Hockey bet excitement is starting to grow for the resurgent Anaheim Ducks as they have emerged from a mere afterthought into a serious bet hockey playoff contender.
The Anaheim Ducks will host the Dallas Stars on Friday night in a critically important Western Conference matchup with significant playoff implications on the line. Game time is 10 PM ET and Sports Gambling will have side and total odds for this duel so be sure and have your account open and ready for action today.
Dallas had a record of 32-23-2-4 which was still good for one of the top 8 spots in the Western Conference. The problem for the Stars is that they were trending down rather than up as they lost 7 out of 10 games from February 5 through February 26. Just 3 of the10 games in that stretch for Dallas went over the total.
The Stars were slumping on both ends of the ice as they ranked 21st for goal scoring and 15th for goals against. Dallas was 15-14-0-1 with the hockey gambling odds on the road and went over the total in 16 of their 30 away games. Brad Richards led the Stars with 63 points and Kari Lehtonen had a 2.61 goals against average with 25 wins.
Anaheim had a record of 32-25-3-2 to get back into the Western Conference playoff race. After a recent run that saw the Ducks become one of the hottest teams on the board they have cooled off some as of late with 5 straight losses with the hockey lines from February 16 through February 25.
Anaheim was 17-10-1-1 at home and went over the total in just 12 out of 29 home games. The Ducks were 17th for goal scoring in the NHL and were ranked a weak 22nd for goals against. Their power play was one of the best and ranked 4th in the NHL. Corey Perry led the Ducks with 67 points.
Dallas has lost 4 of their last 5 visits to Anaheim including their last 3 consecutive visits. Just 3 of the last 14 matchups between these two teams have gone under the hockey bet total.