The Pittsburgh Penguins ride on to Dallas to play the Stars after picking up a fantastic win against the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday. The Penguins have reclaimed their Wild Card slot after giving it to the Panthers for the day. They will spend the next month continuing to fend off Florida. This Wild Card race could come down to the final game of the regular season.
They have an opportunity here to increase their lead in the standings, but the Stars will be a tough out as they are chasing the one-seed in the Western Conference. However, at the moment they are tied with the Wild for the slot in the Central Division, and both teams are four points behind the Vegas Golden Knights in the West. So all this to say, both teams really need a win tonight.
Penguins vs Stars Match Details
Fixture: Colorado Avalanche @ Dallas Stars
Date & Time: Thursday, March 23 , 2023; 3:30 p.m. EDT
Venue: American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX
Penguins vs Stars Betting Odds
|Penguins||+1.5 (-200)||+128||Over 6.5 (-105)|
|Stars||-1.5 (+165)||-154||Under 6.5 (-115)|
Penguins vs Stars Best Picks
Several bets to consider in what will no doubt be a tight game. Both teams are playing well, but the Stars are trying to bust out of a losing slump. To make that happen, they will rely heavily on Jake Oettinger.
Oettinger has not been at his best of late, but he is a guy who can turn things around on a dime. Any given night he can stand on his head, and Dallas could certainly use that here tonight.
Jake Oettinger Over 28 Saves (-115)
Penguins vs Stars Prediction
This is a tough game to handicap, but with the Stars being at home, they certainly deserve an edge.
Penguins busted out of a slump in their last game, and they are not going to want to enter a new one. So while they will have to be at their best to win in Dallas, the Penguins should be able to pick up a much needed win here tonight.