Dallas Stars (28-22-5) vs. Florida Panthers (23-23-8)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 (BB&T Center)
Line and Odds: Florida Panthers -1.5 Over/Under: 5.5
ESPN NHL Scores Florida Panthers vs. Dallas Stars
Tuesday night is on the horizon at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, FL as the Dallas Stars come into town to take on the Florida Panthers. The Stars are doing well overall but they are going to be looking for an opportunity to rebound after back-to-back losses culminating in a close 3-2 loss to the Arizona Coyotes in their last game.
The Coyotes carried a 3-0 lead late in the game until the Stars scored two goals in rapid succession to cut the lead to 3-2. Unfortunately, they did not get any closer and had to take the L.
The Florida Panthers are coming off a game where they were blown out 5-2 by Tampa Bay. The Lightning opened up the lead in the 2nd period with a 3-1 score. Even though Florida was able to cut it to 3-2 Tampa Bay scored two more goals for a 5-2 victory. Both of these teams would love to get back on the ball, so it should be a good one to watch and wager on.
Florida only has a 2-6 record in their last 8 games against Central Division opponents. On the other hand, they are 6-2 in their 8 contests against a team that has a winning record. In their loss against Tampa Bay, Florida goalie James Reimer took the loss after a rough performance where he allowed three goals on just 12 goals faced. He now has a record of 10-10-5 for the Panthers.
In their 3-2 loss versus the Coyotes, the Stars’ Anton Khudobin took the loss after allowing all three of the goals incurred from the Panthers. His record fell to 9-10-3 on the year. Dallas is 5-2 in their last seven contests, but they are also a horrendous 12-26 in their last 38 road games.
Florida is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Florida is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Florida’s last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Florida’s last 7 games when playing Dallas
Florida is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Dallas
Dallas is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Dallas’s last 6 games
Dallas is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Dallas is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Dallas’s last 5 games on the road
ESPN NHL Picks Dallas Stars vs. Florida Panthers
This is a tough call simply because there are a lot of factors going into it. However, I personally would probably have to go with the Florida Panthers. As much as I want to go with the Dallas Stars, that horrendous road record scares me off. However, if you bet on Dallas with this game, I really won’t blame you for it. Dallas will want to stay in playoff contention; Florida will want to get into playoff contention. Either way, it will be a fun match-up.
Free NHL Pick: Dallas Stars +1.5