Hockey odds preview - Toronto vs. Dallas


Toronto Maple Leafs

Dallas Stars
27-20-5 January 23, 2014, 08:00 PM | American Airlines Center 21-20-8



The visiting Maple Leafs hope for a solid performance on Thursday as they look to steal a win at American Airlines Center against the Dallas Stars.

The Stars currently sport a record of 21-20-8. The Maple Leafs are 27-20-5. Betting totals have seen the Stars post a 25-20-4 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Maple Leafs have gone 28-21-3 against the number.

View Toronto Maple Leafs vs Dallas Stars Odds and Stats.

If you're backing the visitors in this one, they Maple Leafs listed earlier today as underdogs of 129 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 6, depending on the book.

The Stars sit at No. 22 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Maple Leafs sit at a No. 24 on the same chart.

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Toronto was a 5-2 winner in its last match on the road against the Avalanche. They won as +170 underdogs, while the total score of 7 made winners of OVER bettors.

The Stars were a 4-0 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Wild. That made winners of bettors who got Dallas at -130 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Dallas's No. 15-ranked offense, averaging 2.82 goals per game, against a Maple Leafs defense that ranks No. 22 at 3 goals allowed. The Stars power play is averaging 14.44% while the Maple Leafs defense kills off 77.78% of their penalties.

Next up:
Toronto at Winnipeg, Saturday, January 25th
Dallas home to Pittsburgh, Saturday, January 25th
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