Betting hockey online handicappers are surprised at the solid play of the Dallas Stars as they are among the top contenders in the Western Conference NHL betting playoff race.
The Edmonton Oilers will host the Dallas Stars on Tuesday night with a starting time of 9 PM ET. Sports Gambling will have side and total odds on this important Western Conference matchup so be sure and have your account open and ready for action.
Dallas had a NHL sports betting record of 31-18-2-4 and was 14-11-0-1 on the road as they led the Pacific Division standings. The Stars went over the total in14 of 26 away games. After a hot start to the season the Stars have been sluggish as of late as they got the money in just 2 out of 8 games from January 21 through February 11.
Dallas was in the middle of the NHL pack on both ends of the ice as they ranked 13th for goal scoring and 15th for goals against. The Stars were led by center Brad Richards who had 23 goals and 39 assists while left wing Brenden Morrow had 24 goals and fellow left wing James Neal lit the lamp 20 times.
Number one goaltender Kari Lehtonen had a 2.65 goals against average and backup Andrew Raycroft had 2 shutouts.
The Edmonton Oilers betting NHL season has been a near total debacle as they had a record of 16-31-1-7 to rank as the worst team in the Western Conference. Edmonton was 7-16-0-4 at home and went under the total in 15 of their 27 home games. Edmonton has been in bad form as of late with just 2 payouts in 10 games from January 20 through February 12.
The Oilers were equally bad on both ends of the rink as they ranked 28th in the NHL for goal scoring and 29th for goals against. Right winger Dustin Penner led Edmonton with 20 goals and 16 assists.
Dallas has paid out in 5 consecutive betting hockey online matchups with Edmonton as the Oilers have gotten the money in just 7 of the last 20 meetings between these two teams as the series has gone under in 2 of the last 3 matchups.