The Vancouver Canucks will take on the Dallas Stars in an NHL game on Monday, February 28. The Canucks have had a poor season so far as they are placed sixth in the Western Conference Pacific Division with 51 points.
Meanwhile, the Stars have had a great season and are currently first in the Western Conference Central with 74 points. The Stars have won their last game and look in better shape for the upcoming challenge.
Canucks vs. Stars Odds
Canucks vs. Stars Match Details
Fixture: Vancouver Canucks vs. Dallas Stars
Date & Time: Monday, February 27, 2023, 9 pm EDT
Venue: American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX
Vancouver vs. Dallas NHL Key Stats
The Canucks have been solid offensively this season and are just four goals short of moving into the 200-goal bracket. Bo Horvat and Elias Pettersson have been superb for the team, with close to 60 goals and 70 assists between them. Patterson, with 17 goal contributions in the current month, has been brilliant.
In contrast, the defense has been poor this season and has let them down with close to four goals conceded per game. Injuries to five defenders, including Oliver Ekman-Larsson and goalie Thatcher Demko, have further weakened their defense.
On the other hand, the Stars have scored close to 190 goals this season through the contribution of 60 goals and over 60 assists from Jason Robertson and Roope Hintz. But both these players are going through a rough patch, which has also affected the team’s scoring rate lately.
But the Stars’ defense has conceded around 2.5 goals per game this season. The goaltenders have done their job, especially Goalie Jake Oettinger. Oettinger has won three games in six starts this month, conceding just two goals per game on average, and is expected to start the upcoming too.
Canucks vs. Stars Betting Prediction
The game between the Canucks and the Stars will be very interesting. Though the Canucks have lost three of their last five games, they have scored 3.6 goals per game and have allowed only 3.4 goals in return. But the Canucks have been poor on the road, allowing over four while scoring 3.4 goals per game on average.
In comparison, the Stars have done well defensively, conceding 2.8 goals per game on average. Also, the Stars have only allowed less than three goals per game at home. Though the Stars have scored less than two goals in their last five games, we should expect them to score more against the struggling Vancouver defense.
Given that the Stars are playing at home against an inconsistent and injury-hit Canucks, we can expect the Stars to cover the spread in this game.
Prediction: Stars, -1.5(-105)