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Hockey Matchup - Dallas Stars Columbus Blue Jackets Odds Preview

Columbus Blue Jackets

Dallas Stars
33-26-5 March 10, 2014, 08:30 PM | American Airlines Center 31-23-10

The Dallas Stars look to emerge victorious in NHL odds action as the Blue Jackets arrive at American Airlines Center on Monday.

This season the Stars are 31-23-10 overall while the Blue Jackets are 33-26-5. As for the totals, Dallas is 31-28-5 on the OU, and Columbus is 34-26-4.

View Columbus Blue Jackets vs Dallas Stars Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Stars as -131 moneyline Favorite in this particular NHL matchup earlier. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 5.5 before betting started to move the line at 5Dimes.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 2-ranked Stars and the No. 5-rated Blue Jackets in this matchup.

The Blue Jackets were a 1-0 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Predators. That made winners of bettors who got Columbus at +101 on the moneyline, while the total score (1) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Dallas won its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Wild on March 8. Bettors who backed the Stars at -130 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Dallas's No. 11-ranked offense, averaging 2.89 goals per game, against a Blue Jackets defense that ranks No. 15 at 2.78 goals allowed. The Stars power play is averaging 15.81% while the Blue Jackets defense kills off 81.78% of their penalties.

Next up:
Columbus home to Detroit, Tuesday, March 11th
Dallas at St. Louis, Tuesday, March 11th