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Dallas Stars vs Carolina Hurricanes Betting Preview

Carolina Hurricanes

Dallas Stars
26-23-9 February 27, 2014, 08:30 PM | American Airlines Center 27-21-10

Hockey bettors look for value at American Airlines Center on Thursday as host Dallas battles the Carolina Hurricanes in hockey odds action.

The Hurricanes will look to vanquish their hosts on Thursday, as they are 26-23-9 this season, while the Stars are 27-21-10. Carolina is 23-28-7 against the total, while Dallas is 27-26-5 versus the number.

View Carolina Hurricanes vs Dallas Stars Odds and Stats.

The Stars were listed earlier today as -157 moneyline Favorite at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 5.5.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 6-ranked Stars and the No. 15-rated Hurricanes in this matchup.

In their last action, Carolina was a 3-2 loser on the road against the Sabres. Bettors on Buffalo at +121 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors home happy as well.

In their last action, Dallas was a 2-1 winner at home against the Coyotes. Bettors on Dallas at -147 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Dallas's No. 13-ranked offense, averaging 2.83 goals per game, against a Hurricanes defense that ranks No. 16 at 2.78 goals allowed. The Stars power play is averaging 15.12% while the Hurricanes defense kills off 80% of their penalties.

Next up:
Carolina at Los Angeles, Saturday, March 1st
Dallas home to Tampa Bay, Saturday, March 1st