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Stars Hope to End January Slump

Jamie Benn Dallas Stars

Remember when the Dallas Stars began the season on an absolute tear, seemingly scoring at will and leaving overwhelmed goaltenders in their wake? Well, thanks to just one win in five January games and the Chicago Blackhawks now equal with 62 points atop the Central Division, that seems like a distant memory.

Shark Bites
  • The Stars are 19-7 SU in their last 26 games against the Pacific division.
  • The Stars are 13-2 SU in their last 15 games after a loss.
  • The visiting team is 4-1 SU in its last five games in this matchup.

The Stars pay a visit to the Anaheim Ducks in a huge contest for both teams Friday night. As mentioned, the Stars will be desperate to keep up with the Blackhawks, who have soared up the standings courtesy a nine-game winning streak, while the Ducks will look to make a second-half charge in the Western Conference after an absolutely nightmarish start to the season.

The Ducks ended December with three-straight wins – including two shutouts – and have rotated wins and losses in January. Anaheim, on the other hand, completely outplayed the Ottawa Senators in a 4-1 win at the Honda Center in its last time on the ice Wednesday night.

Historically speaking, January has been a kind month when the Ducks hit the ice at home as they have gone 23-7 SU in their last 30 games at the Honda Center in the month.

This game is poised to be an exciting contest with the offensive-minded Stars eager to light the lamp and keep up with the Hawks, and the defensive-oriented Ducks looking to climb up the standings.

There’s value to be had on the moneyline here, but be prepared for a tight contest no matter which side you’re on.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Dallas Stars opened as -103 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including BetOnline. The total opened at 5.5 for those preferring over under betting, watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.

A 3-2.5 result in favor of the Stars is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Dallas Stars vs Anaheim Ducks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

18-17-7 Anaheim battles the Stars, currently with a 29-11-4 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 12-21-9 for the Ducks and 22-21-1 for the Stars. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Anaheim vs Dallas injuries news.

The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 9-rated Dallas Stars taking on the No. 10-rated Anaheim Ducks in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Anaheim Ducks No. 30-ranked offense (1.95 goals per game) against a Dallas Stars defense that ranks No. 15 at 2.64 goals per game allowed. The Ducks powerplay has clicked at a 21.36% rate while the Stars have a 80.65% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Stars were a 2-1 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Wild. That made winners of bettors who got Minnesota at +120 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for OVER bettors.

In their last action, Anaheim was a 4-1 winner at home against the Senators. Bettors on Anaheim at -160 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors home happy as well.

Betting Trends
  • Dallas is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Dallas is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Dallas's last 6 games on the road
  • Dallas is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Anaheim
  • Anaheim is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
  • Anaheim is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • Anaheim is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Dallas
  • Anaheim is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Dallas

Next Betting Matchups

Dallas at San Jose, Saturday, January 16th
Anaheim home to Los Angeles, Sunday, January 17th