Who would ever bet that major-league pro hockey would not only survive, but thrive deep in the heart of Texas? Well, the owners of the Minnesota North Stars certainly did when they relocated their franchise to Dallas in 1993. And it’s proven to be a decision that’s paid dividends. Not only have the Stars become a popular sports entity in a city dominated by the NFL Cowboys, they also captured the only Stanley Cup in franchise history in 1998-99.
Surprisingly, despite suiting up two of the NHL’s most dangerous scorers in Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn, the latter the Art Ross Trophy winner as the NHL’s leading scorer in 2014-15, the Stars have proven to be much better bet on the under than the over when it comes to total wagering. Playing the rugged Central Division, the NHL’s deepest group of talented teams, also has hindered the ability of the Stars to make the playoffs, or even make a playoff run. They’ve won one playoff series in the span of a decade after going to the Western Conference final in the spring of 2008.
The Stars are also consistently a much better bet at home in the friendly confines of American Airlines Arena than when they pack up and hit the road for a trek of away games. Traditionally, Dallas is a franchise that plays a lot of tight, close, low-scoring contests. The Stars are also a club that seldom surrenders a lead when carrying an advantage into the final period of regulation time.
Due to their ability to play close-to-the-vest hockey, the Stars are always a wise under wager when they’re not facing one of the NHL’s more potent offensive clubs. When seeking a place to play that wager on the Stars, PlayMGM is a quality sportsbook to consider. Veterans in the industry, you can make all the traditional moneyline, puck line and total bets with PlayMGM, but you can aslo bet on so much more.
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