Dallas Stars vs. Vancouver Canucks Matchup

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The Dallas Stars, led by Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn, are set to take the ice against Bo Horvat, Elias Pettersson, and the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena in a Western Conference matchup. Sportsnet Pacific will showcase the matchup, which gets going at 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 1.

Dallas Stars at Vancouver Canucks Odds

The Stars (-130) are tabbed as the favorites over the Canucks (+110) and the Over/Under (O/U) is set at an even 6 goals (-105 over, -115 under).

Dallas is 13-13 straight up (SU) and has lost 0.8 units for moneyline bettors this year. Through 26 regular season outings, 13 of its games have gone under the total, while 10 have gone over and just three have pushed. This 2018-19 Stars team is 5-9 SU on the road.

Dallas has converted on 18.3 percent of its power play chances this year, a figure that’s right around league average. On the other hand, it has the eighth-best penalty kill in the league, and it has successfully killed off 82.3 percent of all penalties..

Averaging 27.0 saves per game with a .923 save percentage, Ben Bishop (8-7-1) has been the top option in goal for Dallas this year. If head coach Jim Montgomery decides to rest him, however, the team could roll with Anton Khudobin (5-7-2 record, .911 save percentage, 2.86 goals against average).

Vancouver’s only 11-17 straight up (SU), but has earned 1.9 units for moneyline bettors thus far. Through 28 regular season matches, 15 of its games have gone over the total, while 13 have gone under and none have pushed. This season, the team’s 5-6 SU as the home team.

The Canucks have converted on just 18.9 percent of their power play chances this year, a mark that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 27th overall, and it’s successfully killed off 76.2 percent of all opponent power plays.

Jacob Markstrom has stopped 29.1 shots per game as the top selection in goal for the Canucks. Markstrom has eight wins, 12 losses, and three overtime losses and has recorded a mediocre 3.31 goals against average and a fairly-weak .897 save percentage this season.

Dallas Stars vs. Vancouver Canucks Free Picks

NHL Pick: SU Winner – Canucks, O/U – Over

Betting Notes

  • Over Vancouver’s last ten outings, five of them have been decided by two or more goals (the team is 1-4 in those games).
  • The Canucks are 3-6 when they serve fewer penalty minutes than their opponent and 5-9 in games where they serve fewer than 10 penalty minutes, in total.
  • For both of these teams, the game went over the total in three of their past five outings.
  • Dallas has averaged 9.6 giveaways over its last five home games, an improvement from its season average of 10.5 giveaways per game (ranked 20th).
  • Vancouver is ranked 6th this season with 7.5 giveaways per game. That figure has trended down lately, however, as the team’s averaged 6.3 giveaways over its last 10 games and 6.0 giveaways over its last five.