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NHL betting line favors Canadiens over Stars

Dallas StarsMontreal Canadiens
Feb 21, 7:30 PM | Bell Centre

Dallas Stars vs Montreal Canadiens Odds

29-26-4TEAM RECORD24-26-10

Hockey bettors look for value at Bell Centre on Tuesday as host Montreal battles the Dallas Stars in hockey odds action.

This season the Canadiens are 24-26-10 overall while the Stars are 29-26-4. As for the totals, Montreal is 25-29-6 on the OU, and Dallas is 24-30-5.

View Dallas vs Montreal Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Canadiens were listed as -145 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 5 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 11-ranked Canadiens and the No. 24-rated Stars in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Montreal's No. 15-ranked offense (2.7 goals per game) against a Stars defense that ranks No. 18 at 2.8 goals per game allowed. The Canadiens powerplay has clicked at a 14.1% rate while the Stars have a 81.3% rate on the penalty kill.

Dallas lost its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Predators on February 19. Bettors who backed the Predators at -139 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors to the payout window.

Last time out for Montreal, they were a 3-1 loser as they battled the Devils at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Devils at +100 were rewarded, while the 4 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Dallas Stars Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Los Angeles are 6-4
After playing Nashville are 2-8
After a loss are 4-6

Montreal Canadiens Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Washington are 5-5
After playing New Jersey are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

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

Next up:
Dallas at Chicago, Thursday, February 23
Montreal at Washington, Friday, February 24

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