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Carolina Hurricanes vs Dallas Stars Preview

Dallas Stars

Carolina Hurricanes
37-27-11 April 03, 2014, 07:00 PM | PNC Arena 33-32-11

NHL wagering interest swings to the Carolina vs Dallas battle on Thursday at PNC Arena as the Hurricanes try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

The Hurricanes currently sport a record of 33-32-11. The Stars are 37-27-11. Betting totals have seen the Hurricanes post a 29-40-7 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Stars have gone 38-32-5 against the number.View Dallas Stars vs Carolina Hurricanes Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Dallas before puck drop in this match found them as -116-moneyline favorites at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 5.5, ccording to BetOnline.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Hurricanes rated this week at No. 24 and the Stars sitting at No. 8.

The Stars were a 5-0 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Capitals. That made winners of bettors who got Dallas at +100 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Last time out for Carolina, they were a 4-1 winner as they battled the Penguins on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Hurricanes at +170 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Carolina's No. 23-ranked offense, averaging 2.51 goals per game, against a Stars defense that ranks No. 18 at 2.83 goals allowed. The Hurricanes power play is averaging 13.96% while the Stars defense kills off 80.99% of their penalties.

A few Stars at Hurricanes trends to consider:
Dallas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Dallas's last 14 games
Dallas is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Dallas's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Carolina's last 9 games
Carolina is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home
Carolina is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing Dallas
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Carolina's last 7 games when playing Dallas

Next up:
Dallas at Tampa Bay, Saturday, April 5th
Carolina home to New Jersey, Saturday, April 5th