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Stars open as moneyline underdog vs Avalanche


Dallas Stars

Colorado Avalanche
15-11-5 December 16, 2013, 09:00 PM | Pepsi Center 21-9-1



Hockey bettors look for value at Pepsi Center on Monday as host Colorado battles the Dallas Stars in hockey odds action.

The Stars will try to spoil to the party on Monday; they are 15-11-5 this season, while the Avalanche are 21-9-1. Dallas is 17-12-2 on the totals; Colorado is 12-18-1.

View Dallas Stars vs Colorado Avalanche Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Dallas before puck drop in this match found them as 143-moneyline underdogs at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 5.5, ccording to BetOnline.

The Avalanche - Stars odds would favor the Stars if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Colorado is rated No. 27 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Dallas is at No. 16.

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The Stars were a 6-4 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Jets. That made winners of bettors who got Dallas at +100 on the moneyline, while the total score (10) was good news for OVER bettors.

In their last action, Colorado was a 2-1 loser at home against the Wild. Bettors on Minnesota at +117 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Colorado's No. 10-ranked offense (2.84 goals per game) against a Stars defense that ranks No. 24 at 3 goals per game allowed. The Avalanche powerplay has clicked at a 14.61% rate while the Stars have a 79.81% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Dallas home to Quebec, Tuesday, December 17th