Stars vs. Ducks Pick
Are the host Anaheim Ducks going to secure a home win as a big favorite tonight when they play the Dallas Stars at 10PM ET?
7 Dallas Stars at 8 Anaheim Ducks, 10PM ET
According to oddsmakers at YouWager, the Ducks are listed as a -170 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Stars are a +150 underdog, while the total is set at 5.5 goals.
Anaheim opened as a -180 favorite before the line dropped some, while the total has remained at 5.5. The moneyline is around -180 at all books, while the total can be found at 5.5 goals everywhere.
As of Friday afternoon, 63 percent of public bets have been placed on the host Ducks. Online wager info also states that 55 percent of bets are coming in on the under.
INJURY TO WATCH
Dallas goalie Kari Lehtonen (neck) is probable to play tonight. Defenseman Stephen Johns (brain injury) is out indefinitely. Goalie Ben Bishop (knee) and center Martin Hanzal (back) are out for the season. For Anaheim, right winger Troy Terry (undisclosed) and goaltender John Gibson (upper body) are questionable. Defenseman Cam Fowler (shoulder) is out until mid-May. Right winger Patrick Eaves (illness) is out indefinitely. Defenseman Kevin Bieksa (hand) is out until late April.
The two meetings have been split this season, with the Ducks winning 2-0 in a home game over the Stars on Feb. 21. Anaheim is 25-10-3-2 at home this season, while Dallas is only 15-19-2-3 on the road. The Ducks have won six in a row at home and while Dallas prevailed 4-2 at San Jose three days ago, don't expect its road luck to continue for another game.
NHL DAILY PREDICTION: ANAHEIM DUCKS -170