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Dallas going for a Hat Trick of Victories in the Tri-State

The Dallas Stars will continue their trek into the Tri-State when they take on the New Jersey Devils tonight. The Stars knocked off the Rangers and Islanders this past week and look to complete the hat trick when they square off vs the Devils. The Stars opened as -110 favorites to get the victory.

SHARK BITES
  • The Devils are 5-1 SU in their last six games after a loss.
  • The Stars are 9-2 SU in their last 11 games on Friday.
  • The favored team is 13-5 SU in the last 18 games in this matchup.

Dallas has been on a nice run in its last 10 games, going 7-3 SU and 6-4 ATS. Missing starting goaltender Ben Bishop hasn’t slowed them down as backup Kari Lehtonen has been filling in admirably during this road trip and is 2-0 SU, allowing only three goals. While Dallas’ road record this season has left much to be desired (8-10 SU), they’ve picked it up away from American Airlines Arena recently. The Stars are 5-1 SU in their last six games on the road, outscoring their competition 21-8. Bettors may want to back the Stars for this one and ride their wave of competency.

New Jersey is coming off a tough road loss to the Canadiens on Wednesday and will look to bounce back at the Prudential Center. The Devils are 7-7 SU at home this season and are the only potential playoff team that doesn’t have a winning record in their barn. Star forward Taylor Hall missed the game vs Montreal due to a knee contusion and is questionable for tonight’s game. If he is to miss the game, he’ll be sorely missed as in his last appearance, he netted two goals vs the Kings.

Dallas Stars vs New Jersey Devils Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Devils sit at 17-9-5 on the season; in comparison, the Dallas Stars are currently 18-13-1. Looking to wager on the totals? New Jersey is 16-14-1 OU, and Dallas is 17-14-1 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New Jersey vs Dallas injuries news.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Devils rated this week at No. 27 and the Stars sitting at No. 18.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the New Jersey Devils' No. 11-ranked offense (3.06 goals per game) against a Dallas Stars defense that ranks No. 13 at 2.88 goals per game allowed. The Devils power play has clicked at a 19.79% rate while the Stars have a 81.25% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Dallas won its last outing, a 5-2 result against the Islanders on December 13. Bettors who backed the Stars at +114 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

In their last action, New Jersey was a 2-1 loser on the road against the Canadiens. Bettors on Montreal at -179 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Betting Trends
  • Dallas is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Dallas's last 6 games
  • Dallas is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Dallas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • New Jersey is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • New Jersey is 2-11 ATS in its last 13 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of New Jersey's last 8 games at home
  • New Jersey is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Dallas

Next Betting Matchups

Dallas at Philadelphia, Saturday, December 16
New Jersey home to Anaheim, Monday, December 18

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