Stars vs Ducks Prediction - NHL Picks 10/19/23

Anaheim Ducks (1-1) vs Dallas Stars (1-0-1)

Game Info: Thursday, October 19, 2023 at 10:00 pm (Honda Center)

Betting Odds: Anaheim Ducks +180 / Dallas Stars -227 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Dallas Stars and Anaheim Ducks face off on Thursday in an NHL showdown at the Honda Center. 

Stars Offense Needs To Get Clicking

The Stars have one win and a loss in a shootout, but if the offense was better they would probably have two wins. So far this season the Stars offense has scored only four goals total and their only win came in a shootout. In the last game against the Vegas Golden Knights they scored a goal in the second and third period, but they gave up two goals in the shootout while they only scored one. Craig Smith and  Joe Pavelski were the goal scorers were the Stars. Jake Oettinger saved 32 of the 34 shots that he faced. 

Stars Betting Trends

  • The Ducks have lost each of their last 14 night games against Western Conference opponents.
  • The home team has covered the puck line in five of the last six games between the Stars and Ducks.
  • The Ducks have lost the second period in six of their last seven games as home underdogs following a home win.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 3' market has hit in each of the Ducks' last 10 Thursday night games.

Ducks Look to Build on Last Victory

The Ducks struggled to score in the first game against the Vegas Golden Knights, but in the last game against the Carolina Hurricanes, they were sure impressive. The Ducks scored three goals in the first period and they never looked back on the way to the victory. Teuvo Teravainen had three shots on goal and two goals. Antti Raanta faced only 23 shots on goal, and he only saved 19 of them. The goaltending in this game is going to need to be a lot better, or this could be a very long game. 

Ducks Betting Trends

  • The Ducks have lost each of their last 14 night games against Western Conference opponents.
  • The home team has covered the puck line in five of the last six games between the Stars and Ducks.
  • The Ducks have lost the second period in six of their last seven games as home underdogs following a home win.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 3' market has hit in each of the Ducks' last 10 Thursday night games.

Shane’s Free Pick

Even though the Ducks won the last game, the defense really was an issue and they are going to struggle again in this game to defend. The Stars offense in the first two games wasn’t great, but this is going to be the game that they are going to breakout, and that is going to be the difference here. Look for the Stars to score four or five goals and that will be enough for them to secure the win. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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