The Dallas Stars head to Sunrise to battle the Florida Panthers on Friday. Both the Stars and Panthers are on track for the playoffs. Will Dallas play well enough for the road win? Or, will Florida protect its home ice? Keep reading for NHL odds, a preview, and a free pick for Stars vs Panthers!
Stars vs Panthers 2019 NHL Odds, Betting Preview, and Pick
- When: Friday, Dec. 20 at 7:00 pm ET
- Where: BB&T Center, Sunrise, FL
- TV: ESPN+
- Moneyline Odds: Stars +117, Panthers -145
Why the Dallas Stars are a good bet to win +117?
With their 19-12-2-2 record, the Dallas Stars are on track. They’re 8 points behind St. Louis for the division lead. But, they do have a winning record. On the road, the Stars have performed well. They’re 7-7-1-1. It starts with defense for Dallas. The Stars rank first in goals against. On Friday, they can beat a Florida squad they handled 4-2 back in March.
- Goals For: 2.6
- Shots For: 30.9
- Power Plays: 16.5%
- Face-Offs: 52.2%
- Goals Against: 2.3
- Shots Against: 31.3
- Penalty Kills: 85.7%
- Shutouts: 3
Why the Florida Panthers are a good bet to win -145?
Florida plays in the tough Atlantic Division. Although they’re 12 points behind the Boston Bruins in the division, they have an above .500 record. Florida is 16-12-2-3. They also have a big advantage on offense. The Panthers average 3.4 goals per. Dallas averages 2.6 goals per. The Panthers should push the pace at home. That could lead to a big win.
- Goals For: 3.4
- Shots For: 33.7
- Power Plays: 21.5%
- Face-Offs: 50.7%
- Goals Against: 3.2
- Shots Against: 31.2
- Penalty Kills: 82.9%
- Shutouts: 0
NHL Betting Trends for Dallas Stars vs Florida Panthers
- Stars are 5-1 in their last 6 versus the Eastern Conference
- Dallas is 18-8 in their last 26
- Road team is 12-5 in the last 17 meetings
- Under is 8-2 in Stars last 10 games on a Friday
- Florida is 2-5 in their last 7 Friday games
- Panthers are 3-8 in their last 11 games playing on 3 or more days rest
- Florida is 1-4 in their last 5 versus a team with a winning record
- Under is 6-1-1 in Panthers last 8 home games
Stars vs Panthers NHL Betting Analysis
Dallas has one of the toughest defenses in NHL. Based on goals per allowed, it’s the best defense in NHL. The Stars are also hot. They’re 4-2 SU in their last 6. They impressed in some of the games they won.
On Dec. 13, Dallas beat Vegas 3-2 in overtime. They dominated Nashville 4-1 on Dec. 14. Florida allows 3.2 goals per. That should determine the outcome of this game on Dec. 20. The Stars have scored at least 3 goals in 4-of-6. Only Edmonton has held Dallas to 1 goal or less in their last 6 matches. Back the Stars to get it done on Friday night. They beat the Panthers at decent odds.
NHL Free Pick: Stars +117