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NHL Game Preview - Stars underdogs vs Blues at Dallas

St. Louis Blues

Dallas Stars
25-7-5 December 29, 2013, 06:00 PM | American Airlines Center 19-12-6

Hockey bettors look for value at American Airlines Center on Sunday as host Dallas battles the St. Louis Blues in hockey odds action.

The Stars bring a 19-12-6 record to the battle against the 25-7-5 Blues. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Dallas go 19-16-2 so far and the Blues go 20-13-4.

View St. Louis Blues vs Dallas Stars Odds and Stats.

If you're backing the visitors in this one, they Blues listed earlier today as favorites of -126 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 5.5, depending on the book.

The Stars sit at No. 17 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Blues sit at a No. 3 on the same chart.

St. Louis was a 6-5 winner in its last match at home against the Blackhawks. They won as -126 favorites, while the total score of 11 made winners of OVER bettors.

In their last action, Dallas was a 4-1 winner at home against the Predators. Bettors on Dallas at -150 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Dallas's No. 8-ranked offense, averaging 2.97 goals per game, against a Blues defense that ranks No. 7 at 2.43 goals allowed. The Stars power play is averaging 11.36% while the Blues defense kills off 83.85% of their penalties.

A few Blues at Stars trends to consider:
St. Louis is 2-3-1 SU in its last 6 games
St. Louis is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Dallas
St. Louis is 6-13-1 SU in its last 20 games when playing on the road against Dallas
Dallas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Dallas's last 5 games
Dallas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Dallas's last 7 games at home

Next up:
St. Louis at Minnesota, Tuesday, December 31st
Dallas home to Los Angeles, Tuesday, December 31st