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Moneyline favors Devils in battle with Stars

Dallas StarsNew Jersey Devils
Dec 16, 8:00 PM | Prudential Center

Dallas Stars vs New Jersey Devils Odds

18-11-1TEAM RECORD16-13-1

NHL wagering interest swings to the New Jersey vs Dallas battle on Friday at Prudential Center as the Devils try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

New Jersey battles the Stars, currently with a 18-11-1 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 14-11-5 for the Devils and 11-17-2 for the Stars.

View Dallas vs New Jersey Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Stars listed as underdogs of +-130 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 5, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Devils rated this week at No. 16 and the Stars sitting at No. 26.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits New Jersey's No. 20-ranked offense, averaging 2.6 goals per game, against a Stars defense that ranks No. 13 at 2.7 goals allowed. The Devils power play is averaging 12.7% while the Stars defense kills off 84.3% of their penalties.

In their last action, Dallas was a 3-2 winner on the road against the Islanders. Bettors on Dallas at -115 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

New Jersey won its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Panthers on December 13. Bettors who backed the Devils at +145 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors to the payout window.

Dallas Stars Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Los Angeles are 6-4
After playing NY Islanders are 3-3-1
After a win are 7-3

New Jersey Devils Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Buffalo are 5-5
After playing Florida are 8-2
After a win are 5-5

A few Stars at Devils trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Dallas' last 7 games on the road
Dallas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Dallas' last 8 games
Dallas is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
New Jersey is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Dallas
New Jersey is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Jersey's last 6 games at home
New Jersey is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Dallas

Next up:
Dallas home to Anaheim, Monday, December 19
New Jersey at Montreal, Saturday, December 17