Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Ducks vs. Stars NHL Odds
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(6-15-2) Anaheim Ducks vs. Dallas Stars (13-6-4)
Date: Thursday December 1st
Time: 8:30 PM ET
Venue: American Airlines Center, Dallas
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Ducks +225 Stars -300 (Bet Now!)
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Ducks +1.5 -105 Stars -1.5 -133
NHL Betting Total: O/U 6.0
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The Ducks head to American Airlines Center, to take on one of the best teams in their respective conference, one they’ve only managed to overthrow once in their last ten matchups.
Anaheim’s in no state to make the playoffs, even this early in the year, as they’re continually losing, and hold last place in every defensive category. Moreover, they’re currently riding a three-game losing streak, combined with a 1-5 record in their last six games.
In the offensive zone, The Ducks are averaging just 30.1 shots and 2.5 goals per tilt. Unfortunately ranking 24th for the former, and 31st for the latter.
Additionally, their powerplay is ranked 30th in the NHL, by dragging an efficacy of 15.2%.
Defensively speaking, Anaheim’s allowing a mind-numbing 4.1 goals(32nd), on 37.2 shots(32nd) per matchup.
Also ranking last(32nd), is their terrible 66.3 penalty killing efficiency.
Struggling goalie, John Gibson, is expected to play this matchup, carrying a record of 4-12-2. Made possible by posting a lackluster 3.99 GAA, and a 0.894 SV%.
After blasting out of a cannon to begin the year, The Stars are now faltering in big moments of games. For example, they’ve only won 2 out of their last 5 games, with two of the losses coming in overtime/shootout.
Offensively speaking, Dallas’s impressively ranked 2nd for goals, but just 14th for shots per tilt. Stats wise, they’re averaging 3.8 goals, on 31.3 shots on any given night.
To add to this, they currently possess the 3rd ranked powerplay, as they’re capitalizing on 28.8% of their chances.
In the defensive zone, The Stars are ranked 10th goals against (2.8), and 15th shots against per matchup (31.5).
Furthermore, Dallas possesses the 3rd ranked penalty killing efficiency in the NHL. Brought into fruition by shutting down the extra man, 83.3% of the time.
Worryingly, starting goaltender Jake Oettinger is questionable to play this game due to illness. Assuming he does play, he’s boasting a 8-2-3 record, combined with a 2.52 GAA, and 0.917 SV%.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Anaheim is 12-60 SU in their last 72 games vs team with winning record.
- The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Anaheim’s last 10 games.
- Dallas is 2-3 SU in their last 5 games.
- The total has gone OVER in 6 of Dallas’s last 7 road games.
- Anaheim is 0-5 SU in these teams last 5 matchups.
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the last 5 games these teams have played.
Free Anaheim Ducks vs. Dallas Stars NHL Prediction
To nobody’s surprise, Anaheim’s playing spoiler for the rest of the year, but can they cash these big underdog odds? In our opinion, The Ducks rankings, and show outs in games, gives us zero hope they can upset anyone at this point.
Regarding the moneyline or puckline for Dallas, there’s way too much juice on taking either bet. Which ends up leaving us with the total, and boy is there a great bet here.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: UNDER 6.0 (-110)
While noting 6 of Dallas’ last 7 road games have resulted in an over, it’s more important to look at these teams’ previous matchups. In this case, 4 out of their last 5 cashed the under, and 4 of Anaheim’s last 5 have as well.
All things considered, we’re slamming the best possible value in the under 6.0, on Thursday night.
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