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Columbus Blue JacketsDallas Stars
Dec 29, 8:30 PM | American Airlines Center

Columbus Blue Jackets vs Dallas Stars Odds

9-22-5TEAM RECORD20-14-1

Columbus pays a visit to Dallas on Thursday, hoping to shut down the Stars bats in hockey action at American Airlines Center.

The Stars currently sports a record of 20-14-1. The Blue Jackets are 9-22-5. Betting totals have seen the Stars post a 15-18-2 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Blue Jackets have gone 17-18-1 against the number.

View Columbus vs Dallas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Columbus before the first pitch in this match will find them as +-175-moneyline underdogs. They will see an opening total of 5.5.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 25 (Stars) and the No. 27 (Blue Jackets) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Dallas' No. 15-ranked offense, averaging 2.7 goals per game, against a Blue Jackets defense that ranks No. 29 at 3.4 goals allowed. The Stars power play is averaging 14.7% while the Blue Jackets defense kills off 74.6% of their penalties.

The Blue Jackets were a 2-1 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Flames. That made winners of bettors who got Calgary at -118 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Last time out for Dallas, they were a 5-3 loser as they battled the Blues on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Blues at -190 were rewarded, while the 8 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Columbus Blue Jackets Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Washington are 3-7
After playing Calgary are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

Dallas Stars Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Los Angeles are 6-4
After playing St. Louis are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few Blue Jackets at Stars trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Columbus' last 11 games when playing Dallas
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Columbus' last 5 games when playing on the road against Dallas
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Columbus' last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Columbus' last 17 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Dallas' last 11 games when playing Columbus
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Dallas' last 5 games
Dallas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Columbus
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Dallas' last 5 games when playing at home against Columbus

Next up:
Columbus home to Washington, Saturday, December 31
Dallas home to Boston, Saturday, December 31

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