Free NHL Picks Today: Vancouver Canucks vs Dallas Stars 3/14/23

Free NHL Picks Today: Vancouver Canucks vs Dallas Stars 3/14/23
Tue 14th March 2023

Both teams will be out to add to winning streaks when the Dallas Stars (-135) head to face the Vancouver Canucks (+115) at Rogers Arena on Tuesday. The total is 6 (O: -115, U: -105)Dallas (37-17-13) is playing the second of a back-to-back after earning a 5-2 win over the Kraken yesterday, their third win in a row.

The Stars committed only two penalties in the game, holding Seattle without a power play goal. Five players found the net for the Stars. Jamie Benn scored and provided two assists to share the scoring lead with Miro Heiskanen, who had three assists.

Jake Oettinger saved an impressive 26 of 28 shots (.928%) in the win. Vancouver (28-32-5) is wrapping up a six-game homestand after a 5-2 win over the Senators on Saturday, their fourth straight win. Andrei Kuzmenko scored twice to lead the Canucks. Thatcher Demko only stopped 18 of 20 shots (.900%).


The Canucks won the first meeting between the teams this season, a 5-4 (OT) victory in February, their fourth straight win against Dallas. Anthony Beauvillier (2G 1A), Kuzmenko (1G 2A), and Quinn Hughes (0G 3A) each had three points to lead Vancouver. Benn led Dallas with two points (1G 1A). Demko got the win despite allowing four goals on 38 shots (.894%).


Dallas is averaging 3.45 goals per game for the season, sixth in the NHL, and they are taking on a Canucks team that is allowing 3.82 goals a game (31st).

Meanwhile, Vancouver has found the net 3.34 times a game on average, 10th in the league, and the Stars are holding opponents to 2.64 goals per game (5th).

The Stars’ 24.02% power play percentage ranks sixth in the league, while the Canucks are 11th with a conversion rate of 22.58%. Dallas has been equally successful at penalty killing, boasting the league’s fourth-highest PK% at 83.33%. Vancouver ranks 32nd at 69.27%.


With 85 points this season, seventh-most in the NHL, Jason Robertson is the top skater for the Stars. He is among the league leaders with 39 goals (7th) and has added 46 assists. In the net, Oettinger (29-9-10) is Dallas’ top goaltender by goals against average. He has a 2.40 GAA and a .920% save percentage, fourth-best in the league.

Elias Pettersson leads the Canucks in scoring with 82 points (10th in the league). He has 30 goals and 52 assists (9th). Demko (7-11-2) has the best goals against average for Vancouver at 3.48. He has a save percentage of .894%. Spencer Martin (11-15-1) has played the most games in net for the Canucks this season. He has a 3.99 GAA and a .871% save percentage.


Dallas has won five in a row away from home this season. Vancouver is seeking a fifth straight home win this season. Meanwhile, the Stars are 3-4 without a day off and 2-4 playing with a rest disadvantage. The Canucks are 2-2 with a rest advantage.

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Vancouver Canucks (+125)

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