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Stars visit Columbus Blue Jackets in NHL clash

Dallas Stars

Columbus Blue Jackets
29-22-10 March 04, 2014, 07:00 PM | Nationwide Arena 31-25-5

The Blue Jackets get a visit from the Dallas Stars in hockey action on Tuesday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

The Blue Jackets sit at 31-25-5 on the season; in comparison, the Stars are currently 29-22-10. Looking to wager on the totals? Columbus is 32-25-4 OU, and Dallas is 28-28-5 OU.

View Dallas Stars vs Columbus Blue Jackets Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Blue Jackets as -147 moneyline Favorite in this particular NHL matchup earlier. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 5.5 before betting started to move the line at 5Dimes.

It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 2-rated Blue Jackets and the No. 7-ranked Stars, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

In their last action, Dallas was a 3-2 winner at home against the Sabres. Bettors on Dallas at -220 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Columbus was a 2-1 winner in its last match on the road against the Maple Leafs. They won as +101 underdogs, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Columbus's No. 10-ranked offense, averaging 2.95 goals per game, against a Stars defense that ranks No. 17 at 2.8 goals allowed. The Blue Jackets power play is averaging 19.32% while the Stars defense kills off 81.63% of their penalties.

A few Stars at Blue Jackets trends to consider:
Dallas is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Dallas's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Dallas's last 16 games when playing Columbus
Dallas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Columbus
Columbus is 1-3-1 SU in its last 5 games
Columbus is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Columbus's last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Columbus's last 16 games when playing Dallas

Next up:
Dallas home to Vancouver, Thursday, March 6th
Columbus at Chicago, Thursday, March 6th