The Honda Center plays host to an enticing matchup as the Anaheim Ducks prepare to face the visiting Dallas Stars. Fox Sports Southwest will broadcast this Western Conference matchup, which gets underway at 10 p.m. ET on Thursday, January 9.
Dallas Stars vs. Anaheim Ducks Odds
With a moneyline of -140, Dallas heads into the game as the heavy favorite. The line for Anaheim now stands at +120 and the Over/Under (O/U) is set at 5 goals. The line for betting the total stands at -140 for the over and +120 for the under.
Dallas is 25-18 straight up (SU) and has earned 3.6 units for moneyline bettors this year. 26 of its outings have gone under the total, while 15 have gone over and just one has pushed. The Stars are 10-10 SU on the road in 2019-20.
Dallas has converted on 18.5 percent of its power play chances this year, a figure that’s right around league average. Additionally, its penalty kill is ranked third overall, and it’s successfully killed off 83.8 percent of its penalties.
For the team as a whole, the Stars have been sent to the penalty box 3.7 times per game overall this season, 3.8 per game over its last five contests total, and 3.6 per game over its last five games as the visiting team. The team’s been forced to stave off opponent power plays just 7.2 minutes per contest over their last five road games.
Averaging 27.3 saves per game with a .926 save percentage, Ben Bishop (16-12-3) has been the primary option in goal for Dallas this season. If head coach Rick Bowness chooses to rest him, however, Dallas may roll with Anton Khudobin (11-7-1), who has a .933 save percentage and 2.13 goals against average this year.
Tyler Seguin and Alexander Radulov will both lead the way for the visiting Stars. Seguin has 33 points via 11 goals and 22 assists, and has recorded two or more points nine times. Radulov has 12 goals and 15 assists to his name (and has notched at least one point in 17 games).
On the other bench, Anaheim is 17-26 straight up (SU) and has lost 10.0 units for moneyline bettors thus far. Through 43 regular season contests, 24 of its games have gone over the total, while 19 have gone under and none have pushed. It’s 11-11 SU at home this season.
The Ducks have converted on just 15.1 percent of their power play chances this year, a mark that places them in the bottom overall among NHL teams. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 23rd overall, and it’s successfully killed off 77.9 percent of all penalties.
The Ducks have been penalized 4.3 times per game this season, and 3.2 per game over their last five at home. The team has been forced to stave off opponent power plays just 6.8 minutes per game over their last five outings.
John Gibson has stopped 28.2 shots per game as the primary selection in goal for the Ducks. Gibson has 13 wins, 19 losses, and three overtime losses to his name and has recorded a pedestrian 2.95 goals against average and a subpar .906 save percentage this year.
The Ducks offense will be led by Ryan Getzlaf (11 goals, 19 assists).
Dallas Stars vs. Anaheim Ducks Free Picks
Pick: SU Winner – Ducks, O/U – Over
Two of Anaheim’s last ten games have been decided by a shootout. The team is 2-0 in those games and 4-1 overall in shootouts this year.
For both of these teams, the over has hit in four of their past five matchups.
Dallas has managed 26.0 shot attempts per game over its last five road games while Anaheim has been attempting 35.0 shots per game over its last five home outings.
Six of Dallas’ last ten games have been decided by two goals or more. The team is 4-2 in those games.
Dallas skaters created 22.7 hits per game last season, while the Ducks forced 23.2 hits per matchup.