The Carolina Hurricanes are NHL live betting favorites against the Dallas Stars, maybe because their head coach Bill Peters will finally, mind you, deign to do, you know, his job. “I think we have to make some personnel changes myself. It will be my opinion, my two cents,” Peters said referring to the team’s power play situation, which he allows assistant coach Rod Brind’Amour to handle. Carolina is 1-for-26 on the p.p. in the past 10 games and 0-for-14 in the past five.
IT'S GAME DAY! The Stars return to the road to take on the Carolina Hurricanes tonight at 6:00 PM. https://t.co/nkgp29BxzU
— Dallas Stars (@DallasStars) November 13, 2017
- Date: Monday, November, 13th
- Time: 7:05 PM
- Venue: PNC Arena
- Sportsbook NHL hockey betting lines:
Stars +1½ (-275) 6 (+115) +110
Hurricanes -1½ (+235) 6 (-135) -130
More power to you
If there were a set of unwritten ice hockey betting rules, it would include this one: a team’s failure to convert on five power plays but still wins 3-1, like the Hurricanes did against the Panthers on Tuesday, that should raise a flag right there. But apparently neither Peters nor Brind’Amour were fazed by this, because Carolina went 0-for-3 on the power play with one shot Saturday in a 4-3 OT loss to the Chicago Blackhawks. “It’s costing us in some situations where we need a bit of a jump, where we could use one from the PP (power play), but we’re not getting it,” center Jeff Skinner, who missed an empty-netter against the ‘Hawks, said. The Canes are 1-5 in their last six home games, 16-36 in their last 52 Monday games, and 2-5 in their last seven games overall. The NHL live betting total has gone under in three of Carolina’s last four games, but the Hurricanes had a tendency to go beyond regulation (five times this season), allowing for more time to score more goals.
Ken Hitchcock presents
Dallas head coach Ken Hitchcock has been more hands-on than his Carolina counterpart, for example moving Jamie Benn to center with Alexander Radulov and Gemel Smith and siding Tyler Seguin with Mattias Janmark and Devin Shore, and the gamble paid off; the Stars beat the Islanders 5-0 on Friday. “We weren’t getting it done with one line,” Hitchcock said. “That line was playing well, but we weren’t winning hockey games, and we’re in the winning business.” Which is all well and good, but you might want to choose your words better lest you sound a little too much like Hue Jackson. Dallas is 9-7-0 overall but just 3-5-0 on the road, where they rank 25th in goals-against-average at 3.63 and 27th in save percentage at .883. “We need to win on the road to keep pace with everything that is going on,” Hitch added. “We have to have a better road record if we expect to be a playoff team.” The Stars are 17-35 in their last 52 games on the road, 15-7 in their last 22 Monday games, 16-36 in their last 52 games after a win, 5-1 in the last six trips to Carolina, and 6-0 in the last six encounters with the Canes. The home team is 19-7-2 in the last 28 meetings in this NHL live betting matchup.