The Dallas Stars were a dominant force in the opening few months of the NHL season but that feels like a distant memory as the floundering club takes a four-game losing streak into Friday’s meeting with the New Jersey Devils.
- The total has gone OVER in 11 of the Stars’ previous 15 games.
- The Stars are 0-5 SU in their last five games as home favorites.
- The visitor is 4-13 SU in the last 17 meetings between the Stars and Devils.
At online shop Bovada, the Stars are presently -240 favorites in moneyline markets while the Devils are +190. As far as the total is concerned, OVER 5 goals is priced at -110 while UNDER 5 is currently -120.
Dallas has gone just 10-16 SU in 26 games in 2016 and heads into Friday’s contest as losers of seven of its previous eight games. The Nashville Predators were the most recent team to feast on the Stars’ lackluster defense, scoring five goals is a 5-3 triumph on Tuesday.
It is difficult to win hockey games when you are allowing 4.25 goals per game, as the Stars have been doing during their losing streak. Luckily, perhaps, for Dallas, the team faces the NHL’s most futile offense in the form of the Devils. New Jersey has scored just 145 goals this season - lowest in the league - but five of those came in Thursday night’s 5-4 win at the Nashville Predators.
The Devils have been anything but evil for their backers when going up against teams from the Western Conference recently. In their last six contests versus the west, the Devils have gone 6-0 SU. The Stars, on the other hand, have gone 1-7 SU in their last eight games against clubs from the Eastern Conference.