Anaheim Ducks at Dallas Stars - 4/29/22 NHL Picks and Prediction
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Dallas Stars (45-30-6) vs Anaheim Ducks (31-36-14)
Game Info: Friday, April 29, 2022 at 8:30 pm (American Airlines Center)
Betting Odds: Dallas Stars -250 / Anaheim Ducks +198 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Dallas Stars host the Anaheim Ducks in Friday NHL Action.
The Anaheim Ducks come into this road contest with an overall record of 31-36-14. Through 81 games, the Ducks are 6th in the Pacific Division. On the season, they have found the net 230 times, good for a rank of 22nd among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Anaheim is the 23rd-ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 3.23 goals per game. So far, the Ducks have a strength of schedule rating of 9th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 21st-ranked team in the NHL.
The Dallas Stars get set to host the Anaheim Ducks with an overall record of 45-30-6. This mark places them 4th in the Central division. Through 81 games, the Stars have scored 234 goals, giving them an average of 2.83. This output gives them a rank of 21st among NHL teams. On defense, Dallas is the 15th-ranked unit, giving up 2.99 goals per contest. So far, the Stars have played the 14th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Dallas's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 19th in the NHL.
Through 74 games, the Anaheim Ducks goal and overall scoring leader is Troy Terry with 66 points. He has reached his mark of 36 goals, on a shooting percentage of 19.1%. So far, 22.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Trevor Zegras, who has 37 assists to go along with his 23 goals. However, when on the ice, the Ducks are -21 in scoring differential. Anaheim's top goalie is John Gibson, who is giving up an average of 3.21 goals per game.
Through 81 games, Dallas' leading goal scorer is Jason Robertson. With his 40 goals and 38 assists, he is the second in overall points, coming in at 78. On the season, he is turning 18.4% of his shots into goals. In addition, the Stars have benefited from the strong play of Joe Pavelski, who is the team's overall leader in points. In Dallas's 81 games, he has come up with 27 goals on a shooting percentage of 12.7%. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +11.0. Dallas's top goalie is Jake Oettinger, who is giving up an average of 2.54 goals per game. In his 47 games played, he has turned in 27 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.
In Anaheim's 81 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 40-37-4. So far, taking the over when the Ducks are playing away from home has been a good bet with an over-under record of 22-16-2. On the season 54.0% of Anaheim's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 45.0% of the scoring coming from the Ducks. Coming into this game, the Stars have an over-under record of 35-44-2. When playing at home, the over is hitting less than half the time, going 18-22. On the season, 46.0% of Dallas's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 51.0% of the scoring coming from the Stars. Given that both Anaheim and Dallas' offenses are near the bottom of the league in goals scored look for this matchup to fall below the line of 5.5 goals.
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