Money Line Pick
The Dallas Stars have one of the best records in the Western Conference. They enter this game with a record of 28-18-4 and 60 points, which puts them in 3rd place in the Central division and ties the Calgary Flames for the 4th best record in the Western Conference. However, Dallas is coming off a 3-5 loss at home against the Maple Leafs and have lost three of their previous four games. They will look to bounce back following the loss when they travel to take on the New Jersey Devils. Meanwhile, the New Jersey Devils have one of the worst records in the NHL. They enter this game with a record of 18-24-8 and 44 points, which is the 2nd worst record in the Eastern Conference and 3rd worst record in the NHL. The Devils are coming off a 5-6 shootout loss against the Nashville Predators at home on Thursday and have lost four of their previous five games. I look for Dallas to win this game on the road against the Devils.
Over Under Pick
Neither team is averaging a ton of goals offensively this season. Dallas is averaging the 5th fewest goals per game with 2.62. However, they have been one of the best teams at limiting goals from their opponents as they are allowing the fewest amount of goals with 2.54. Meanwhile, the New Jersey Devils enter this game, averaging 2.70 goals per game, which ranks 26th in the NHL. They are also allowing the 2nd most goals per game with 3.64. With both teams being below-average in terms of goals per game, I look for the under 5.5 goals to be the winning side.