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San Jose Sharks home to Stars in hockey betting action

Dallas Stars

San Jose Sharks
17-12-5 December 21, 2013, 10:30 PM | SAP Center 21-8-6

The San Jose Sharks will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Dallas Stars invade SAP Center on Saturday.

The Stars will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 17-12-5 this season, while the Sharks are 21-8-6. Dallas is 18-14-2 against the total, while San Jose is 17-14-4 versus the number.

View Dallas Stars vs San Jose Sharks Odds and Stats.

The Sharks were listed earlier today as -200 moneyline Favorite at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 5.5.

The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Sharks at No. 11 and the Stars at No. 16 heading into this contest.

The Stars were a 4-1 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Canucks. That made winners of bettors who got Dallas at +111 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.

The Sharks were a 4-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Kings. That made winners of bettors who got Los Angeles at -117 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for PUSH bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up San Jose's No. 3-ranked offense (3.23 goals per game) against a Stars defense that ranks No. 24 at 3 goals per game allowed. The Sharks powerplay has clicked at a 17.93% rate while the Stars have a 81.36% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Dallas at Los Angeles, Monday, December 23rd
San Jose home to Colorado, Monday, December 23rd