The Florida Panthers will look to rectify what has been their only blemish in their last seven games: A loss to the Dallas Stars. With the latest news, stats, and injury reports, the Panthers are sizable favorites on the NHL betting lines thanks to a 23-11 record as a favorite. The Stars have also been on a roll as these two hot teams rematch.
Dallas Stars (18-13-2) vs Florida Panthers (24-7-5)
Panthers Won’t Be Denied Twice
After enduring a three-game skid, Florida rattled off four straight victories until running into the Stars. In what turned out to be a fun back-and-forth with 10 goals, the Panthers lost a narrow one in a shootout. The team rebounded by beating Carolina and the resurgent Vancouver Canucks.
Florida has been the hottest team in the NHL offensively, averaging 5.4 goals with a +18 goal differential in its last seven games. This comes despite getting outshot and outchanced in several spots. Goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky continues his renaissance and posted a 92.3 percent save percentage (SV%) in six of these games.
Lost a bit in tonight’s scoring spree, Bobrovsky stopped 42 of 44 shots to improve to 17-3-3 on the season.
— Jameson Olive (@JamesonCoop) January 12, 2022
Bobrovsky has been a catalyst for Florida as his ability to cover up their many mistakes. He has an 88.7 SV% against scoring chances and 85.6 percent in high-danger situations and has allowed Florida to play ultra-aggressively. Bet online on the Panthers as a fun team that could just capture the Presidents’ Trophy.
Stars Shooting Up Again
After going through a losing streak of its own, Dallas has risen again with five wins its last six games. Like the Panthers, the Stars are getting it done with their offense. But unlike the Panthers, Dallas is a hot-and-cold team. It either blows up, scores a lot of goals and wins, or it doesn’t and loses.
During their five-game losing skid, the Stars scored one or fewer goals in four straight times. In their last five wins, the Stars have averaged five goals per game, including dropping seven against Minnesota.
Jason Robertson continues to be a star for Dallas and has 10 points in its last six games. Dallas is 7-2-0 in games where he has multiple points. The defense remains solid but Robertson fueling the offense is what makes the Stars a contender.
Dallas Stars vs Florida Panthers Head to Head
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Dallas Stars vs Florida Panthers Game Information
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Location: FLA Live Arena
Dallas Stars vs Florida Panthers Live Stream: NHL Live
Dallas Stars vs Florida Panthers Betting Lines
Dallas Stars vs Florida Panthers Prediction
On paper, this one should lean toward Dallas. The Stars can have just as prolific of an offense as Florida, plus they play sounder defense. However, Dallas becomes a shell of itself on the road with a 4-10-1 record. They average just two goals on the road, the second-fewest in the NHL.
That simply won’t do against Bobrovsky and the Panthers. Florida may get cavalier on its two-way play, but it has the firepower to make up for the goals it gives up. So whether this one is high-scoring or not, the Panthers have the edge.
Pick: Florida Panthers -210
Dallas’s goal-scoring woes on the road will be why this one won’t produce 10 goals like it did the last time. Six of Dallas’ and Florida’s last nine games have also gone under, so find the under 6½ on the sportsbook and bet on it.