Ducks vs. Stars - 1/15/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Dallas Stars (29-11-4) at Anaheim Ducks (18-17-7)
NHL Hockey: Friday, January 15, 2016 at 10:00 pm (Honda Center)
The Line: Anaheim Ducks -107 / Dallas Stars -103 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSSW, FSW2
The Dallas Stars and Anaheim Ducks square off late Friday night at the Honda Center.
The Dallas Stars could use a strong road win after losing five of their last seven games. The Dallas Stars are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 22.5 percent of their power plays. Jamie Benn leads Dallas with 25 goals, Tyler Seguin has 27 assists and Patrick Sharp has 141 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 81.3 percent of their power play chances. Antti Niemi has allowed 66 goals on 764 shots faced and Kari Lehtonen has given up 46 goals on 515 shots. Niemi has allowed 11 goals in his last three games.
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The Anaheim Ducks look to keep rolling after winning six of their last nine games. The Anaheim Ducks are averaging 1.9 goals per game and are scoring on 19.6 percent of their power plays. Corey Perry leads Anaheim with 16 goals, Rickard Rakell has 11 assists and Ryan Kesler has 85 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 89.8 percent of their power play chances. Frederik Andersen has allowed 47 goals on 555 shots faced and John Gibson has given up 31 goals on 417 shots. Anderson has allowed three goals in his last three games.
The Stars are 0-5 in their last 5 road games and 19-7 in their last 26 vs. Pacific. The Ducks are 3-10 in their last 13 games following a win and 6-1 in their last 7 vs. Western Conference. The road team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Ducks are playing solid hockey right now while the Stars have cooled off big time from their fast start to the season. When you add in the fact Dallas has lost five straight road games, you have to side with the home team and the small juice.