until February 17th. There’s a nice 10-day break in there for the All-Star game, and Dallas has their next eight games on their own ice.
Dallas obviously hopes to get the long home standoff on a good note, and they’ve gained some good momentum coming off a 4-0 shutout win over the Kings on Thursday. That was the Stars’ second 4-0 win in the last three games, but they also have a 6-5 loss to Calgary and a 5-3 loss to the Sharks over the last four.
The Stars hope to find some goaltending consistency for those laying the huge -350 number when betting online. Both Jake Oettinger and Scott Wedgewood have a shutout and a 4+ goal-allowed outing over their last two starts.
Coyotes vs Stars Game Injuries
Coyotes vs Stars Head-to-Head
Arizona captured the last two meetings of the 2021/22 season, but Dallas got the 2022/23 series off to a good start with a huge 7-2 win on the road on November 3rd. The Stars had a 4-0 lead by the end of the 1st period in that game and scored on three of their first 10 shots.
Coyotes vs Stars Game Information
- Game: Coyotes (14-26-5) vs Stars (27-13-7)
- Location: American Airlines Center
- Day/Time: Saturday, 8:00 PM ET
- Coyotes vs Stars Live Stream: NHL TV
Coyotes vs Stars Betting Lines
Coyotes vs Stars Prediction
Arizona stole a couple from the Stars towards the end of last season, including a 4-3 OT win in Dallas that cashed out a whopping +417. The Stars certainly returned the favor earlier this year with a five-goal win in their only meeting, and the lack of offense and defense from the Coyotes just makes them a tough play at the sportsbook, even on the +1.5 (+110) puck line.
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Arizona is listed at +290 in our Vegas Lines. This means that if you wager $100 on the Coyotes, you have a chance to win $290. The Stars are -350, offering a chance to win $29.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Arizona a 25.64% chance to win, with the Stars at 77.78%.
Pick: Dallas Stars -1.5 (-130), Under 6 (-110)
The odds in this chart are based on the time of publication. They are subject to change.