Vancouver Canucks vs. Dallas Stars Prediction, Odds, NHL Picks [12/21/2023]

Vancouver Canucks vs. Dallas Stars Prediction, Odds, NHL Picks  [12/21/2023]

The Dallas Stars and Vancouver Canucks are scheduled to meet in the NHL at American Airlines Center on Thursday, starting at 8:00PM ET.'s full betting preview for Thursday's Canucks vs. Stars matchup includes the latest betting odds, as well as our predictions and picks for the game.

Canucks vs. Stars Prediction: Who Will Win, Cover the Spread

We have used trusted machine learning and statistics to simulate the result of Thursday's NHL game between the Canucks and Stars 10,000 times, in keeping with our coverage of NHL predictions.

Our famous predictive analytics model currently gives the Stars a 56% chance of beating the Canucks.

According to our model, the Canucks (+1.5) have a 65% chance of covering the puck line, while the Over/Under total of 6.5 goals has a 54% chance of going under.

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Canucks vs. Stars Odds

We have sourced the best betting odds in America for this game, which are listed here:

Bet Type Canucks Stars
Puck Line +1.5 (-200) -1.5 (+180)
Moneyline +120 -135
Total o6.5 (+105) u6.5 (-120)
  • The Stars are currently -1.5 favorites against the Canucks, with +180 at DraftKings Sportsbook the best odds currently available.
  • For the underdog Canucks (+1.5) to cover the puck line, BetMGM Sportsbook has the best odds currently on offer at -200.
  • DraftKings currently has the best moneyline odds for the Stars at -135. That means you can risk $135 to win $100 for a total payout of $235 if they get the W.
  • Elsewhere, BetMGM currently has the best moneyline odds for the Canucks at +120, where you can bet $100 to profit $120, earning a total payout of $220 if they win.
  • The Over/Under for total goals scored sits at 6.5 with DraftKings, which currently has the best odds for the Over at +105, while BetMGM currently has the best odds for the Under at -120.

All odds are correct at the time of publication and are subject to change.

As always, check out the sportsbooks you can bet with in your state for the best NHL odds and lines.

Canucks vs. Stars Picks

By comparing our predictions to the odds listed above, we have determined the best betting picks for this game:

Bet Type Our Pick Best Odds
Puck Line Stars -1.5 +180
Moneyline Canucks +120
Total Under 6.5 -120


Even though the Canucks are more likely to cover the puck line, our best bet of Stars -1.5 is based on the chance of that happening, when compared to the best odds available.

And while the Stars are more likely to win the game, taking the Canucks moneyline is the best option due to the edge identified when comparing our data-led probabilities to the betting odds currently available.

Taking advantage of the edges seen on Dimers is one of the keys to achieving long-term profitability as a bettor.

Dimers' NHL best bets are based on detailed simulations and wagering expertise to serve you the best possible plays every time.

Canucks vs. Stars Player Props

Who will score the first goal in Canucks vs. Stars?

According to our model, Vancouver's Elias Pettersson is most likely to score the first goal in Canucks vs. Stars.

Our projections give Pettersson a 7.4% chance of scoring the first goal at American Airlines Center, while the Canucks star is a 36.8% chance of netting an anytime goal.

First Goal Scorer Predictions

Vancouver Canucks

Player First Goal Probability
Elias Pettersson 7.4%
J.T. Miller 5.7%
Brock Boeser 5.6%
Ilya Mikheyev 4.6%
Nils Hoglander 3.8%

Dallas Stars

Player First Goal Probability
Jason Robertson 6.5%
Roope Hintz 6.2%
Wyatt Johnston 5.0%
Joe Pavelski 4.9%
Matt Duchene 4.8%

Anytime Goal Scorer Predictions

Vancouver Canucks

Player Anytime Goal Probability
Elias Pettersson 36.8%
J.T. Miller 29.8%
Brock Boeser 29.3%
Ilya Mikheyev 25.6%
Nils Hoglander 21.2%

Dallas Stars

Player Anytime Goal Probability
Jason Robertson 34.3%
Roope Hintz 31.0%
Matt Duchene 28.0%
Wyatt Johnston 26.0%
Joe Pavelski 25.3%
Remember, our model updates regularly, so keep an eye on this article for the latest betting insights ahead of the Canucks vs. Stars on Thursday December 21, 2023.

Canucks vs. Stars Game Information

Thursday's action between the Stars and Canucks at American Airlines Center is scheduled to begin at 8:00PM ET.


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This preview article has been partially generated using automated processes and AI technology. Our goal is to provide timely and accurate updates on Thursday's Canucks vs. Stars contest, and automation assists in data collection, analysis, and formatting. Human editing and quality control are performed to ensure the content meets our editorial standards.

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