Dallas
Stars
Stadium American Airlines Center
18-11-3 Overall | 6-4-2 CENTRAL 4th
TEAM STATSGFGAPOWER PLAY
Stars8476 17.2%
Schedule
Regular season
Sun  12/1
@
Wild
L / SO2-3
Tue  12/3
@
Jets
L1-5
Thu  12/5
vs
Jets
W / OT3-2
Sat  12/7
vs
Islanders
W3-1
Tue  12/10
vs
Devils
W2-0
Fri  12/13
vs
Golden Knights
8:00pm
Sat  12/14
@
Predators
6:30pm
Mon  12/16
vs
Oilers
8:30pm
Thu  12/19
@
Lightning
7:00pm
Fri  12/20
@
Panthers
7:00pm
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS

Their odds to win it all are 16/1, 5.9% (#6). Their 1.1% chance is #14 in the league which is not high enough to be a good bet. In simulations, they win the West 4.1% of the time and are not a good value at 7/1, 12.5%. The Stars are averaging 93.4 points per sim so we recommend betting them to come under 97.5. At -310 the Stars are not a good value to make the playoffs with a 67.6% chance. Their odds of winning their division are 7/2, 22.2%. They win the division in 10.5% of simulations. Their average wins per simulation puts them at #8 in the West.

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REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES

They were expected to win 50% of their games last season so their 43-32-7 met expectations. Against the money line they turned a +48 profit. They broke even against the money line. They went 43-39 on puck lines (-198 loss). More of their games came in under (50) than went over (24). Based on computer simulations they only have a 43% chance to beat the Bruins in their next game. The table below shows their upcoming games, their simulation based win percentage and their recent head to head record (WL, ATS, OU).

TEAM STATISTICAL STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES

Their record is slightly better than it should be. Since 10/2/2018 their average goal differential is +0.15 (includes playoff games) which ranks #16 in the league, but their rank based on points (per game) is #15. This is a relatively better home team than a road team. They are the #10 ranked team in goal differential in home games, vs #16 in road games.

OFFENSIVE STATS PER GAME (League Rank):

DEFENSIVE STATS PER GAME (Lower # is Better):

TEAM FANTASY LEADERS

The table below show the most valuable fantasy players on the team led by Ben Bishop who is projected to be the #4 Goalie. The Better Option column shows the player directly above him and the Better Than column shows the player directly below him in the projected position rankings.

Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
14 Benn, Jamie LW6-220507/18/1989No College
30 Bishop, Ben G6-721011/21/1986No College
11 Cogliano, Andrew LW5-1017706/14/1987No College
15 Comeau, Blake RW6-120002/18/1986No College
18 Dickinson, Jason C6-220007/04/1995No College
37 Dowling, Justin C5-1018010/01/1990No College
12 Faksa, Radek C6-322001/09/1994No College
42 Fedun, Taylor D6-120006/04/1988No College
34 Gurianov, Denis RW6-320006/07/1997No College
4 Heiskanen, Miro D6-119007/18/1999No College
24 Hintz, Roope C6-322011/17/1996No College
13 Janmark, Mattias LW6-119512/08/1992No College
35 Khudobin, Anton G5-1119505/07/1986No College
3 Klingberg, John D6-319008/14/1992No College
23 Lindell, Esa D6-321505/23/1994No College
2 Oleksiak, Jamie D6-725512/21/1992No College
16 Pavelski, Joe C5-1119507/11/1984No College
10 Perry, Corey RW6-320505/16/1985No College
45 Polak, Roman D6-224004/28/1986No College
47 Radulov, Alexander RW6-120507/05/1986No College
91 Seguin, Tyler RW6-120001/31/1992No College
5 Sekera, Andrej D6-019506/08/1986No College