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Calgary Flames vs. Dallas Stars
NHL Hockey: Thursday, October 10th, 2019 8:30 PM EST TIME
The Calgary Flames are looking to get back on track as they enter Dallas with a recent point against the Los Angeles Kings. On the flip side, the Dallas Stars have yet to win at home this season as they are still trying to give the fans what they want.
Looking To Get Back On TrackThe Calgary Flames are hoping to light the fire once again as they come into this game with an overall record of 1-1-1. For the Flames, they are being led by two stellar lines and four solid defensemen but their goalies of choice this season has been a hit and miss with David RittichandCam Talbot. On the road this season, the Flames have yet to win a game as their lone road game came against the San Jose Sharks in a 5-3 loss against the Colorado Avalanche. To make matters even worse, the Flames are not the best against the Dallas Stars as Dallas has pretty much owned this series as of late. For the Flames, they are going to send out goalie David Rittich for this game. He currently holds a .924 save percentage on the season.
On the season the Calgary Flames have been hot and cold this season on both sides of the puck. They are averaging 3.0 goals per game and to make it a solid even, they are allowing 3.0 goals per game. They have been one of the best on the defensive side in penalty kills holding a 78.5%
Starting To Turn it AroundThe Dallas Stars are ready to turn the season around as they finally have a win on the season. The Stars come into this game-breaking a three-game losing streak with a win against the Washington Capitals. It was a much-needed win for the Stars as the losses against the Boston Bruins, St. Louis Blues and Detroit Red Wings were all tough challenges. Now they get to face off against another top team in the Flames. Even though the Stars have had no problems scoring this season, it has been the defense allowing goals left and right. For the Stars, they will be sending out Goalie Ben Bishop in this game as he currently holds a 1-2 record with a 2.71 GAA and .902% save percentage. Can Bishop get his second win of the season?
On the season the Dallas Stars have been horrible on the defensive side but a possible winning streak could be on the horizon. They are averaging 2.5 goals per game and just like the Calgary Flames, they are allowing 3.0 goals per game. They have been one of the best on the defensive side in penalty kills holding a 89.5%
- Stars are 189-93-14 in their last 296 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400.
- Stars are 63-31 in their last 94 games as a home favorite of -151 to -200.
- Flames are 1-5 in their last 6 vs. a team with a losing record.
- Flames are 1-5 in their last 6 games as a road underdog of +110 to +150.
- Flames are 0-4 in their last 4 games following a win.
The Bottom Line What to bet on this game.
Full-Game Side Bet
Going with the Stars is a must in this game as they have held their own against the Flames in previous matches. The Stars currently hold an 8-2-0 record in the past 10 games against the Flames with scoring an average of 2.60 goals per game. On the flip side, they have held the Flames to 1.70 goals per game margin.
Prediction: STARS ML
Full-Game Total Pick
The Dallas Stars have held the Flames to under two goals a game average in the past ten games as I see that trend continuing. Both of these defenses have the star power to get the job done but have yet to showcase this season. Expect a low scoring game on Thursday. The Under is 4-0-2 in Stars last 6 Thursday games as well as 13-3-1 in Stars last 17 vs. Pacific. Give me the Under.