Division Leaders Clash
The Carolina Hurricanes have won four out of their last five games and now lead the Metropolitan Division. In three of their last four victories, they’ve been able to score at least five goals as their offense is clicking.
We’ll see if they can keep it up against a strong team like Dallas that excels defensively. The Stars are also a division leader as they’re in first in the Centra,l but they’ve cooled off as of late. They have just five wins in their last 11 games.
Are the Hurricanes the best option versus the NHL betting odds or is there a better option for those who bet online?
Let’s check the latest NHL news, stats, injury reports, and NHL lines for Hurricanes vs Stars. We’ve got plenty of NHL picks for you to consider.
Carolina Goaltending Back on Track
The Carolina Hurricanes have been excellent in their last five games. In their last four wins, this team hasn’t allowed the opposing team to score over two goals.
In those matchups, they’ve scored a total of 18 goals and allowed just seven. The lone loss during this five-game span was against the Vancouver Canucks 4-3 in a shootout.
Goaltender Frederik Andersen has started in four of the last five games and could get another nod here. He’s missed a good chunk of time with an injury but is 9-3-0 with a 2.40 goals-against average and a .910 save percentage.
The Hurricanes had lost four in a row, giving up 19 goals in the process. The return of Andersen has stabilized the back end, which is why this team’s arrow is again pointing up.
Stars Inconsistent of Late
The Dallas Stars boast the second-best defense in the entire league, allowing just 2.55 goals per game. Much of this can be attributed to the fact that they have one of the best goaltenders around in Jake Oettinger.
Oettinger is 21-7-5 with a 2.22 GAA and a .925 save percentage. He’s tied for the fourth-best record amongst goalies, the third-best GAA and is tied for the second-best save percentage.
Even in the games that he’s given a breather, they are left in good hands by Scott Wedgewood, who is 7-6-3 with a solid 2.97 GAA and a .911 save percentage.
The main issue of late for the Stars has been the offense. They’ve managed just 13 goals in their last six losses, so they need to find more offense. That could be difficult against the Canes, who excel defensively.
Hurricanes vs Stars Game Injuries
Hurricanes vs Stars Head-to-Head
These teams have met up once this season, with the Hurricanes picking up the 5-4 victory.
Hurricanes vs Stars Information
- Game: Hurricanes (29-9-8) Stars (28-13-8)
- Location: American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX
- Day/Time: Wednesday, Jan. 25, 8:30 p.m. ET
- Hurricanes vs Stars Live stream: NHL.TV
Hurricanes vs Stars Betting Lines
Hurricanes vs Stars Picks and Prediction
The total for this game is currently set at six in the sportsbook and it makes the under look enticing. Both teams have goaltenders who are getting the job done consistently lately.
On top of that, the Stars’ offense has really labored over the last month. That being the case, go under the number with your NHL picks as we should see a 2-1 or 3-2 type of result.
Dallas is listed at -110 in our Vegas NHL lines. This means that if you wager $100 on the Stars, you have a chance to win $91. Carolina is -110, offering a chance to win $91 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives the Hurricanes a 52.38% chance to win, with the Stars at 52.38%.