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Oilers trying to break out vs Stars

The Edmonton Oilers are hoping to snap out of their funk Thursday when they host the Dallas Stars. The reeling Oilers are 1-6 SU in their last seven and are desperate to get back in the win column at Rogers Place.

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Edmonton’s last 9 games.
  • The Stars are 8-2 SU in their last 10 games against teams with losing records.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Dallas’ last 6 games in Edmonton.

Although the Oilers’ record has been awful to start the season, their last three games have been encouraging as they only lost by one goal each time. Their competition in those matchups was against some top dogs like Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and Chicago. It’s a potential sign of a turnaround coming for Oil Country and the -115 moneyline is the smart play for bettors.

The total is set at 6 for this Western Conference matchup and bettors should take advantage of the UNDER. Edmonton has only scored 15 goals in eight games this season, good for dead last in the NHL. And it’s not like the Stars have been firing on all cylinders either, ranking 20th in the league this season with 2.89 goals per game. Opening at -115, consider placing a wager on the UNDER and get yourself a payout.

Puckline bettors must be frustrated with Dallas this season, as they’re having a hard time cashing a winning ticket. The Stars are 0-5 ATS in five games on the road this season and 3-10 ATS in their last 13 dating back to last season. Dallas has been on a rough stretch since they led the Western Conference standings in 2015-16. Placing a wager on Edmonton to secure the puckline victory may be the right choice as they’re 4-1 ATS in their last five against Dallas.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you're going with the Edmonton Oilers in this one, they were listed as moneyline favorites of -135 on most NHL betting menus (such as Bovada) early today for Thursday's contest. The OVER/UNDER total was at 6 earlier at Bet365.

OddsShark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 3.7-2.2 victory for the Stars. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Dallas Stars vs Edmonton Oilers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Edmonton Oilers bring a 2-5-1 record to the battle against the 5-4-0 Stars. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Edmonton go 3-5 so far and the Stars go 5-4. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Edmonton vs Dallas injuries news.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Edmonton Oilers rated this week at No. 8 and the Dallas Stars sitting at No. 10.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Edmonton's No. 31-ranked offense, averaging 1.88 goals per game, against a Stars defense that ranks No. 14 at 2.89 goals allowed. The Oilers power play is averaging 15.38% while the Stars defense kills off 90.91% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Oilers were a 2-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Penguins. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at -160 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Dallas is 3-10 ATS in its last 13 games
  • Dallas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Dallas is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Dallas is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Edmonton is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Edmonton's last 9 games
  • Edmonton is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games at home
  • Edmonton is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Dallas at Calgary, Friday, October 27
Edmonton home to Washington, Saturday, October 28