Carolina Hurricanes vs. Dallas Stars: Prediction, Preview, Picks & Odds - 1/25/2023

by Chuck Sommers

Time: 8:30 p.m. ET
Venue: American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX
Where to watch:  BSSO, BSSW

Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks


DraftKings: EVEN
FanDuel: Stars -115, Hurricanes -105
BetMGM: EVEN
Caesars: EVEN

Season record
Hurricanes: 29-9-8
Stars: 28-13-8

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Hurricanes - Stars preview, prediction and analysis


Recent results
Hurricanes: won 5-2 at Islanders
Stars: lost 3-2 (OT) vs. Sabres

The Carolina Hurricanes will be playing the Dallas Stars on Wednesday, January 25 in Dallas, Texas.

The Carolina Hurricanes won against the New York Islanders last Saturday, January 21 in New York with a score of 5-2. The Caroline Hurricanes currently rank 1st in the Metropolitan Division. Sebastian Aho scored a hat trick for the Carolina Hurricanes. Jordan Staal had a goal and an assist and Frederik Andersen made 29 saves for Carolina.

The Hurricanes were playing their first game since forward Max Pacioretty was placed on injured reserve with a torn Achilles on Friday.
"The group, they do their job," Carolina coach Rod Brind'Amour said. "They come and they work hard regardless of who's in the lineup. We've had a lot of guys miss [time], big players miss various [games], and they just keep playing the same way. Just proud of that. That's something to hang your hat on for sure."

Staal scored 44 seconds into the first period to give the Hurricanes a 1-0 lead, redirecting Jalen Chatfield's shot in front.

Jesper Fast made it 2-0 at 3:52 when he finished a backhand pass from Staal near the left post on a 2-on-1.

"We were smart with the puck and made the right plays," Staal said. "We have trust in our game."

The Carolina Hurricanes have won five of their last 10 games.

The Dallas Stars lost against the Buffalo Sabres Monday, January 23 in Dallas, Texas with a score of 3-2 in overtime. The Dallas Stars currently rank 1st in the Central Division. Jason Robertson and Jamie Benn scored, Joe Pavelski had two assists and Jake Oettinger made 22 saves for the Stars.

"You have to give Craig Anderson some credit," Dallas coach Peter DeBoer said. "He won his 700th game. I coached him in Florida 15 years ago. He has had a great career and if you look at his numbers this year, he is [41] years old and he is doing that every night, so I put it on him.

"The other night (against the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday), we were up 4-0 on less-than-that quality of chances. Our group knows how to finish, and I give the goalie credit for the first 10 minutes."

Benn gave the Stars a 1-0 lead at 1:48 of the first period on the power play, scoring in his second straight. Uncovered at the side of the net, he took a cross-ice pass from Hintz and his initial attempt hit Anderson's skate before rebounding back to his stick for the tap-in.

After two goals scored by Buffalo, Robertson scored from in front to tie it 2-2 at 5:58.

"We needed one," Pavelski said. There's chemistry for sure. Loose puck got out to 'Robo,' and he did what he's done all year to finish it off. It felt good. The first was really good, I think.

"The first 10 [minutes] we were all over them, but we didn't extend that lead. In the second, we kind of got caught in our own end and not winning battles. That's something we need to fix."

The Dallas Stars have won four of their last 10 games.

Prediction

This could very well be a Stanley Cup Final preview, and I'm here for it. The Stars need a rebound game, and the Hurricanes are still in the process of keeping things normal while getting through the Max Pacioretty injury. Stars 4, Hurricanes 3

Betting trends

The favorite is 8-3 in the last 11 meetings.

The Hurricanes have lost 12 of the last 17 meetings in Dallas.

Stars are 1-5 in their last 6 after scoring 2 goals or less last game.

Projected lines

Hurricanes:

Teuvo Teravainen -- Sebastian Aho -- Seth Jarvis

Andrei Svechnikov -- Paul Stastny -- Martin Necas

Jordan Martinook -- Jordan Staal -- Jesper Fast

Jesperi Kotkaniemi -- Derek Stepan -- Stefan Noesen

Jaccob Slavin -- Brent Burns

Brady Skjei -- Brett Pesce

Calvin de Haan -- Jalen Chatfield

Frederik Andersen

Stars:

Jason Robertson -- Tyler Seguin -- Joe Pavelski

Jamie Benn -- Wyatt Johnston -- Ty Dellandrea

Mason Marchment -- Luke Glendening -- Denis Gurianov

Fredrik Olofsson -- Radek Faksa -- Joel Kiviranta

Ryan Suter -- Miro Heiskanen

Esa Lindell -- Jani Hakanpaa

Joel Hanley -- Colin Miller

Jake Oettinger

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Chuck Sommers

About the Author:

Chuck Sommers has camped outside of sportsbooks since he can remember, learning the tricks and nuances of the trade. He still has nightmares of betting $5,000 on the Raiders in the Tuck Rule game but has since turned that to 25 years of veteran handicapping greatness. You can find him mostly in the shadows at the Red Rock or Aliante casinos wondering if the over is cashing on any given Sunday.

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