Dallas Stars vs. Anaheim Ducks Player Props, Picks and Predictions – Friday, Mar. 08

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We have your Dallas Stars vs. Anaheim Ducks prop betting and game preview needs covered as the Dallas Stars hit the road to face the Anaheim Ducks.

The Dallas Stars (38-17-9) are set to face off against the Anaheim Ducks (23-36-3) in a Western Conference showdown. As the Stars aim to continue their 3-game winning streak and solidify their top spot in the division, the Ducks look to build on their recent victory and upset the odds at the Honda Center.

Dallas Stars vs. Anaheim Ducks Odds Info

Moneyline: Dallas Stars -275 (Bet365) / Anaheim Ducks +240 (PointsBet)

Puck Line: +1.5 – Dallas Stars -115 (DraftKings) / Anaheim Ducks -102 (FanDuel)

Total: 6.5 – -115 (DraftKings) / -105 (DraftKings)

Game Info

Date: Friday, Mar. 08

Time: 10:00 PM

Location: Honda Center – Anaheim, CA


Dallas Stars Betting Trends

  • On the road this season, the Dallas Stars have 19 wins and 14 losses.
  • As the favorite this season, the Dallas Stars have 35 wins and 19 losses.
  • This season, the Dallas Stars have hit 37 overs and 27 unders.

Anaheim Ducks Betting Trends

  • At home this season, the Anaheim Ducks have 10 wins and 22 losses.
  • As the underdog this season, the Anaheim Ducks have 20 wins and 35 losses.
  • This season, the Anaheim Ducks have hit 29 overs and 33 unders.

Historic Head-to-Head Stats and Analysis

Over the course of the last two seasons, the Dallas Stars and Anaheim Ducks have faced off a total of five times, with the Stars emerging victorious in four of those encounters. The games, spanning from December 2022 to January 2024, have seen the home team secure wins in four instances, suggesting a strong home-ice advantage in this matchup. The Stars have only covered the spread once, while the Ducks have managed to beat the spread four times, indicating closer contests than the odds may have suggested. In terms of totals betting, the under has hit in four out of the five games, with only one game going over the set over-under line. Key statistics from these matchups show a trend of strong defensive play, as evidenced by the frequent unders and the number of blocked shots and hits recorded. The goaltending has also been noteworthy, with both teams’ goalies putting up impressive save percentages in several games, contributing to the low-scoring outcomes.

The most recent game between the two teams took place on January 25, 2024, with the Dallas Stars clinching a narrow 4-3 victory over the Anaheim Ducks in an overtime thriller. The game was tightly contested, with the score tied at various points before the Stars secured the win. The Ducks managed to block a significant number of shots, totaling 17, and delivered 20 hits, showcasing their defensive efforts. Despite this, the Stars peppered the Ducks’ goal with 44 shots on target, highlighting their offensive pressure throughout the game. The Stars also demonstrated their ability to disrupt the Ducks’ play by recording 10 takeaways. The Ducks’ John Gibson faced a barrage of shots, making 40 saves, which resulted in a commendable save percentage of 0.909. On the other side, the Stars’ Jake Oettinger saved 18 out of 21 shots, ending the game with a save percentage of 0.857. This game not only added another win to the Stars’ tally in the head-to-head record but also provided a glimpse into the resilience and competitive nature of both teams as they battled through to overtime.

Dallas Stars vs. Anaheim Ducks Predictions

The Dallas Stars head into this matchup with a strong record, sitting comfortably at the top of their division. They’ve been on a roll with a 3-game winning streak, showcasing their ability to close out games effectively. The Stars’ offense has been spearheaded by left winger Jason Robertson, who leads the team with 61 points, and center Roope Hintz, who tops the goal-scoring chart with 25. Their potent attack will be a significant challenge for the Ducks’ defense, which has struggled this season, ranking near the bottom of the league in goals allowed per game.

On the other side, the Anaheim Ducks have had a challenging season, reflected in their position at the lower end of the Western Conference standings. However, they’ve shown signs of resilience, coming off a recent win and looking to leverage their home-ice advantage against the Stars. The Ducks will rely heavily on right winger Frank Vatrano, who leads the team with 29 goals, and right winger Troy Terry, who has been a key playmaker with 29 assists. The Ducks’ ability to convert on scoring opportunities could be a deciding factor in this contest.

Defensively, the Stars have been solid, with their goaltending duo of Jake Oettinger and backup Scott Wedgewood providing stability between the pipes. The Ducks, however, will need goaltender John Gibson to step up and deliver a performance akin to his early-season form to keep the game competitive. Special teams could also play a crucial role, with the Stars’ power play unit ranking in the top ten of the league, while the Ducks have struggled on the penalty kill. This game promises to be an intriguing battle, with the Stars looking to assert their dominance and the Ducks aiming to prove they can take down one of the conference’s best teams.

Dallas Stars vs. Anaheim Ducks Pick

The Dallas Stars come into this game with a strong record and a notable winning streak, showcasing their ability to consistently perform at a high level. With their top players like Jason Robertson and Roope Hintz leading the charge, the Stars have the offensive firepower to challenge the Ducks’ defense, which has been one of the weaker units in the league. Additionally, the Stars’ goaltending has been reliable, providing them with the stability needed to secure wins. Considering the Stars’ success in recent head-to-head matchups against the Ducks, their current form, and the Ducks’ struggles throughout the season, a moneyline bet on Dallas is the logical choice.

While the historic head-to-head data shows that the Ducks have been able to beat the spread more often than not, the Stars’ current momentum and standing in the conference suggest that they are poised to continue their dominance in this matchup. The Stars’ effective power play unit against the Ducks’ lackluster penalty kill further tilts the odds in favor of Dallas. Although the Ducks will have the home-ice advantage and are coming off a win, the Stars’ overall performance this season and their recent form make them the favorites to win this game, justifying a moneyline bet on Dallas.

The Pick: Dallas Stars -275 (Bet365)

Dallas Stars vs. Anaheim Ducks Player Prop Picks

Here are the players who have hit over their current prop line in at least 7 of their last 10 games.

Dallas Stars

Player Name Prop Line Over Rate Over Odds Under Odds Last 10 Average Projection
Wyatt Johnston Points 0.5 7/10 -120 -110 1.1 1.20
Wyatt Johnston Shots On Goal 2.5 7/10 -160 +124 3.9 4.33
Jamie Benn Assists 0.5 7/10 +175 -230 0.9 0.98
Jamie Benn Points 0.5 7/10 -110 -120 1.0 1.12
Miro Heiskanen Points 0.5 7/10 -135 +105 1.1 1.20

Anaheim Ducks

Player Name Prop Line Over Rate Over Odds Under Odds Last 10 Average Projection
Frank Vatrano Shots On Goal 2.5 7/10 -150 +120 2.8 2.68
Frank Vatrano Points 0.5 7/10 -130 +100 1.1 1.05