On Tuesday, the Dallas Stars attempt to take a closer step to the postseason. The Stars host the New York Rangers in a game between a decent offense and a great defense. Can the Dallas Stars hold NYR to under their average goals per game? Or, will the Rangers solve Dallas’ blue line? Check out NHL odds, a preview, and a free pick for Rangers vs Stars!
Rangers vs Stars NHL Odds, Preview, and Pick
- When: Tuesday, March 10 at 8:30 pm ET
- Where: American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX
- Moneyline Odds: Rangers +146 / Stars -166 / Over/Under Odds: 5 ½
GAME DAY. pic.twitter.com/Lg3LnLjLPZ— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) March 10, 2020
Why New York Rangers are a good bet to win +146
The Rangers have made progress. This was supposed to be a rebuilding season. NYR didn’t get the memo. New York has not only become one of the top offensive hockey teams in NHL, but they’ve also built a winning record. When it comes to away games, forget it. NYR rocks. The Rangers are 18-12-1-1 in away games this season. They can upset the Stars on March 10.
- Goals For: 3.3
- Shots For: 31.1
- Power Plays: 23.9%
- Face-Offs: 46.3%
- Goals Against: 3.1
- Shots Against: 34.2
- Penalty Kills: 78.3%
- Shutouts: 0
Why Dallas Stars are a good bet to win -166
While NYR relies on a strong offense, the Dallas Stars rely on the best defense in hockey. Dallas allows 2.5 goals per. That ranks second in NHL. The Stars haven’t allowed more than 2 goals in 3 straight. Dallas hasn’t given up more than 2 goals in 5-of-7. If the Stars hold the Rangers to under their per goal average, there’s a good chance Dallas wins this.
- Goals For: 2.6
- Shots For: 30.5
- Power Plays: 21.1%
- Face-Offs: 51.8%
- Goals Against: 2.5
- Shots Against: 31.7
- Penalty Kills: 79.8%
- Shutouts: 5
NHL Betting Trends for New York Rangers vs Dallas Stars
- Rangers are 9-1 in their last 10 on the road
- NYR is 8-1 in their last 9 games as a road underdog
- Rangers are 1-4 in their last 5 overall
- Over is 5-0 in Rangers last 5 on the road
- Stars are 0-5 in their last 5 overall
- Dallas is 0-5 in their last 5 versus a team with a winning record
- Stars are 13-4 in their last 17 playing on 2 days rest
- Under is 5-1 in Stars last 6 playing on 2 days rest
Rangers vs Stars NHL Final Betting Analysis
The Rangers offer overlay odds. NYR is 1-4 SU in their last 5. The loss to New Jersey doesn’t make sense. The other 3 losses do. The Rangers battled the hottest team in hockey, the Philadelphia Flyers, twice within those 5 games. They also hosted St. Louis on March 3. On March 5, they beat the Washington Capitals 6-5.
The Dallas Stars haven’t scored a goal in 2 straight. No doubt, the Stars could wake up. Dallas beat the Rangers 5-3 in the last head-to-head. That’s not a sure thing, though. The Stars scored a single goal versus Edmonton on March 3. That’s 1 goal in the last 9 periods.
NYR has a sweet 8-1 record in their last 9 on the road as an underdog. Dallas’ offense has struggled big time. Take a shot that New York gets it done.
NHL Free Pick: Rangers +146