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Stars visit Washington Capitals in NHL clash

Dallas Stars

Washington Capitals
36-27-11 April 01, 2014, 07:00 PM | Verizon Center 34-28-13

The Capitals 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 Capitals currently sport a record of 34-28-13. The Stars are 36-27-11. Betting totals have seen the Capitals post a 37-38 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Stars have gone 38-31-5 against the number.View Dallas Stars vs Washington Capitals Odds and Stats.

If you're going with the Capitals in this one, they were listed as moneyline Favorite of -121 on most hockey betting menus early today for Tuesday's contest. The over-under was at 5.5 earlier at BetOnline.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 6-ranked Capitals and the No. 8-rated Stars in this matchup.

Dallas was a 4-2 winner in its last match on the road against the Blues. They won as +200 underdogs, while the total score of 6 made winners of OVER bettors.

Last time out for Washington, they were a 4-3 loser as they battled the Predators on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Predators at +102 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Washington's No. 11-ranked offense, averaging 2.89 goals per game, against a Stars defense that ranks No. 20 at 2.86 goals allowed. The Capitals power play is averaging 24.16% while the Stars defense kills off 80.59% of their penalties.

A few Stars at Capitals trends to consider:
Dallas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Dallas's last 9 games
Dallas is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Dallas's last 5 games on the road
Washington is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games at home
Washington is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games when playing Dallas
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Washington's last 11 games when playing Dallas

Next up:
Dallas at Carolina, Thursday, April 3rd
Washington at New Jersey, Friday, April 4th