Hockey betting fans are also starting to take notice of the Dallas Stars as they are the top team in the Pacific and looking like a legitimate hockey gambling contender.
The Dallas Stars will host the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday night with a starting time of 8:30 PM ET. Sports-Gambling will have the side and total odds on this big time Western Conference showdown that could be a preview of the Conference Finals so be sure and have your account open and ready for action.
Dallas has been one of the surprise teams so far with the NHL betting odds as they had a record of 21-10-1-3 including a home mark of 12-3-1-2. The Stars were an even 9-9 split on over/unders at home. Dallas was leading the NHL’s Pacific Division and ranked 14th in goal scoring offense while ranking 10th in goal scoring defense.
The Stars were led by center Brad Richards who had 16 goals and 24 assists. Left winger Loui Eriksson had 15 goals and 22 assists while his fellow left winger James Neal had 13 goals and 16 assists. Kari Lehtonen had a 2.52 goals against average while Andrew Raycroft had a 2.36 goals against average as the number two netminder.
Detroit had a record of 21-9-3-1with the NHL betting lines and was the top team in the Western Conference after their 5-4 overtime win over Vancouver in a Western Conference showdown on December 22. The Red Wings were 8-5-1-0 on the road and went under the total in 10 of their first 14 away games.
Detroit had one of the most dangerous and explosive offenses in the NHL as they ranked 3rd in goal scoring while ranking 15th for goals against. Center Pavel Datsyuk had 12 goals and 27 assists while left wing Henrik Zetterberg had 12 goals and 26 assists.
Number one goaltender Jimmy Howard had a 2.67 goals against average with 2 shutouts with 18 wins. Defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom remained one of the top blue liners in the NHL with 9 goals and 19 assists.
Dallas has gotten the money in 5 consecutive home hockey betting matchups against Detroit. Dallas won at Detroit 4-3 on December 19.