Stars search for a victory in Anaheim
The Dallas Stars and the Anaheim Ducks have skated to a pair of OVER results on the NHL betting lines so far this season as those clubs hit the ice together once again on Saturday.
Anaheim topped Dallas 6-3 as a home favorite on the NHL odds in their first meeting of the season on October 20, with the Stars then returning the favor with a 6-3 home win on November 26.
The OVER/UNDER is 4-6 in their last 10 meetings.
Anaheim will face the 24-21-9 Stars. In totals betting, the Ducks are 29-24-3 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Stars are 27-22-5 favoring the OVER.
The visitors opened as 186 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including 5Dimes. The total opened at 5.5 for those preferring over under wagers, watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.
The Ducks - Stars odds would favor the Ducks if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Anaheim is rated No. 3 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Dallas is at No. 6.
Last time out for Dallas, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Devils at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Devils at +123 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game PUSH for totals bettors.
In their last action, Anaheim was a 5-3 winner at home against the Flyers. Bettors on Anaheim at -175 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Anaheim's No. 3-ranked offense, averaging 3.38 goals per game, against a Stars defense that ranks No. 20 at 2.96 goals allowed. The Ducks power play is averaging 18.85% while the Stars defense kills off 80.11% of their penalties.
Dallas at Phoenix, Tuesday, February 4th
Anaheim home to Columbus, Monday, February 3rd