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NHL Betting Preview - Vancouver Canucks Underdogs vs Dallas Stars at Vancouver

The Vancouver Canucks will look to bolster their win total and reward fans moneyline betting when the Dallas Stars invade Rogers Arena on Thursday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NHL betting line for this matchup, Vancouver sat as 104 underdogs over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5.5 at Bovada but may move closer to puck drop.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 3-2.8 win for the Canucks on Thursday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Dallas Stars vs Vancouver Canucks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Canucks sit at 28-32-9 on the season; in comparison, the Dallas Stars are currently 27-32-10. Looking to wager on the totals? Vancouver is 27-30-12 OU, and Dallas is 38-31 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Vancouver vs Dallas injuries news.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Vancouver Canucks rated this week at No. 29 and the Dallas Stars sitting at No. 12.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Vancouver Canucks No. 28-ranked offense (2.3 goals per game) against a Dallas Stars defense that ranks No. 30 at 3.3 goals per game allowed. The Canucks powerplay has clicked at a 13.5% rate while the Stars have a 73.99% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Dallas lost its last outing, a 7-1 result against the Oilers on March 14. Bettors who backed the Oilers at -175 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (8) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Vancouver was a 6-3 loser in its last match at home against the Bruins. They lost as favorites, while the total score of 9 made winners of OVER bettors.

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

Next Betting Matchups

Dallas at Calgary, Friday, March 17th
Vancouver at Edmonton, Saturday, March 18th