Planning on watching today’s Ducks and Stars game? Catch the action at American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX, as the Stars hosts this showdown at 8:00 ET on ESPN+. The over/under goal line for this matchup is currently at 6.5 goals, and the Stars are -1.5 goal favorite to win at home against the Ducks.
ANAHEIM DUCKS VS DALLAS STARS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Dallas Stars -1.5
This game will be played at American Airlines Center at 8:00 ET on Thursday, January 25th.
WHY BET THE DALLAS STARS:
- Our projections indicate that the Stars should come out top with a projected score of 4-2.
- Take the Stars on the moneyline
- The Stars should also cover at -1.5
Can the Ducks Lock in a Win at Dallas?
Heading into tonight’s game, the Ducks sit in 14th place in the Western Conference with a record of 16-30-1. In the Pacific Division, Anaheim is in 7th place and has gone 3-8 against divisional opponents this season. Over their last ten games, the Ducks have gone just 3-7.
On the road this year, the Ducks have gone 9-13-0 and have lost their last two games away from home. As the underdog, Anaheim has gone 15-26-1 this season and has lost four straight games in which they were favored. Over their last five games, the Ducks are 2-3.
On the road this season, the Ducks have a puck line record of 12-10, and they have gone just 1-4 against the puck line in their last five games as the underdog. Overall, Anaheim has a puck line record of 25-22, and their average scoring margin for the year is at -0.9 goals per game.
So far this season, the Ducks have 20 losses by multiple goals, and they come into this game with a puck line record of 4-6 in their last ten games. In their last ten road games, the team has gone 5-5 against the puck line.
This season, Anaheim’s games have an average of 6 goals per game. The average over/under number for the season is 6.3. The Ducks come in with an over/under performance of 21-23-3.
Across the Ducks last three road games, the team averaged 2 goals per game while allowing 3. Their record vs the puck line in these contests was 1-2, while going 1-2 straight-up.
On offense, the Ducks are averaging 2.5 goals per game which is 29th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 27th in the league. The Anaheim offense is ranked 20th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 11th in the NHL.
Anaheim’s current leading scorer is Frank Vatrano. This season, he has 21 goals, which puts him 26th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Vatrano has 13 assists this season.
In terms of defense, the Stars head into the game ranked 15th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 30.2 shots per game against Dallas. So far, they are 24th in shutouts, achieving 2 shutouts.
Entering the game, goalie John Gibson has started 29 games this season. His current record stands at 9-19, and his save percentage is 0.854%.
Are the Stars Ready for a Home Win?
At home this season, the Stars have gone 14-8-2. In the Western Conference, Dallas is in 4th place and 3rd in the Central Division. In their last ten games, the Stars have gone 6-4, and they have won two straight games as the favorite.
For the year, Dallas has gone 28-13-6, and they have been favored in 43 of their 47 games. In games where they have been favored, the Stars have gone 26-12-5. Against the Western Conference, Dallas has gone 17-12.
At home this season, the Stars have gone just 7-17 against the puck line, and their average scoring margin sits at just +.7 goals per game. So far, they have been favored in 43 games and have gone 14-29 against the puck line in those games. Overall, Dallas has 14 wins by multiple goals and 14 wins by just one goal.
Over their last ten games at home, the Stars have gone just 3-7 against the puck line, and their average scoring margin there is +.7 goals per game. In their last ten games overall, Dallas has gone 6-4 against the puck line, and their record vs. the puck line this season is 18-29.
Games involving Dallas have an average of 6.8 goals per game this season. Their average over/under line is 6.2. In terms of their over/under performance, the Stars come in with a record of 29-17-1.
In their last three games away from home, the Ducks have a straight up record of 1-2 while going 1-2 vs. the spread. The team averaged 2 goals per game in this stretch.
The Stars come into the game scoring an average of 3.7 goals per game, putting them 3rd in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 15th in the league. The Stars went 16-8 in games where they had more shots than their opponents. However, in games with fewer shots on goal, their record was 12-5.
Dallas’ leading goal scorer is Roope Hintz. So far this season, he has 22 goals, placing him 18th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 23 assists so far.
Defensively, the Stars come into the season ranked 15th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 30.2 shots per game against Dallas. For the season, they are ranked 24th in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.
Goalie Jake Oettinger comes into the game having made 25 starts this season. So far, his record is 14-9 and he has a save percentage of 0.796%.