Don’t miss out on the NHL showdown between the Stars and Ducks. The game is starting at 10:00 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Ducks at Honda Center in Anaheim, CA. Get ready to place your bets! In this Western matchup, the Stars are favored by -1.5 goals against the Ducks. The over/under for the game is 6.5 goals.


The Pick: Anaheim Ducks +1.5

This game will be played at Honda Center at 10:00 ET on Friday, March 8th.


  • Even though they are 1.5 goal underdogs, we see the Ducks winning this game by a score of 4-3.
  • We like the Ducks on the moneyline (+235)
  • The Ducks are also our pick on the spread at +1.5

Will the Stars Come Through as Road Favorites?

When playing on the road this season, the Stars have gone 19-9-5 and have won three straight games as the favorite. In the Western Conference, Dallas is in 2nd place and has a record of 38-17-9.

Over their last 10 games, the Stars have gone 4-6 and have a record of 3-0 in their last three games. As the favorite, Dallas has gone 35-13-7 this season.

When playing on the road, the Stars have gone 4-6 against the puck line in their last ten games and have an average scoring margin of +.4 goals per contest.

So far this year, Dallas has an overall puck line record of 24-40, and they have gone 17-38 against the puck line when favored. Through their first 55 games as the favorite, the Stars have an average scoring margin of +.8 goals per contest.

This season, Dallas’ games have an average of 6.7 goals per game. The average over/under number for the season is 6.2. The Stars come in with an over/under performance of 36-27-1.

When looking at their past three road matchups, Dallas has an puck line record of 1-2 while averaging 3 per game. The team went 2-1 overall in these games.

Offensively, the Stars come into the game at 3.6 goals per contest placing 3rd in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 11th position in the league. This season, the Stars have a 23-10 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 15-6 record.

Dallas’ leading scorer is Roope Hintz. So far, he has 25 goals which is 35th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 28 assists so far.

Entering the game, the Ducks’ defense ranks 28th in takeaways, averaging 5.9 takeaways per contest. In the NHL, they currently stand at 6th in terms of goals allowed, giving up an average of 3.3 goals per game.

Goalie Scott Wedgewood comes into the game having made 24 starts this season. So far, his record is 13-6 and he has a save percentage of 0.648%.

Is a Home Win Possible for Anaheim?

At 49 points, the Ducks are in 14th place in the Western Conference and 7th in the Pacific Division. In the conference, they have gone 10-22 and 5-11 against divisional opponents. Over their last ten games, Anaheim has a record of 5-5.

On the season, the Ducks are 23-36-3, and they have gone 10-21-1 at home. As the underdog, they have gone 20-31-3, including a record of 3-5-0 when favored. Over their last five games, Anaheim has gone 3-2.

So far this season, the Ducks have gone 34-28 against the puck line and have gone 7-3 against the puck line in their last ten games. Overall, Anaheim has gone 16-16 against the puck line at home, and their average scoring margin for the season is at -0.9 goals per game.

As the underdog, the Ducks have gone 32-22 against the puck line, and they have gone 4-1 against the puck line in their last five games. In their last three games at home, the Ducks have gone 3-0 against the puck line, and they have gone 5-5 against the puck line in their last ten games at home.

For the season, the average number of goals per game in matchups featuring Anaheim is 6.1. The season’s average over/under line is currently at 6.3. The Ducks come in with an over/under record of 28-31-3.

Through their last three road games, Dallas has an puck line record of just 1-2. However, their overall record was 2-1 while averaging 3 goals per game.

The Ducks come into the game scoring an average of 2.6 goals per game, putting them 30th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 29th in the league. Coming into the game, the Ducks have a 4-15 record when they have more shots on goal than their opponent. When they have fewer shots on goal, they are 17-18.

The leading scorer for Anaheim’s offense is Frank Vatrano. Coming into the game he has 29 goals, ranking 22nd in the NHL. Vatrano also comes into the game with 20 assists.

The Ducks’ defense comes into the game with a ranking of 28th in takeaways and an average of 5.9 takeaways per contest. They hold 6th place in the NHL for goals allowed, with an average of 3.3 goals given up per game.

Goalie John Gibson gets the start and has made 37 starts this season. His record at this point is 13-20, and his save percentage is 0.843%.