Dallas Stars vs Anaheim Ducks NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Dallas Stars vs Anaheim Ducks Prediction 3/8/2024

The Dallas Stars (38-17-9) travel to face off against the Anaheim Ducks (23-36-3) on Friday, March 8th. This game will be played at Honda Center in Anaheim and televised on ESPN+. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Puck drop is set for 10:00 ET.

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The Dallas Stars Are Coming Off A Win

As the second-place team in the Western Conference’s Central Division, the Dallas Stars have a record of 38-17-9 and have won three straight games. On the road, Dallas has gone 19-9-5 this season.

Against other teams in the West, the Stars have gone 22-14 this season. When favored, Dallas has gone 35-13-7 this year and have won three straight games when favored.

On the season, Dallas has an average scoring margin of +.6 goals per game, and they have 17 wins by multiple goals. So far, the Stars have gone 24-40 against the puck line, including a road mark of 15-18.

Over their last ten games, Dallas has gone just 3-7 vs. the puck line, and their puck line record as the favorite is 17-38. The Stars have 11 losses by more than one goal this year, and their average scoring margin on the road is +.4 goals per contest.

The Stars are coming off a 7-6 road win over the Sharks. Throughout the game against the Sharks, Stars’ offense managed to score in every single period. Of Dallas’ seven goals, two were scored while in power play situations. Their game ended with 40 shots on goal and 12 giveaways.

Although Dallas secured a straight-up win, they did not cover the puck line, as they were favored by -1.5. The combined total of 13 goals exceeded the over/under line, which was set at 6 goals for the game.

The Anaheim Ducks Are Coming Off A Win

At home this season, the Ducks have struggled, going just 10-21-1. In the Western Conference, the Ducks are 14th and 7th in the Pacific Division. Overall, the Ducks have a record of 23-36-3.

Over their last ten games, the Ducks are 5-5, and they come into this game having won two of their last three. As the underdog, the Ducks have gone 20-31-3 this season.

As the underdog, the Ducks have a puck line record of 32-22 and have dropped 25 games by multiple goals. So far, their average scoring margin is at -0.9 goals per contest.

Heading into this game, Anaheim has a puck line record of 34-28, including going 7-3 over their last ten games. In their last three games, the Ducks have gone 3-0 on the puck line.

The Ducks recently hosted the Senators and emerged victorious with a 2-1 win. On offense, the Ducks were held scoreless in the first period, but found the net one time in the second period and ended with one goal in the third. In the game, Anaheim managed to score all two goals at even strength. They concluded with 16 shots on goal and committed 9 turnovers.

Entering the game as the underdog, Anaheim came away with a victory against the puck line. With a combined total of 3 goals, the game concluded below the over/under line of 6.5.

Dallas Offense Breakdown

In terms of their offensive performance, the Stars are averaging 3.6 goals per game this season, putting them in the 3rd spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 11th in the league. Dallas’ offense comes into the game ranked 16th in power play goals. And in terms of shorthanded goals, they are 2nd in the NHL.

For the season, the over/under record of the Stars’ stands at 36-27-1. They have had 36 games during the season that exceeded the 6.5 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6.7 goals per game.

Ducks Offense Breakdown

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When looking at their offense, the Ducks have an average of 2.6 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 30th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 29th in the league. The Anaheim offense is ranked 22nd in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 8th in the NHL.

This season, the Ducks’ have an over/under record of 28-31-3. Throughout the season, they have played 34 games that did not exceed the 6.5 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6.1 goals per game.

Dallas Team Defense

Defensively, the Stars are currently 15th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29.5 shots per game against Dallas. They also are 25th in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.

Anaheim Team Defense

Coming into the game, the Ducks’ defense is 28th in takeaways at 5.9 takeaways per contest. Overall, they are giving up 3.3 goals per game which is 6th in the NHL.

Stars vs Ducks Trends

  • Across their five previous road games, Dallas has an puck line mark of 1-4. Their straight up record in these matchups was 2-3 while averaging 2 goals per game.
  • Anaheim has a 2-3 record in their last five home games. In this stretch, they averaged 2 goals per game while allowing 3. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 3-2.
  • Through their last five games as the betting underdog, the Ducks have a strong record vs the puck line going 4-1. Their straight up mark in these contests is 2-3.
  • Spanning across their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Stars have gone 3-7 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 7-3.

Stars vs Ducks Prediction

If you’re looking for a moneyline pick, my choice is the Ducks to take down the Stars at home. With the moneyline currently at +235, I’m placing my bet on the Ducks straight-up.

Our projections have the Ducks pulling out a win as the underdog. But if you’re not as bullish as we are on the Ducks, we’d recommend at least getting a bet down on them to cover the puck line.

With an over/under line sitting at 6.5 goals, we like this game to surpass that mark and recommend getting a bet down on the over.

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