Dallas Stars vs Anaheim Ducks Prediction, Pick and Preview, March 31 (3/31): NHL

Dallas Stars vs Anaheim Ducks Prediction, Pick and Preview, March 31 (3/31): NHL

Credit: photo by Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

 
Odds:
Time 10:00 p.m. EST
Stars money line -170
Stars spread -1.5 (+145)
Ducks money line +145
Ducks spread +1.5 (-170)
Over / under 5.5

 

2021-2022 season stats
  Dallas Stars Anaheim Ducks
Record 37-25-3 27-30-11
Road / home record 16-16-2 16-15-4
Streak W1 L10
Goals per game 3.26 2.80
Goals allowed per game 2.79 3.12
Shots per game 29.4 29.7
Shots allowed per game 31.7 33.2
PP % 23.80% 24.0%
PK % 19.63% 17.13%
Over / under record 29-35-1 33-33-2

 

Preview

The Dallas Stars will visit again the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday night. This is the second time these teams face off this season. The Stars won last Tuesday 3-2.

DALLAS STARS

The Stars have won 4 of their last 5 games and are 16-16-2 on the road this season ranking 5th in the Central. The Ducks are 14-22-5 against Western Conference opponents. Anaheim averages 9.8 penalty minutes per game, the fourth-most in the Western Conference. Sam Carrick leads the team serving 78 total minutes.

Joe Pavelski has 66 total points while scoring 24 goals and totaling 42 assists for the Stars. Roope Hintz has six goals and three assists over the last 10 games for Dallas.

Dallas are 5-5 in their last 10 games and are averaging 2.6 goals, 4.7 assists, 3.1 penalties and 6.5 penalty minutes while giving up 3 goals per game with a .907 save percentage.

ANAHEIM DUCKS

After losing to the Stars last Tuesday the Ducks have lost 10 games in a row and are 16-19 at home this season. They have a 27-30-11 record overall ranking 7th in the Pacific. The Ducks are 14-22-5 against Western Conference opponents. Anaheim averages 9.8 penalty minutes per game, the fourth-most in the Western Conference. Sam Carrick leads the team serving 78 total minutes.

Trevor Zegras leads the Ducks with 33 assists and has 49 points this season. Adam Henrique has three goals and three assists over the last 10 games for Anaheim.

In their last 10 games the Ducks are 0-10, averaging 1.9 goals, 3.3 assists, 4.4 penalties and 11.6 penalty minutes while giving up 3.8 goals per game with an .882 save percentage.

BETTING TRENDS

Dallas are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games

Dallas are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games against Anaheim.

Anaheim are 0-10 SU in their last 9 games.

Anaheim are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games at home.

Prediction

The Ducks continue to struggle defensively allowing 3.8 goals in their last 10 games and have lost 10 games in a row but they still are 19-16 ATS at home. The Stars are allowing 3 goals per game lately so expect the Ducks to score again 2 goals at least. With the Stars covering the spread only the 38% of the time on the road I'd only take them ML or take the Ducks +1.5 which is what I'm doing.

PICK: Ducks +1.5 (-170)

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