Dallas Stars vs Columbus Blue Jackets 11/9/2023 – Thursday night will bring an exciting clash between two fierce opponents from the Central and Metropolitan divisions, the Dallas Stars (with an impressive 7-3-1 record) will meet Columbus Blue Jackets (5-4-5-3). As Dallas has excelled throughout their inaugural season in the NHL with precision, this showdown promises an exhilarating battle on the ice. The NHL picks and predictions are up and running with every detail for bettors to place their bets.
Dallas Stars vs Columbus Blue Jackets 11/9/2023
When: Thursday, November 9, 7:30 PM ET
Where: Nationwide Arena
Dallas Stars vs Columbus Blue Jackets 11/9/2023 Betting Odds:
The Stars clawed back, but the fight came too late.
— Dallas Stars (@DallasStars) November 7, 2023
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The Dallas Stars, currently sitting atop their division’s Central division standings, have proven their worth to fans everywhere. Although recently defeated by Boston Bruins 3-2, which tested them, Dallas has proven itself capable of competing with some of the NHL’s best teams and is 4-1-1 on their road record to prove this point.
Dallas Stars Are Dominating in the Central Division
Offensively, the Stars have been outstanding, scoring an average of 2.82 goals per game. But their true strength lies in their defensive wall at the blue line; they allow only 2.55 goals against per game on average – fourth best in all of the NHL. Special teams have had mixed results – power play efficiency stands at 9.7% leaving room for improvement while penalty kill rates stand out with an outstanding 92.55% rate, showing resilience when shorthanded.
Joe Pavelski and Roope Hintz have led the Stars’ offense with 11 points each; Pavelski contributed 5 goals and 6 assists while Hintz contributed 6 of his own. On defense, the Stars have limited opponents’ shots per game to an average of 33.5 on average; Jake Oettinger has been their staunch protector, boasting an outstanding save percentage of.933.
Columbus Takes His Stand
On the other side of the rink, the Columbus Blue Jackets are gearing up for an intense battle. After suffering a painful 5-4 overtime loss to the Florida Panthers last weekend, they’re counting on resilience as an edge in this matchup. Boone Jenner emerges as an offensive powerhouse leading his team with six goals – providing the offensive spark they sorely need.
Ivan Provorov, their leading setup man, has contributed nine assists; however, his negative plus/minus rating suggests tightening up defensively. They have found some success on special teams with their 14.6% power play success rate but defensive concerns still exist with an average goals against per game of 3.25.
Examining the statistics, the Dallas Stars are favorites in this matchup. Their dominance on the road, coupled with an almost impenetrable penalty kill of 92.55% makes them clear winners of this battle royale. Columbus may prove tough competition but has struggled to stay consistent at goal where Elvis Merzlikins has seen his save percentage dwindle to an alarmingly low 897 save percentage.
Dallas’ potency on offense combined with their superior goaltending performance is projected to overwhelm Columbus’ defenses, while their recent setback against Boston will no doubt serve as fuel to their resilience and determination in returning from defeat with pride and determination.
NHL Latest Odds: DAL -200 ; O/U 6
On Thursday night’s matchup between Columbus and Dallas will offer fans an electrifying spectacle. Dallas looks to assert their dominance thanks to offensive firepower and defensive resilience; Columbus proves difficult opponents however and may look for any weakness in their opponent’s game to capitalize on.
Stars Betting Trends
Dallas are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games.
Dallas is 6-2 SU in their last 8 games against Columbus.
Stars are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games on the road.
Dallas is 3-8 SU in their last 11 games when playing on the road against Columbus.
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Dallas’ last 18 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference.
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Dallas’ last 11 games against an opponent in the Metropolitan Division
Blue Jackets Betting Trends
Columbus are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Columbus’ last 5 games against Dallas.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Columbus’ last 5 games at home.
Columbus are 8-3 SU in their last 11 games when playing at home against Dallas.
Columbus are 3-8 SU in their last 11 games against an opponent in the Western Conference.
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Columbus’ last 14 games against an opponent in the Central Division
Dallas Stars vs Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Pick
As soon as the puck drops and players take to the ice, hockey fans can look forward to an exhilarating showdown between these two iconic teams in an NHL arena. Will the Stars continue their impressive march through the league or can the Blue Jackets pull an upset on home turf? Thursday evening will hold all the answers as two formidable squads vie for supremacy on ice hockey’s great stage. The Stars are predicted to win as per the free sports betting picks.
Score Prediction: Stars 4, Jackets 2.