The Arizona Coyotes will be looking to pull off the big road upset when they visit the Dallas Stars in a meeting of two of the best defensive teams in all of hockey this season. With the Coyotes looking to extend their winning ways and the Stars looking to get back in the win column, let’s find out which team is offering the best value against their NHL Odds. Let’s see how the NHL betting odds will be for the Coyotes vs Stars.
Coyotes vs Stars NHL Spread, Preview and Predictions
- When: Wednesday February 19, 2020, 8:30 PM ET
- Where: American Airlines Center. Dallas, TX
- TV: FS-Southwest, FS-Arizona, FS-Arizona+
- NHL Odds: Arizona +140/Dallas -160 / Total: 5
Why Bet On Arizona
The Coyotes have won two straight and come into this contest off a hard-fought 2-1 win over the New York Islanders on Monday. Clayton Keller found the back of the net less than five minutes into the game and Conor Garland lit the lamp in the third period to ensure the win while becoming Arizona’s first 20-goal scorer since 2017-18.
“I mean I think it’s just, ya know, it’s just, it’s just another goal,” the 23-year-old Garland said afterward. “I just want to play well and I thought our line did a pretty good job (Monday) and it’s good that we got rewarded, we had two good games here so it’s just good to get rewarded as a line.”
Goalie Antti Raanta turned back 28 of 29 shots to get the win and improve to 13-13-3 on the year. After taking on the Stars tonight, the Coyotes have another tough date on Thursday against the defending champion St. Louis Blues.
“These are two teams who are heavily favored to go far, both similar in the way they play, both stingy defensively,” Coyotes coach Rick Tocchet said. “Great goalies, stingy defense, they’ve got some defensemen that are mobile. … We have to play our style against those two teams.”
Arizona averages a modest 2.7 goals per game (25th), but the Coyotes limit the opposition to just 2.6 goals per game defensively to rank a stellar fourth in goals allowed. Arizona has gone 15-13-3-1 on the road this season.
- Goals: 2.77
- Shots: 31.34
- PP/PK Percentage: 19.17
- Goals: 2.69
- Shots: 32.23
- PP/PK Percentage: 16.29
Arizona Coyotes NHL Betting Trends
- Coyotes are 5-12 in their last 17 overall.
- Coyotes are 2-5 in their last 7 Wednesday games.
- Coyotes are 1-4 in their last 5 games following a win.
- Coyotes are 2-8 in their last 10 games as an underdog.
- Coyotes are 1-5 in their last 6 vs. Western Conference.
Why Bet On Dallas
The Stars had their four-game winning streak snapped in their 4-3 overtime loss against Ottawa on Sunday.
John Klingberg, Stephen Johns and Joe Pavelski all scored, but goalie Anton Khudobin gave up all four goals on 46 shots to take the loss and fall to 14-7-2 on the year.
“There’s no bad points in this league,” Stars interim coach Rick Bowness said. “We knew going into this month that seven of our first nine were on the road. We haven’t lost one in regulation (on the road) so we’ll take it, but you know me, we’re never satisfied. We just want to keep pushing for those points.”
Dallas also averages 2.7 goals per game () while limiting the opposition to just 2.5 goals per game to rank a stupendous third in goals allowed. The Stars have gone 17-9-1-1 at home this season.
- Goals: 2.73
- Shots: 30.53
- PP/PK Percentage: 20.69
- Goals: 2.56
- Shots: 31.73
- PP/PK Percentage: 17.74
Dallas Stars NHL Betting Trends
- Stars are 6-1 in their last 7 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game.
- Stars are 5-1 in their last 6 games playing on 2 days rest.
- Stars are 9-2 in their last 11 Wednesday games.
- Stars are 4-1 in their last 5 overall.
- Stars are 9-4 in their last 13 vs. Pacific.
Coyotes vs Stars Expert Analysis and Prediction
While Arizona is on a nice roll and Dallas had their modest winning streak snapped the last time out, I like the Stars to rebound nicely in this affair by getting the hard-fought, one-goal win in a pairing of two, nearly identical teams. The Coyotes have struggled mightily on the road in going 1-6 in their last 7 games as a road underdog and 1-8 in their last 9 road games overall.
On the flip side of the coin, Dallas has gone 15-7 in their last 22 home games and 7-3 in their last 10 games against their Western Conference rivals. Arizona is an awful 3-14 in their last 17 road dates against Dallas and 6-18 in the last 24 meetings overall. The home team is 20-7 in the last 27 meetings while the favorite is 21-6 in the last 27 meetings. Add it all up, and it comes out to a narrow win for the Stars!
Pick: Dallas 3 Arizona 2