Place: American Airlines Center.
Date: on the 08th of December, 2018 (Saturday)
Match start: 02:00 (GMT+1)
Tournament: USA. NHL
Dallas as always is very good at home. Stars won 9 out of 13 matches on American Airlines Center and at the same time they won three last matches and had some time to rest.
Yes, very important John Klingberg is still injured but after Ben Bishop‘s return Stars are regularly scoring the points. In five last matches they missed only nine pucks, having scored only 12 goals.
Ben Bishop has played 16 games in the starting line-up. He missed 35 goals with 2.25 GAA.
San Jose has won over Montreal (3:1) in Canada and after that left no chance for Carolina (5:1) on home ice.
Sharks in general have spent awful guest series as they have lost four out of five matches, having missed 21 pucks.
In this season Sharks can’t demonstrate good results on the fields of the rivals, they lost 10 out of 15 games, having won only three times during the regular time.
Martin Jones held 20 games in the starting line-up. He has missed 58 goals, having gained 2.90 GAA.
Statistics and head-to- heads
San Jose missed 54 goals for 15 away matches.
San Jose lost ten out of 15 away matches.
Dallas won three last matches.
Dallas won five last home matches over San Jose.
Dallas won four out of five last games over San Jose.
Bookmaker coefficients on the match Dallas vs San José
Dallas to win – odds 2.7;
Draw – 4.2;
San José to win – odds 2.5.
Dallas is in the quite good form. We know that Stars don’t score a lot of goals, but they are great in defense.
San Jose is not good in away matches and Sharks miss a lot of goals. We think that the hosts will be able to take two points.