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Avalanche face Dallas Stars: NHL odds preview and stats

Colorado Avalanche

Dallas Stars
32-14-5 January 27, 2014, 08:30 PM | American Airlines Center 24-20-8

NHL wagering interest swings to the Dallas vs Colorado battle on Monday at American Airlines Center as the Stars try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

Dallas battles the Avalanche, currently with a 32-14-5 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 26-22-4 for the Stars and 24-25-2 for the Avalanche.

View Colorado Avalanche vs Dallas Stars Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Stars as -110 moneyline Favorite in this particular NHL matchup earlier. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 5.5 before betting started to move the line at 5Dimes.

It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 6-rated Stars and the No. 10-ranked Avalanche, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

Colorado lost its last outing, a 5-2 result against the Lightning on January 25. Bettors who backed the Lightning at -150 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Last time out for Dallas, they were a 3-0 winner as they battled the Penguins at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Stars at +124 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Dallas's No. 11-ranked offense, averaging 2.9 goals per game, against a Avalanche defense that ranks No. 13 at 2.63 goals allowed. The Stars power play is averaging 15.68% while the Avalanche defense kills off 81.94% of their penalties.

Next up:
Colorado home to Minnesota, Thursday, January 30th
Dallas home to New Jersey, Thursday, January 30th