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Dallas Stars vs Montreal Canadiens Prediction & Betting Tips 1/2/2024

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Dallas Stars vs Montreal Canadiens 1/2/2024
  • We like the Canadiens on the moneyline (+238)
  • The Canadiens are also our pick on the spread at +1.5
  • Our NHL model projects 7 goals, and we suggest taking the under

Dallas Stars vs Montreal Canadiens Preview

Don’t miss out on the NHL showdown between the Canadiens and Stars. The game is starting at 8:00 ET on BSSW, and it’s hosted by the Stars at American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX. Get ready to place your bets!

The over/under for this game is set at 6.5 goals, and the Stars are the home favorites against the Canadiens in a non-conference matchup. Check out BetCoco for Dallas Stars – Montreal Canadiens odds

Dallas Stars vs Montreal Canadiens Head-to-Head and Key Stats

In the last three games between Montreal and Dallas, the Stars have dominated the series, going 3-0. This includes a convincing margin of victory of 2 goals per contest. Across the last three head-to-head matchups, Dallas is averaging 4 goals compared to Montreal at 2.

  • In their last ten games away from home, the Canadiens have a straight up record of 5-5 while going 6-4 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 2 goals per game in these contests.
  • Through their last ten home games, Dallas has an puck line record of just 4-6. However, their overall record was 5-5 while averaging 3 goals per game.
  • Through their last five games as the underdog, the Stars have an puck line record of 5-0 and a straight up mark of 3-2.
  • In their last three contests as the favorite, Montreal has a poor record vs the puck line going 0-3. But, they still put together a straight up mark of 3-0.

Dallas Stars vs Montreal Canadiens Prediction

Going into the game against Dallas, the Canadiens hold a 15-16-5 record. They have a 3-0-0 record when favored and 12-16-5 as underdogs. For away games this season, they have a 8-7-3 record, while they are 7-9-2 when playing at home.

On offense, the Canadiens are averaging 2.8 goals per game which is 28th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 26th in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Canadiens offense is 15th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 16th in the NHL.

Goalie Cayden Primeau gets the start and has made eight starts this season. His record at this point is 4-4, and his save percentage is 0.4158415841584158%.

Before their matchup against Montreal, the Stars arrive with a 22-9-4 record. They hold a 20-8-4 record when considered the favorites and 2-1-0 when seen as the underdogs. On the road, they have gone 10-4-3 this season and are 12-5-1 at home.

In terms of their offensive performance, the Stars are averaging 3.6 goals per game this season, putting them in the 4th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 23rd in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Stars offense is 17th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 5th in the NHL.

Goalie Scott Wedgewood comes into the game having made 14 starts this season. So far, his record is 11-2 and he has a save percentage of 0.6633663366336634%.

Despite being 1.5 goal underdogs, we predict the Canadiens to come out on top with a final score of 4-3.

Dallas Stars vs Montreal Canadiens Betting Tips

  • We like the Canadiens on the moneyline (+238)
  • The Canadiens are also our pick on the spread at +1.5
  • Our NHL model projects 7 goals, and we suggest taking the under

Dallas Stars Injury Report

  • Jake Oettinger – Lower Body – Out
  • Jerad Rosburg – Undisclosed – Out

Montreal Canadiens Injury Report

  • Carey Price – Knee – Out
  • Tanner Pearson – Upper Body – Out
  • Christian Dvorak – Upper Body – Questionable
  • Chris Wideman – Back – Out
  • Rafael Harvey-Pinard – Lower Body – Out
  • Kirby Dach – Knee – Out
  • Alex Newhook – Ankle – Out

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