The Dallas Stars host the visiting Carolina Hurricanes in Wednesday’s best game and a matchup with potential value in the NHL betting markets. Both the Stars and Canes sit atop their respective divisions at the moment, making this game a true potential Stanley Cup Finals preview. In our NHL betting picks for Wednesday, we break down this massive Hurricanes vs Stars showdown.
Taking a look at the NHL betting odds for the January 25 slate will show little between the Stars and Canes in the moneyline odds. This game is currently priced as a pick ‘em at most sportsbooks with both teams getting -110 odds at the time of writing.
Hurricanes vs Stars Betting Pick
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This game will be played at American Airlines Center at 8:30 PM ET on Wednesday, January 25, 2023.
Why Bet the Stars:
✅ Dallas holds a significant special teams edge between the two teams. Carolina ranks 25th in powerplay and 11th in penalty kill while the Stars sit in the top five in both categories.
✅ Jake Oettinger is expected to start in goal for the Stars and his presence should be a gamechanger in the rematch with the Canes. Backup Scott Wedgewood played in the Stars 5-4 overtime loss in Carolina on December 22.
✅ The Stars have played well following losses this season, holding a 13-8 record after a defeat. Expect them to bounce back after their OT loss against the Buffalo Sabres in a game against a potential Cup Finals opponent.
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The Carolina Hurricanes remain red hot as they are on another heater in a season filled with win streaks. The Canes are 4-0-1 in their last five games, keeping pace with the New Jersey Devils in the race for first place in the Metropolitan Division.
Carolina recently lost Max Pacioretty, who suffered a potentially season ending Achilles injury in a scary non-contact injury. Pacioretty’s absence wasn’t felt in Carolina’s first game without him in a 5-2 win over the New York Islanders but his injury is a blow given he was brought in to provide goalscoring experience come playoff time.
The Canes are hard to beat because they outshoot their opponents nearly every night. Carolina averages 35.3 shots per game and allows just 26.5 on the other end, ranking first in the league in shots on goal allowed.
Frederik Andersen has appreciated the tidy defensive play in front of him as he has made his return to the Hurricanes goal. Andersen has a .942 save percentage and a perfect 4-0-0 record since making his way off the IR.
Dallas plays host to the biggest challenge of their eight game homestand in the Hurricanes on Wednesday night. Carolina’s 15-4-6 road record is one of the best in the NHL but the Stars hold a key special teams advantage they hope to exploit to cool off the streaking Canes.
Carolina is in the middle of a cold 2 for 21 stretch in powerplay situations. The Stars are one of the hardest teams to score on, allowing just 2.6 goals per game and if the Hurricanes can’t score on the powerplay it could be a long night of even strength hockey.
The Stars defense has been playing at an even higher level of late, registering three shutouts in the last five games. Jake Oettinger was in goal for all three of those shutouts, adding to his résumé in the Vezina Trophy race.
Finishing chances will be a key to the game for the Stars against the Hurricanes. Dallas registered the first ten shots of the game against the Buffalo Sabres and scored the game’s first goal but failed to add enough insurance goals in an eventual 3-2 overtime loss.