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Stars vs Panthers Odds, Predictions and best NHL Pick for Friday (Jan 14)

Robert Duff

by Robert Duff in NHL Hockey

Jan 13, 2022 · 5:12 PM PST

Jake Oettinger save on shot
Dallas Stars goaltender Jake Oettinger (29) stops a shot by Florida Panthers left wing Anthony Duclair (91) during the overtime period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, May 3, 2021, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Joel Auerbach)
  •  The Florida Panthers are -185 home favorites vs the Dallas Stars on Friday, January 14
  • Florida leads the NHL with a 24-7-5 record and a league-best 19-3-0 home record
  • Odds and matchups can be found below with a prediction

There’s a couple of things that bettors should expect when the Florida Panthers and Dallas Stars clash on the ice in NHL action.

First of all, anticipate a close game. The last three Panthers-Stars games were all one-goal decisions. Secondly, you might want to tell the babysitter not to be expecting you home early. That’s because each of those three one-goal outcomes were determined either in overtime or via a shootout.

The Stars are 1-4 straight up over the club’s past five visits to Florida. Oddsmakers expect that trend to continue. The Panthers are set as -185 home favorites. Dallas is 4-10-1 straight up on the road this season.

Stars vs Panthers Odds

Game Time (ET) Team Moneyline Puck Line Total
Friday Jan. 14 Dallas Stars +150 +1.5 (+140) O 6.5 (+100)
7pm Florida Panthers -185 -1.5 (+120) U 6.5 (-120)

Odds as of January 13th at DraftKings.

The puck is set to drop at 7pm ET on Friday at FLA Live Arena.

Stars vs Panthers NHL Betting Trends

The Panthers have won four in a row at home, including a 5-2 verdict on Tuesday over the Vancouver Canucks. Dallas has won five of six games. However, all five wins came on home ice.

The Stars are losers of five in a row on the road. Dallas hasn’t tasted an away victory since edging the Arizona Coyotes 3-2 on Nov. 27.

The Panthers have earned at least one point in each of their past seven games (6-0-1). They’ve tallied at least four goals in all seven contests, while averaging 40 shots on goal per game. The Panthers are outscoring their opponents 38-20 since Dec. 29.

Florida leads the NHL in goals, five-on-five goals (27), shots (223) and points (13) since Dec. 29.

Stars vs Panthers Recent Results

Date Home-Away Moneyline Puck Line Over/Under
3/28/2021 Dallas 1 Florida 4 FLA FLA Under
4/10/2021 Dallas 4 Florida 1 DAL DAL Under
4/13/2021 Dallas 2 Florida 3 (OT) FLA DAL Under
5/3//2021 Florida 5 Dallas 4 (OT) FLA DAL Over
1/6//2022 Dallas 6 Florida 5 (SO) DAL DAL Over

Veteran Dallas forward Joe Pavelski went off for two goals and three assists when the Stars beat the Seattle Kraken 5-2 on Wednesday.

Pavelski is the first NHL player 37 or older to score at least five points in a game since Teemu Selanne had three goals and two assists for the Anaheim Ducks against the Colorado Avalanche on March 28, 2011. He’s riding a seven-game point streak and has 16 points over the past 11 games.

Forward Jason Robertson extended his point streak to eight games. Both Pavelski and Panthers left-winger Jonathan Huberdeau have counted nine points over the past five games. Pavelski and Florida’s Aleksandr Barkov have accounted for four goals apiece in their past five games.

Stars vs Panthers Injury Report

Dallas goalie Braden Holtby, who beat the Panthers 6-5 on Jan. 6, and forwards Alexander Radulov and Denis Gurianov are all in COVID-19 protocol and will miss the game. Forward Tanner Kero (concussion) has missed the past five games.

The Panthers are without forwards Noel Acciari (upper-body injury), Mason Marchment (COVID-19), Patric Hornqvist (COVID-19), goalies Spencer Knight (COVID-19) and Jonas Johansson (COVID-19) and defenseman Markus Nuutivara (undisclosed).

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Oettinger Taking Over Dallas Net

With Holtby out, Jake Oettinger will get the call in the Dallas net. He’s won his past three decisions but is 0-1 on the road this season.

Anton Khudonin, the 2020 Stanley Cup hero for Dallas, was recalled from the AHL Texas Stars to back up Oettinger.

Stars vs Panthers Projected Starting Goalies

Team Goalie Record SV% GAA
Stars Jake Oettinger 9-2-0 .923 2.20
Panthers Sergei Bobrovsky 17-3-3 .919 2.55

Sergei Bobrovsky has started each of Florida’s past five games, owning a 4-0-1 record over that span. Bobrovsky has earned wins in seven of his past 10 starts.

His three regulation losses are tied for the fewest among NHL goaltenders with at least 20 appearances.

Stars vs Panthers Prediction

Dallas is a different team on the road than at home. The Stars have won just two of their last seven visits to Florida.

The Panthers are winners of each of their past five home games.

Pick: Panthers ML (-185)

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