We have the inside NHL betting scoop on today’s game between the Dallas Stars and the Detroit Red Wings. Take the time to read our insightful preview on this game which includes a terrific 37-13 (74%) NHL totals betting system.
Thursday NHL Network Telecast: Stars/Red Wings
The Red Wings will play host to the Stars on Thursday at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit. The game will be televised in the United States on the NHL Network, and the opening face-off is slated for 7:35 PM ET. According to the NHL betting odds at Bovada, the Red Wings are a -173 money line favorite, and the posted total is 5.5. This will be the first meeting of the season between these clubs. These teams split their two matchups a season ago, and both of those contests went over the total.
Recent High Scoring Games on both Sides
The Detroit Red Wings have seen each of their previous 5-games go over the total. During that time, they scored 22-goals combined, and have gone a terrific 8-for-21 (38.1%) on the power play. High scoring games have been the flavor of the day for the Red Wings for quite some time now. They’ve seen just 2 of their last 19-games stay under the total.
The Dallas Stars have gone over the total in their previous 3-games, and 6 of their last 8. They’ve allowed an average 4.3 goals per contest in those last 8-games, and that includes surrendering 5-goals in each of their last 3-games. Dallas has gone over the total in 6 of 7 this season following a game in which they allowed 5-goals or more. Those 7-games have averaged 7.5 goals combined being scored. The Stars aren’t short of offensive firepower themselves, and have averaged 3.0 goals per game over their last 8-games.
NHL Totals Betting System
The Dallas Stars enter tonight’s NHL game with a 9-16 money line record, and Detroit has gone 14-11 on the season. The Red Wings are coming off a 4-3 home loss in their previous game versus their Atlantic Division rival the Florida Panthers. The combination of this data supports a highly profitable totals system which will be instrumental in making one of my NHL picks today.
Any team (Detroit) with a winning record that’s playing in the 1st half of the season, coming off a home loss versus an opponent from within their own division, and is facing a team with a losing record, has seen 37 of those 50-games (74%) go over the total during the past 5-seasons.
Free NHL Pick: Dallas/Detroit to go over the total of 5.5 at 5Dimes