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Stars face Detroit Red Wings: NHL odds preview and stats

Dallas StarsDetroit Red Wings
Feb 14, 7:30 PM | Joe Louis Arena

Dallas Stars vs Detroit Red Wings Odds

28-24-3TEAM RECORD38-17-2

Hockey bettors look for value at Joe Louis Arena on Tuesday as host Detroit battles the Dallas Stars in hockey odds action.

The Red Wings are 38-17-2 so far on the season. The Stars, meanwhile, are 28-24-3. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Detroit go 24-33 and the Stars go 24-28-3 on the totals.

View Dallas vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Stars listed as underdogs of +-210 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 5.5, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 3-ranked Red Wings and the No. 23-rated Stars in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Detroit's No. 4-ranked offense (3.2 goals per game) against a Stars defense that ranks No. 18 at 2.9 goals per game allowed. The Red Wings powerplay has clicked at a 17.8% rate while the Stars have a 80.9% rate on the penalty kill.

In their last action, Dallas was a 4-2 loser at home against the Kings. Bettors on Los Angeles at +110 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

The Red Wings were a 4-3 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Flyers. That made winners of bettors who got Detroit at -170 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

Dallas Stars Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Los Angeles are 6-4
After playing Los Angeles are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

Detroit Red Wings Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Edmonton are 7-3
After playing Philadelphia are 9-1
After a win are 8-2

A few Stars at Red Wings trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Dallas' last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Dallas' last 6 games when playing Detroit
Dallas is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Detroit
Dallas is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Detroit is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Detroit's last 10 games at home
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Dallas

Next up:
Dallas home to Calgary, Thursday, February 16
Detroit home to Nashville, Friday, February 17