NHL Game Preview - Stars underdogs vs Canadiens at Montreal


Dallas Stars

Montreal Canadiens
5-5-1 October 29, 2013, 07:00 PM | Bell Centre 7-5-0



Bell Centre hosts an NHL battle between the Montreal Canadiens and the visiting Dallas Stars on Tuesday.

The Canadiens sport a record of 7-5-0 heading into this matchup, while the Stars sit at 5-5-1 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 3-9 for the Canadiens and 7-4 for the Stars.

View Dallas Stars vs Montreal Canadiens Odds and Stats.

The Stars were listed as 153 underdogs on the hockey moneyline earlier at Bovada. The total was set at 5 before betting started earlier on Tuesday at BetOnline.

This game puts the Canadiens, most recently No. 6 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Stars, who rate a No. 25 in the latest survey.

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In their last action, Dallas was a 4-3 winner on the road against the Sabres. Bettors on Dallas at -138 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Montreal won its last outing, a 2-0 result against the Rangers on October 28. Bettors who backed the Canadiens at +107 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (2) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Montreal's No. 14-ranked offense (2.92 goals per game) against a Stars defense that ranks No. 22 at 3.09 goals per game allowed. The Canadiens powerplay has clicked at a 24% rate while the Stars have a 79.49% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Dallas at Quebec, Friday, November 1st
Montreal at Minnesota, Friday, November 1st