The Stars have gotten off to a strong start this season for those that bet on hockey but they have actually been better on the road than at home. Here is a look at the matchup on Friday between Vancouver and Dallas.
Hockey betting has this being the second game of a five-game road trip for the Canucks. It is also a back-to-back situation in hockey betting for the Canucks since they played last night in Minnesota. The Stars are in the first half of a back-to-back hockey betting situation since they play at Minnesota tomorrow.
The Canucks have actually won six of the last ten games against Dallas including a game earlier this season in Vancouver. The teams have split their last four hockey betting meetings in Dallas. You would think that with Roberto Luongo and Marty Turco in goal that the games would be low scoring in hockey betting but that has not been the case. The last three games between the two teams have gone over the hockey betting total. The over is 2-1-1 in hockey betting in the last four games at Dallas between the two teams.
The Stars have been a great team to bet on hockey totals with as they have gone over most of the time. Strangely though, they are going over far more on the road than at home for those that bet on hockey totals. Dallas has been scoring a lot of goals and they have been in the Top 5 in the league. Brad Richards is off to a nice start and he led the team in points. Dallas has been about average on defense as hockey betting statistics indicated, although Marty Turco has played well for the most part.
Vancouver has been much better in hockey betting at home than on the road. The Canucks have struggled away from home and that could make Dallas the choice for those that bet on hockey. The Canucks have a weak offense so they need Luongo to play well. Henrik Sedin has been the leading scorer early in the season. Vancouver was in the Top 10 in fewest goals allowed so they will need to play strong defensively in this game against Dallas if they are to have a chance at the hockey betting upset.