There's just one game on the NHL betting schedule for Friday night this week, and that's Ryan Getzlaf and the Anaheim Ducks playing on the road against Jamie Benn and the Dallas Stars.
The Ducks have paid off on the NHL betting lines in just three of their past 10 games against the Stars dating back to late 2010, with the OVER/UNDER going 6-4 for totals bettors at the sportsbooks in those matchups between Pacific Division clubs.
The Ducks will try to spoil to the party on Friday; they are 7-1-1 this season, while the Stars are 5-5-1. Anaheim is 3-6 on the totals; Dallas is 3-6-2.
The visitors opened as -105 moneyline underdogs at and most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 5 for those preferring over under wagers.
The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Stars rated this week at No. 29 and the Ducks sitting at No. 7.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Dallas' No. 29-ranked offense (2.1 goals per game) against a Ducks defense that ranks No. 11 at 2.6 goals per game allowed. The Stars powerplay has clicked at a 13.9% rate while the Ducks have a 72.7% rate on the penalty kill.
Last time out for Anaheim, they were a 3-0 winner as they battled the Avalanche on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Ducks at -125 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
Dallas was a 3-2 winner in its last match on the road against the Oilers. They won as +102 underdogs, while the total score of 5 made winners of PUSH bettors.
Anaheim Ducks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing St. Louis are 5-5
After playing Colorado are 4-6
After a win are 5-5
Dallas Stars Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Los Angeles are 6-4
After playing Edmonton are 3-7
After a win are 3-7
A few Ducks at Stars trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Anaheim's last 7 games
Anaheim is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Anaheim is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Anaheim's last 24 games on the road
Dallas is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Anaheim
Dallas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Anaheim
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Dallas' last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Dallas' last 9 games when playing Anaheim
Anaheim at St. Louis, Saturday, February 9
Dallas at Edmonton, Tuesday, February 12