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NHL Game Preview - Stars underdogs vs Canucks at Vancouver

Dallas StarsVancouver Canucks
March 30, 10:00 PM | Rogers Arena

Dallas Stars vs Vancouver Canucks Odds

42-30-5TEAM RECORD47-21-9

A key battle on the NHL odds menu sees visiting Dallas duelling Vancouver on Friday at Rogers Arena.

The Stars will try to spoil to the party on Friday; they are 42-30-5 this season, while the Canucks are 47-21-9. Dallas is 30-38-9 on the totals; Vancouver is 33-36-8.

View Dallas vs Vancouver Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Canucks were listed as -160 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 5 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The Canucks sit at No. 6 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Stars sit at a No. 16 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Vancouver's No. 7-ranked offense (3 goals per game) against a Stars defense that ranks No. 12 at 2.6 goals per game allowed. The Canucks powerplay has clicked at a 20.4% rate while the Stars have a 83.4% rate on the penalty kill.

Dallas won its last outing, a 3-1 result against the Oilers on March 28. Bettors who backed the Stars at -125 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

The Canucks were a 1-0 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Avalanche. That made winners of bettors who got Vancouver at -155 on the moneyline, while the total score (1) was good news for UNDER bettors.

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

Vancouver Canucks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing San Jose are 7-3
After playing Colorado are 8-2
After a win are 5-5

A few Stars at Canucks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Dallas' last 5 games when playing on the road against Vancouver
Dallas is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Dallas is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Dallas' last 12 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Vancouver's last 5 games when playing at home against Dallas
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Vancouver's last 6 games
Vancouver is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Dallas
Vancouver is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Dallas at San Jose, Saturday, March 31
Vancouver home to Calgary, Saturday, March 31