Canucks vs. Stars for your NHL Betting

Ross Benjamin

Sunday, November 17, 2013 5:44 PM GMT

Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013 5:44 PM GMT

The Vancouver Canucks host the Dallas Stars at the Rogers Arena with the opening faceoff set for 8:05 PM ET. Here the best betting odds and a free pick to boot.

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Dallas Stars (10-9) @ Vancouver Canucks (11-10)

According to NHL betting odds Vancouver is a -155 money line home favorite and the posted total is 5.5. These two clubs have seen just 1 of their last 12 meetings in Vancouver go under the total. Vancouver has gone 12-5 in their last 17-games versus Dallas, including 6-2 in the last 8 at home. Tonight will mark the first meeting of the season between these two Western Conference rivals.

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The Stars are out and Shining

The Dallas Stars enter tonight’s game red-hot having won 5 of the last 6-games. This will be their final game of a 3-game in 5-day road trip. The Stars have won the first 2-games of this trip versus Edmonton 3-0, and their most recent game on Thursday 7-3 over Calgary. In the win at Calgary the Stars were paced by a huge 4-goal and 1-assist game by Tyler Seguin. The former 2nd overall pick in the NHL entry draft has been revitalized since coming over in an offseason trade from Boston. In 19-games with the Stars, Seguin has 12-goals and 10-assists good for 22-points, and is a +7 on the season. Seguin is currently tied for 4th in the NHL scoring race just 4-points behind the league leader Alexander Steen of the St. Louis Blues.

Inside the Stars Numbers

  • The Stars are 5-0 in their last 5 road games.
  • The Stars are 5-12 in their last 17-games versus a Western Conference opponent.
  • The Stars are 3-10 in their last 13-games after scoring 5 or more goals in their previous game.
  • The Stars are 1-5 in their last 6-games versus an opponent with a winning record.
  • The Stars are 3-19 in the last 3 seasons versus an opponent that averages 3 or more shots on goal per game than their opponent.
  • The Stars have gone under the total in just 1 of their last 6-games overall.
  • The Stars have gone under the total in just 6 of their last 27-games following a win.

Snap out of it!

The Vancouver Canucks enter tonight have lost 3-games in a row. They’ve scored just 1-goal in each of those 3-losses. This will be the 2nd of a 6-game in 12-day home stand. The Canucks opened the home stand up by losing to San Jose 2-1 in an overtime shootout on Thursday. The loss dropped the Canucks to a disappointing 4-4 start to the season at the Rogers Arena. It’s been a mixed bag for the Canucks special teams units so far this season. The penalty killing has been the best in the NHL denying 88.6% of their opponent’s power plays. The Vancouver power play has been abysmal considering the plethora of offensively skilled players on the roster. They’ve converted on just a paltry 10.9% of their opportunities which ranks 28th in the NHL.

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Inside the Canucks Numbers

  • The Canucks are 42-19 in their last 61 home games versus an opponent with a winning record.
  • The Canucks are 3-13 in their last 16-games played on a Sunday.
  • The Canucks are just 3-13 the last 2 seasons versus an opponent that averages 29.5 or more shots on goal per game.
  • The Canucks have gone over the total in just 3 of their last 21 home games.
  • The Canucks have gone under the total in their last 6 home games versus an opponent with a winning record.
  • The Canucks have gone over the total in just 2 of their last 10-games overall.

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NHL Super System

Any money line home favorite coming off a home 1-goal loss, versus an opponent coming off a road win by 2-goals or more is 102-41 (71.3%) since the beginning of the 1996-1997 season.

Free Pick: Vancouver -155 over Dallas.

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