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Dallas Stars battle vs Vancouver Canucks highlights NHL odds menu

Vancouver Canucks

Dallas Stars
20-10-6 December 19, 2013, 08:30 PM | American Airlines Center 16-12-5

A key battle on the NHL odds menu sees visiting Vancouver duelling Dallas on Thursday at American Airlines Center.

The Stars currently sport a record of 16-12-5. The Canucks are 20-10-6. Betting totals have seen the Stars post a 18-13-2 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Canucks have gone 10-19-7 against the number.

View Vancouver Canucks vs Dallas Stars Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Stars as 105 underdogs earlier today. The over under opened at 5.5 at 5Dimes for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 16-rated Stars and the No. 5-ranked Canucks, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

The Canucks were a 3-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Wild. That made winners of bettors who got Minnesota at -110 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for PUSH bettors.

Last time out for Dallas, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Avalanche at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Stars at -110 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Dallas's No. 9-ranked offense, averaging 2.88 goals per game, against a Canucks defense that ranks No. 7 at 2.39 goals allowed. The Stars power play is averaging 11.76% while the Canucks defense kills off 89.47% of their penalties.

Next up:
Vancouver at Chicago, Friday, December 20th
Dallas at San Jose, Saturday, December 21st