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Cam Atkinson, Artemi Panarin, and the Columbus Blue Jackets are set to do battle against Jamie Benn, Tyler Seguin, and the Dallas Stars at the American Airlines Center in an East-West tilt. The opening face-off is at 8:30 p.m. ET on Monday, November 12, and it can be watched live on Fox Sports Ohio.

Columbus Blue Jackets at Dallas Stars Odds

Each team currently has an identical -110 moneyline for this matchup, and the Over/Under (O/U) is set at an even 6 goals. The line for betting the total stands at -125 for the under and +105 for the over.

Dallas is 9-8 straight up (SU) and has recorded -0.3 units for moneyline bettors thus far. That early-season winning percentage is right in line with the 42-40 record the team managed during the 2017-18 season campaign. Of the team’s 17 games this season, seven have gone under the total, while seven have gone over and just two have pushed. The team’s 6-3 SU at home this year.

The Stars have connected on 24.4 percent of their power play chances this season, a mark that’s good enough for 10th-best in the league. On the other hand, their penalty kill is ranked 14th overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 81.5 percent of all penalties.

Averaging 27.8 saves per game with a .915 save percentage, Ben Bishop (6-6-1) has been the primary goalkeeper for Dallas this year. If Dallas chooses to rest him, however, the team may roll with Anton Khudobin (3-2-2 record, .926 save percentage, 2.37 goals against average).

Columbus has lost 2.9 units for moneyline bettors this year and is currently 9-8 straight up (SU). Through 17 regular season contests, nine of its games have gone under the total, while eight have gone over and none have pushed. As the visiting team, the Blue Jackets are 5-3 SU so far.

The Blue Jackets have converted on just 15.6 percent of their power play chances this year, a mark that places them in the bottom-10 overall among NHL teams. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked 22nd overall and it’s successfully killed off 76.8 percent of all opponent power plays.

Sergei Bobrovsky (28.0 saves per game) has been the primary option in the net for Columbus. Bobrovsky owns a 5-6 record, and has registered a .909 save percentage and 2.90 goals against average this year.

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Dallas Stars Free Picks

Free NHL Pick: SU Winner – Blue Jackets, O/U – Over

Betting Notes

  • The Blue Jackets are 3-1 SU when they serve more penalty minutes than their opponent while the Stars are 3-6 SU in games where they spend more time in the box than their opponent.
  • For both of these teams, the total has gone over in three of their past five outings.
  • Columbus has averaged 6.2 giveaways over its last five home games, an improvement from its season average of 7.5 giveaways per game (ranked seventh overall).
  • Dallas has averaged 11.4 giveaways over its last five home games, a rise over its season average of 10.0 giveaways per game (ranked 19th overall).