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NHL Betting - Ducks at Stars

NHL betting fans are seeing an incredibly close playoff race in the Western Conference as there are several legitimate contenders that will miss the playoffs.
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NHL betting handicappers will get a look at two top contenders from Dallas on Wednesday night that cannot afford a hockey betting loss down the regular season stretch run.

The Dallas Stars will host the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday night with a starting time of 8:30 PM ET.  Sports Gambling will have side and total odds on this critical Western Conference matchup that has major playoff implications so be sure and open your account for action today!

Dallas was looking like a certain playoff team earlier in the season but had slipped down to 6th position in the West and was in a fight with Los Angeles, Chicago, Calgary, Nashville, and Anaheim for the final post season slot.  The Stars had an overall hockey wagering record of 38-25-3-5 and were 20-11-2-4 at home.

Dallas went over the total in 14 out of 36 home games and was ranked 14th for both goal scoring and goals against in the NHL.  Dallas did have a well balanced lineup led by center Brad Richards, who led the team with 25 goals and 42 assists.

Left winger Loui Eriksson had 23 goals and 40 assists, left winger Jamie Benn had 21 goals, and left wing Brenden Morrow had 27 goals.  Kari Lehtonen had a 2.56 goals against average with 30 wins.

Anaheim was 38-27-3-2 and was 16-15-2-1 on the road.  The Ducks went under the hockey odds total in 18 of their 34 away games.  Anaheim was picking up the pace in their playoff push with 6 wins in 8 games from February 27 through March 16.  The Ducks were ranked 4th in the NHL for the power play but 22nd for penalty killing.

Right winger Corey Perry had 36 goals and 39 assists to lead the Ducks while right winger Bobby Ryan had 32 goals.  Jonas Hiller had a 2.50 goals against average with 5 shutouts but has been on indefinite status with fatigue.

Dallas has dominated this series at home against Anaheim with 14 payouts in their last 20 home games against the Ducks.  Dallas has won 4 of their last 5 home games against Anaheim.  The series has gone over the NHL betting total in 3 of the last 4 meetings between the teams.