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Dallas Stars home to Sharks in hockey betting action

San Jose Sharks

Dallas Stars
6-0-0 October 17, 2013, 08:30 PM | American Airlines Center 2-3-0

The Stars get a visit from the San Jose Sharks in hockey action on Thursday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

The Stars currently sports a record of 2-3-0. The Sharks are 6-0-0. Betting totals have seen the Stars post a 2-3 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Sharks have gone 2-3-1 against the number.

View San Jose Sharks vs Dallas Stars Odds and Stats.

Hockey odds makers at 5Dimes opened the Stars as 124 moneyline underdogs in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 5.5 at BetOnline.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 22-ranked Stars and the No. 1-rated Sharks in this matchup.

The Sharks were a 6-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Blues. That made winners of bettors who got San Jose at +115 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for OVER bettors.

In their last action, Dallas was a 3-2 loser on the road against the Avalanche. Bettors on Colorado at -160 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Dallas's No. 24-ranked offense (2.2 goals per game) against a Sharks defense that ranks No. 2 at 1.5 goals per game allowed. The Stars powerplay has clicked at a 23.53% rate while the Sharks have a 83.33% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
San Jose at Calgary, Saturday, October 19th
Dallas at Los Angeles, Saturday, October 19th