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NHL Game Preview - Oilers underdogs vs Stars at Dallas

Edmonton Oilers

Dallas Stars
15-28-5 January 14, 2014, 08:30 PM | American Airlines Center 20-18-7

The visiting Oilers hope for a solid performance on Tuesday as they look to steal a win at American Airlines Center against the Dallas Stars.

The Stars sit at 20-18-7 on the season; in comparison, the Oilers are currently 15-28-5. Looking to wager on the totals? Dallas is 23-19-3 OU, and Edmonton is 29-18-1 OU.

View Edmonton Oilers vs Dallas Stars Odds and Stats.

Hockey odds makers at 5Dimes opened the Stars as -186 moneyline Favorite in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 5.5 at BetOnline.

The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Stars at No. 23 and the Oilers at No. 28 heading into this contest.

Last time out for Edmonton, they were a 5-3 loser as they battled the Blackhawks on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Blackhawks at -248 were rewarded, while the 8 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

In their last action, Dallas was a 4-2 loser at home against the Islanders. Bettors on New York at +125 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Dallas's No. 12-ranked offense, averaging 2.82 goals per game, against a Oilers defense that ranks No. 30 at 3.52 goals allowed. The Stars power play is averaging 12.42% while the Oilers defense kills off 80.12% of their penalties.

Next up:
Edmonton at Minnesota, Thursday, January 16th
Dallas home to Boston, Thursday, January 16th