Dallas Stars vs. Anaheim Ducks Online NHL Betting Analysis
Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
The Central Division is heating up in the second half of this year’s online NHL betting season. Which means that the pressure is on the Sheriffs to perform in this evening’s Dallas Stars vs. Anaheim Ducks matchup. Dallas is currently vying to maintain their ranking in the top 3 of the division, at the same time attempting to stave off the encroaching St. Louis Blues. Let’s take a gander at the type of 2 team parlay odds the Stars are facing on the road this evening.
Dallas Stars vs. Anaheim Ducks – Wednesday, February 21st
When: 10:00 pm ET
Where: Honda Center, Anaheim, California
TV: Local Broadcasts
Stream: NHL TV
Online NHL Betting Odds:
Dallas Stars +1 ½ (-270) 5 ½ (-110) +105
Anaheim Ducks -1 ½ (+230) 5 ½ (-110) -125
The Stars fall into this Wednesday night pairing sporting a 34-21-3 record that, as aforementioned, ranks them 3rd in the Central Division. So far this season, Dallas has accrued 72-points on the year. That tally currently ties Dallas with the Blues for the No. 3 spot in the Central. Additionally, it places the Stars 7-points behind the Winnipeg Jets and 9-points behind the division-leading Nashville Predators. In their last 3 matchups, the Stars have posted a 1-2 record that has put their ranking into danger. With that in mind, it’s clear that Dallas needs a strong performance this sportsbook betting evening. However, the online NHL betting odds don’t think Dallas can get it done.
Despite what the odds may say, the Stars actually have the statistical advantage this evening. At the current moment, the Stars wield the 12th best scoring offense in the NHL. Likewise, the Stars have the 5th best defensive unit in the league. In both categories, the Anaheim Ducks fall short of the Stars’ mark. For example, Anaheim ranks a lowly 23rd in scoring and 10th in defense. That defense ranking isn’t terrible, but it’s still worse than where the Stars land.
The Ducks swim into this evening’s contest flashing a 30-20-11 record that ranks them 3rd in the Pacific Division. Anaheim is currently sitting on 71-points on the season, tying them with the Los Angeles Kings for the No. 3 spot in the Pacific. In addition, that tally places the Ducks 3-points behind the San Jose Sharks and 11-points behind the division-leading Vegas Golden Knights. In their last 5-games, the Ducks have posted a 3-2 record. Notwithstanding those 2-losses, the Ducks enter this evening’s matchup riding a 3-game win streak. Without question, that win streak has motivated NHL sportsbooks to favor the Ducks this evening. So should bettors back the home team in this evening’s Dallas Stars vs. Anaheim Ducks matchup?
All things considered, taking the Stars on the upset line isn’t a bad idea. Although they haven’t been that great lately, Dallas has abundant talent to pull off an upset on the road. Not only that, the fact that they’re facing underdog odds makes taking them all that more appealing. The spread line isn’t a good idea for this contest since the vig is so high. However, the totals line could be a decent option this evening.