Any NHL team that has hit the 100-point mark at this stage of the season is one that has to be considered a legitimate playoff threat. They are also a team that you would assume would now be sporting a division title, but that is not the case with the Dallas Stars. They crossed the 100-point barrier with their latest win, but are tied with the St. Louis Blues in the amazingly good Central Division. While most teams would be resting guys at this stage of the season, the Stars are forced to play every game at a high level in order to try and secure that division win, which would almost certainly give them the number 1 seed in the Western Conference. That is a major prize to be in possession of, so it could end up being a less than pleasant visit to Dallas for the Arizona Coyotes. Keep up to date with the odds for this pro hockey betting match up at MyBookie.ag.
How To Bet the Arizona Vs Dallas NHL Odds, TV & Game Info
When: Thursday, March 31 at 8:30 PM EST
Where: American Airlines Center, Dallas
TV: FSAZ and FSSW
NHL Odds: TBA
Why bet on the Arizona Coyotes
If there was ever a season for the Coyotes (34-35-7) to take a run at a playoff spot, it was this one. The Pacific Division has been a real disappointment this season, but the Coyotes have not been able to capitalize, and 1 more loss will see them officially eliminated from playoff contention. A big part of their issue this season has been their play on the road, where they are currently 7 games below .500. Oddly enough, one of the teams that Arizona has had no problems with this season are the Dallas Stars. The Coyotes have won both regular season meetings this season, which is a surprise given that Dallas swept the series last season. Arizona are averaging 2.6 GPG, and are giving up 3.0 GPG so far this season.
Why bet on the Dallas Stars
In any other division but the Metropolitan, the Dallas Stars (46-22-9) would have had this thing locked up by now. As it is, they are going to have to go all the way down to the wire with the Blues in order to win the Central and the Western Conference. They certainly look capable of making that happen, as they are 6-2-2 in their last 10 games, and are coming into this one having won 5 of their last 6. The problem for the Stars in this one is that they have not been able to solve the Coyotes this season, and have actually been pretty comprehensively beaten by them in the previous two games. The Stars are averaging 3.2 GPG, and are giving up 2.8 GPG.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
It’s hard to see a team as good as the Stars lose 3-straight games to a team as mediocre as the Arizona Coyotes, which is why I think Dallas wins this one going away.
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