Toronto Maple Leafs vs Dallas Stars prediction
I think Value with the Stars and here is why.
As much as i love the leafs ( brought me the most units this season i think ), i think this might be closer than the odds sugges.
Firstlt, most of their results, or at least playing great hockey, have come on the road. Indeed, no team plays more explosive on the road than the Leafs so with a massive 714 SCF ( 1st ), 289 HDCF (1st ), 6.13 xGF ( 2nd ).
At home however the Leafs have a 5.45 xGF ( 11th ).
Also they are vulnerable on the defensive side. They have at home a 5.07 xGA ( 19th ).
Rielly ( 27 points ), Mikheyev ( 23 points ) and important defender Ceci are injured out while Andersen is back and he will start in net today. He is 1-0 against Dallas this season but with a 3.00 GAA.
The Stars on the other side are this season playing well on the road as well. They are still without good ole Pavelski but they have in fact on the road a great 50.91 xGF% ( 7th best ) and a massive 51.24 HDCF% (4th) which shows how well balanced they are.
-Stars are 8-3 in their last 11 games as a road underdog.
Bishop is confirmed in net and he has been one of the best goalies this season with an unreal 22.73 GSAA (!).
-Underdog is 8-2 in the last 10 meetings.
Hence backing the Stars as a road dog for plus money.
Toronto Maple Leafs vs Dallas Stars betting tips
Dallas Stars ML (Stake: 8)Odds: 2.37 at Pinnacle
Result: 2-3 WON (+10.96 units)
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