The Anaheim Ducks and Dallas Stars meet Thursday in NHL action at the American Airlines Center. The Anaheim Ducks have lost 6 of their last 7 games. The Dallas Stars have split their last 10 games.
The Anaheim Ducks are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 15.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Troy Terry leads Anaheim with 10 goals, Trevor Zegras has 12 assists and Frank Vatrano has 66 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing 4.2 goals per game and are killing 65.4 percent of their opponent’s power plays. John Gibson has given up 66 goals on 624 shots faced, and Anthony Stolarz has allowed 25 goals on 227 shots.
The Dallas Stars are averaging 3.8 goals per game and are scoring on 29.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Jason Robertson leads Dallas with 19 goals, Roppe Hintz has 16 assists and Joe Pavelski has 57 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 83.1 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Jake Oettinger has allowed 35 goal on 424 shots faced, and Scott Wedgewood has given up 28 goals on 299 shots.
The Ducks are 15-38 in their last 53 road games and 12-40 in their last 52 overall. The Stars are 34-16 in their last 50 home games and 5-1 in their last 6 Thursday games. The under is 8-2 in Ducks last 10 overall. The over is 10-3-2 in Stars last 15 overall. The Ducks are 16-36-1 in the last 53 meetings in Dallas and 0-5 in the last 5 meetings. The home team is 35-16 in the last 51 meetings. The favorite is 39-13 in the last 52 meetings.
The Anaheim Ducks are going nowhere fast right now, and they're doing nothing well that even makes you want to look their direction, regardless of price. The Dallas Stars continue to get better offensively, and they do their best work on their home ice. It's simply difficult to make a case for the Ducks this season, regardless of opponent or venue. Give me the Stars and the PL for max betting value.