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Moneyline favors Maple Leafs in battle with Stars


Dallas Stars

Toronto Maple Leafs
13-9-4 December 05, 2013, 07:00 PM | Air Canada Centre 14-11-3



The Toronto Maple Leafs will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Dallas Stars invade Air Canada Centre on Thursday.

Toronto battles the Stars, currently with a 13-9-4 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 13-14-1 for the Maple Leafs and 14-10-2 for the Stars.

View Dallas Stars vs Toronto Maple Leafs Odds and Stats.

If you're backing the visitors in this one, they Stars listed earlier today as underdogs of 124 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 5.5, depending on the book.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 24-ranked Maple Leafs and the No. 21-rated Stars in this matchup.

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The Stars were a 4-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Blackhawks. That made winners of bettors who got Dallas at +195 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

Last time out for Toronto, they were a 4-2 loser as they battled the Sharks at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Sharks at -175 were rewarded, while the 6 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Toronto's No. 15-ranked offense, averaging 2.75 goals per game, against a Stars defense that ranks No. 22 at 2.92 goals allowed. The Maple Leafs power play is averaging 24.71% while the Stars defense kills off 81.18% of their penalties.

A few Stars at Maple Leafs trends to consider:
Dallas is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Dallas is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Dallas's last 6 games on the road
Dallas is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Toronto
Toronto is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games
Toronto is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games at home


Next up:
Dallas home to Philadelphia, Saturday, December 7th
Toronto at Ottawa, Saturday, December 7th

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