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Hockey Betting - Avs at Stars

Hockey betting excitement is over the top for the Western Conference playoff race as 3 teams were fighting for the final 2 spots in the post season.
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Hockey betting concerns have been mounting for the Dallas Stars as they have been falling like a rock and at the worst possible time and are in danger of missing the NHL gambling post season.

The Dallas Stars will host the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday night with a starting time of 8:30 PM ET.  Sports Gambling will have side and total odds on this must win game for Dallas against a Western Conference rival so be sure and open your account and have it ready for action today.

After a highly surprising berth in the NHL Playoffs last year the Colorado Avalanche will be staying home for 2011 as they had a record of 29-40-7-1 and were just 14-21-3-1 on the road.

Colorado was 21-17-1 over the total in road games and won just 3 out of 10 games from March 12 through April 1.  The Avalanche defense has been a debacle this year as it ranked 30th for goals against.

Dallas looked like a lock for the hockey playoffs for the first four months of the season but they have been fading since the end of January and were on the outside looking in heading into the final week of the season.  Dallas lost 7 out of 8 games from March 13 through March 31as their offense was virtually nonexistent.

The Stars slipped to 19th in the NHL for goal scoring while their defense was also slumping as it ranked 17th for goals against.  The Stars penalty killing was another problem as it ranked 24th in the NHL.

Colorado has had plenty of success against Dallas as of late in this head to head series with 5 payouts in their last 6 games against the Stars.  The two teams have gone under the total in 9 of their last 12 head to head matchups.

Colorado has gotten the money in their last 2 visits at Dallas although the Stars have had better long term success with the Avalanche at home as they have paid out in 6 of their last 9 games hosting Colorado.  The two Avs and Stars have gone over the hockey betting total in 15 of their last 20 matchups at Dallas.