The Carolina Hurricanes and Dallas Stars meet Wednesday in NHL action at the American Airlines Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Carolina Hurricanes Betting Preview
The Carolina Hurricanes are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 18.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Andrei Svechnikov leads Carolina with 19 goals, Brent Burns has 24 assists and Martin Necas has 150 shots on goal. Defensively, the Carolina Hurricanes are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 80.7 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Pyotr Kochetkov has allowed 43 goal on 497 shots faced, and Antti Raanta has allowed 42 goals on 395 shots.
The Dallas Stars Betting Preview
The Dallas Stars are averaging 3.5 goals per game and are scoring on 25.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Jason Robertson leads Dallas with 32 goals, Joe Pavelski has 33 assists and Miro Heiskanen has 126 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 83.2 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Jake Oettinger has allowed 77 goal on 1,029 shots faced, and Scott Wedgewood has given up 43 goals on 485 shots.
Hurricanes vs. Stars Trends
The Hurricanes are 9-3 in their last 12 road games and 19-7 in their last 26 overall. The Stars are 1-6 in their last 7 Wednesday games and 24-11 in their last 35 vs. Metropolitan. The over is 9-1 in Hurricanes last 10 overall. The under is 20-7-1 in Stars last 28 overall. The Hurricanes are 5-12 in the last 17 meetings in Dallas. The favorite is 8-3 in the last 11 meetings.
Randy’s Free Pick
This should be a fun game between two teams that are playing great hockey at the moment, and you can make a case for either side. The difference is the Stars are at home where they play their best hockey, and it’s a place the Hurricanes don’t win often. Toss up game, I’m going to lean toward the club on its home ice.