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Razor NHL – 11/13/2017

Razor NHL – 11/13/2017

NHL YTD 3-4  -2.25 units

Stars/Hurricanes:

Today, the Dallas Stars and Carolina Hurricanes will get their season series out of the way, as they face off in Raleigh for the final meeting this season. There are a few interesting things about this matchup. 

The Hurricanes are among the top in the league in CORSI stats. They rank 2nd best in most shots for (36.5) and third best in fewest shots against (29.2). Something worth nothing is that they are also the absolute worse team on the Powerplay, at just a 12.2% conversion rate, and Dallas is the number one powerplay team in hockey. Fortunately for Carolina though, they are the least penalized team in hockey..averaging just 4.8 minutes of penalties per game.

The Stars are neither here nor there right now. They sit slightly above .500 with a 9-7 record so far this season, and have yet to see overtime. With a 7-8 OVER/UNDER standing, it is clear that this team is still in an identity transition under coach Ken Hitchcock. It is also evident, however, that their defense has vastly improved. The only thing they need to strive for from here on out is consistency. Hitchcock stressed the importance of winning road games in his last interview, and they will have to do so under his style; which is a physical and responsible game. 

Carolina Head Coach Bill Peters has made it clear that falling behind 4-0 early in their previous meeting is something that is still fresh in the memories of the players. Expect a better effort this time around, and a much tighter game.

 

UNDER 5.5  -120   2*

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