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NHL betting line favors Stars over Avalanche

Colorado Avalanche

Dallas Stars
22-9-1 December 17, 2013, 08:30 PM | American Airlines Center 15-12-5

NHL wagering interest swings to the Dallas vs Colorado battle on Tuesday at American Airlines Center as the Stars try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

The Stars sport a record of 15-12-5 heading into this matchup, while the Avalanche sit at 22-9-1 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 18-12-2 for the Stars and 13-18-1 for the Avalanche.

View Colorado Avalanche vs Dallas Stars Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Stars as -116 Favorite earlier today. The over under opened at 5.5 at 5Dimes for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Stars at No. 16 and the Avalanche at No. 27 heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Dallas's No. 9-ranked offense, averaging 2.88 goals per game, against a Avalanche defense that ranks No. 6 at 2.34 goals allowed. The Stars power play is averaging 11.3% while the Avalanche defense kills off 81.19% of their penalties.

Next up:
Colorado home to Edmonton, Thursday, December 19th
Dallas home to Vancouver, Thursday, December 19th