Anaheim Ducks vs. Dallas Stars - 1/9/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Anaheim Ducks vs. Dallas Stars - 1/9/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Stars (25-14-4) at Anaheim Ducks (17-21-5)

NHL Hockey: Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 10:00 pm (Honda Center)

The Line: Anaheim Ducks +122 / Dallas Stars -135 --- Over/Under: 5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Dallas Stars and Anaheim Ducks meet Thursday in NHL action at the Honda Center.

The Dallas Stars look for another win to build on their five-game winning streak. The Dallas Stars are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 17.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Roope Hintz leads Dallas with 14 goals, Tyler Seguin has 21 assists and Alexander Radulov has 97 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 82.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Ben Bishop has given up 61 goals on 825 shots faced and Anton Khudobin has allowed 35 goals on 505 shots. The Dallas Stars have allowed two or less goals in five straight games.

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The Anaheim Ducks need a win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Anaheim Ducks are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 15.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Jakob Silfverberg leads Anaheim with 15 goals, Hampus Lindholm has 16 assists and Rickard Rakell has 103 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 78.9 percent of their opponents power plays. John Gibson has given up 90 goals on 971 shots faced and Ryan Miller has allowed 33 goals on 332 shots. The Anaheim Ducks have allowed four or more goals in four straight games.

The Stars are 5-2 in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest, 13-6 in their last 19 games as a favorite and 5-0 in their last 5 Thursday games. The Ducks are 5-16 in their last 21 Thursday games, 0-4 in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest and 8-20 in their last 28 overall. The over is 5-2 in Stars last 7 overall. The over is 4-0 in Ducks last 4 overall. The Stars are 0-6 in the last 6 meetings in Anaheim. The home team is 36-16 in the last 52 meetings. The favorite is 36-15 in the last 51 meetings. The over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.

The Dallas Stars are on the end of a back to back, so they should continue to rely on that defense that's been incredible during this five-game winning streak. The Anaheim Ducks are piling up the losses by the boatload and that offense hasn't helped much. Four of the last eight meetings between the Stars and Ducks have produced three or less goals. This should be another low scoring contest. I'll side with the under in this game. 

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