Stars Look to Finish Home Stand With a Win
The Detroit Red Wings (13-8-5) visit the Dallas Stars (15-7-5) on Saturday afternoon in a game between former Western Conference rivals. Detroit, now in the Eastern Conference, is fourth in the Atlantic Division, while the Stars are second in the Central Division.
Dallas defeated the Ottawa Senators 4-3 in overtime on Thursday night and is looking to conclude its four-game home stand on a positive note.
Detroit Excels Against Non-Division Opponents
The Red Wings have been a surprising team this season. They have kept pace with the Tampa Bay Lightning and Florida Panthers in the Atlantic Division, despite having a poor record against divisional opponents. Detroit is 2-4-2 against teams in the Atlantic Division and 11-4-3 against teams outside it.
The Red Wings are 6-3-1 in their last ten games, but they are coming off a disappointing 5-1 Thursday loss to the Panthers. Detroit played one of its most complete games of the season the game prior by defeating the Lightning 4-2, an upset according to most sportsbook odds.
“We didn’t give ourselves much of a chance,” Red Wings head coach Derek Lalonde told the Detroit Free Press after Thursday’s game. “Turnovers, lost battles, lost battles at the blue line. We had poor gaps, we retreated. Really disappointing and a really easy night for Florida. It’ll be interesting to see how our guys respond from this.”
Detroit is 14-12 against the spread (ATS) this season, so it’s important to keep that in mind when betting online.
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Oettinger a Shining Star
Dallas goaltender Jake Oettinger has become one of the best goaltenders in the NHL this season. The 23-year-old American is 10-3-3 with a 2.56 goals-against average (GAA) and a .915 save percentage. The Stars are 5-4-2 in games that Oettinger doesn’t start.
Dallas, which is 5-2-3 in its last ten games, is led offensively by Jason Robertson. He has 41 points, including 23 goals, which puts him one behind Connor McDavid for the league lead. Roope Hintz and Joe Pavelski also have at least a point per game, with 32 and 29 points, respectively.
The Stars are favored on the NHL betting lines in this game and have an impressive 16-11 record ATS but are just 7-7 at home ATS.
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Red Wings vs Stars Head-to-Head
Dallas is 26-21 all-time against the Red Wings in the regular season. The two teams haven’t played this season, but Dallas won the last three meetings, including a 5-4 victory on January 22, 2022.
Red Wings vs Stars Game Information
- Game: Red Wings (13-8-5) vs Stars (15-7-5)
- Location: American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX
- Day/Time: Saturday, Dec.10, 2 p.m. ET
- Red Wings vs Stars Live Stream: NBA Game Pass
Red Wings vs Stars Betting Lines
Red Wings vs Stars Picks & Prediction
Dallas is 8-3-3 at home this season, but just 7-7 ATS, meaning they’ve played some close games. They should be in a good position to win this game, considering Oettinger will get the start, but the Red Wings will also be motivated after their disappointing loss to the Panthers.
Expect a close game on Saturday afternoon, but one in which the Stars will ultimately prevail.
The Stars are listed at -200 in our Vegas NHL Lines. This means that if you wager $100 on Dallas to win, you have a chance to win $50. The Red Wings are +170, offering a chance to win $170.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines give the Stars a 66.67% chance to win, with the Red Wings at 37.04%.