Carolina Hurricanes at Dallas Stars 11/18/2014 Free NHL Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 11/17/2014
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 8:30 PM ET
American Airlines Center in Dallas
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On Tuesday night, the Carolina Hurricanes will try to snap their three-game losing streak when they visit the Dallas Stars. Last season, the Hurricanes and the Stars each picked up one win in their two-game regular season series.
The Hurricanes took plenty of shots in their game against the San Jose Sharks on Sunday, but they still ended up being shut out 2-0 on their home ice. They were 0-for-2 in the power play in that loss and they missed all 45 of their shots on goal.
The Hurricanes have scored just 2.2 goals per game this season while giving up 2.9 goals per game. Veteran goaltender Cam Ward has a 5-5-1 record through 11 starts with a shutout, a 2.44 GAA and a .907 save percentage. Defenseman Justin Faulk has scored two goals and he leads the team with nine assists.
On Sunday, Dallas gave up four goals in the third period of their game against the Chicago Blackhawks and ended up taking a 6-2 loss. They were the more physical team in that game, but they were also outshot 47-24.
The Stars are near the bottom of the league in goals against by giving up 3.3 goals per game. Their top offensive threat has been center Tyler Seguin, who has 12 goals and 22 points through 18 games. Goalie Kari Lehtonen is 6-5-4 with a shutout and a 2.90 GAA.
Carolina Hurricanes Betting Trends
Carolina Hurricanes are 5-12-0 Against the Spread
Carolina Hurricanes are 6-9-0 against the Over/Under
Dallas Stars Betting Trends
Dallas Stars are 6-12-0 Against the Spread
Dallas Stars are 8-9-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
11/16/14 RW Alexander Semin Upper Body "?" Tuesday vs Dallas
11/16/14 D Jay Harrison Lower Body "?" Tuesday vs Dallas
11/07/14 C Jordan Staal Fibula out indefinitely
11/16/14 RW Patrick Eaves Foot "?" Tuesday vs Carolina
11/15/14 RW Valeri Nichushkin Hip expected to miss 4 months
10/20/14 D Patrick Nemeth Arm out for season
10/05/14 C Rich Peverley Heart out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Dallas
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