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Slumping Stars Desperate for Win Friday

Dallas Stars NHL

The Dallas Stars were a dominant force in the opening few months of the NHL season but that feels like a distant memory as the floundering club takes a four-game losing streak into Friday’s meeting with the New Jersey Devils.

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone OVER in 11 of the Stars’ previous 15 games.
  • The Stars are 0-5 SU in their last five games as home favorites.
  • The visitor is 4-13 SU in the last 17 meetings between the Stars and Devils.

At online shop Bovada, the Stars are presently -240 favorites in moneyline markets while the Devils are +190. As far as the total is concerned, OVER 5 goals is priced at -110 while UNDER 5 is currently -120.

Dallas has gone just 10-16 SU in 26 games in 2016 and heads into Friday’s contest as losers of seven of its previous eight games. The Nashville Predators were the most recent team to feast on the Stars’ lackluster defense, scoring five goals is a 5-3 triumph on Tuesday.

It is difficult to win hockey games when you are allowing 4.25 goals per game, as the Stars have been doing during their losing streak. Luckily, perhaps, for Dallas, the team faces the NHL’s most futile offense in the form of the Devils. New Jersey has scored just 145 goals this season - lowest in the league - but five of those came in Thursday night’s 5-4 win at the Nashville Predators.

The Devils have been anything but evil for their backers when going up against teams from the Western Conference recently. In their last six contests versus the west, the Devils have gone 6-0 SU. The Stars, on the other hand, have gone 1-7 SU in their last eight games against clubs from the Eastern Conference.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

NHL Hockey odds makers at Bovada had the Dallas Stars as -195 moneyline favorites in this betting matchup. Those over under betting saw the line open at 5 at BetOnline.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 3.1-2.3 result in favor of the Stars. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

New Jersey Devils vs Dallas Stars Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Stars sit at 38-20-7 on the season; in comparison, the New Jersey Devils are currently 31-27-7. Looking to wager on the totals? Dallas is 35-29-1 OU, and New Jersey is 20-30-15 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Dallas vs New Jersey injuries news.

The Devils - Stars odds would favor the Devils if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Dallas is rated No. 14 in the current Odds Shark poll, while New Jersey is at No. 7.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Dallas Stars No. 2-ranked offense (3.22 goals per game) against a New Jersey Devils defense that ranks No. 8 at 2.46 goals per game allowed. The Stars powerplay has clicked at a 21.84% rate while the Devils have a 81.73% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, New Jersey was a 5-4 winner on the road against the Predators. Bettors on New Jersey at +226 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Dallas was a 5-3 loser in its last match on the road against the Predators. They lost as +127 underdogs, while the total score of 8 made winners of OVER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • New Jersey is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Jersey's last 6 games
  • New Jersey is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 13 of New Jersey's last 19 games on the road
  • Dallas is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 11 of Dallas's last 15 games
  • Dallas is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Dallas's last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

New Jersey home to Pittsburgh, Sunday, March 6th
Dallas at Ottawa, Sunday, March 6th