Dallas Stars vs Anaheim Ducks Prediction, 1/4/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Dallas Stars vs Anaheim Ducks
Date: Wednesday, January 4, 2023
Location: Honda Center in Anaheim, CA
TV: Fox Sports Prime Ticket
Odds/Point Spread: Stars (-188) Ducks (+155)
The Anaheim Ducks (10-24-4) will compete against the Dallas Stars (23-9-6) at Honda Center on Wednesday. The moneyline on this game has the Stars at -188 and the Ducks are at +155. The total is set at 6.
The Dallas Stars had a good night with a 5-2 victory against the Sharks their last time on the ice. The Stars had a solid offensive performance in the victory. For the outing, they finished 5 of the 31 shots they put on net. Furthermore, they had 3 chances with the advantage and were able to score 2 goals. Dallas accounted for 8 penalty mins in this contest.
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Dallas Stars opponents have 129 power play opportunities (10th in the league) and have a total of 21 goals in those chances. The Stars thus far have had 1,187 shots tried against them and have a save percentage of .914. Dallas has tried 1,224 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 11.2%. While playing at even strength, the Stars have allowed the opponent to score 81 goals while having 103 on the offensive side of the ice. Dallas comes into the game with 118 power play chances and they have notched 34 goals out of those advantages, earning them a rate of 28.81%. For the year, they have scored 52 points and their points percentage comes in at .684. In reference to their scoring capabilities, the Dallas Stars have notched 137 goals (2nd in the league) this year and have given up 102.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Scott Wedgewood. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Wedgewood has accrued 36 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .456. His save percentage is at .906 in his 5,024 minutes between the pipes. Wedgewood has had 2,767 shots taken against him and has recorded 2,508 saves. The opposition has notched 259 goals against Wedgewood in his professional career and his average for goals against per game is 3.09. He has compiled a record of 29-37-17 and he has started in 79 games. Wedgewood has taken the ice for 90 games throughout his hockey career.
In their last contest, Anaheim faced the Flyers in an outing where the Ducks took the defeat by a final score of 4-1. They had 5 power play chances in this one but weren't able to notch a goal. The Ducks scored 1 goal out of the 29 shots on goal they pursued.
The Ducks have racked up 68 goals at even strength and 17 goals (31st in the league) while having more men on the ice. Anaheim has taken 1,102 shots (23rd in the NHL) and has earned a shooting percentage of 7.71%, while allowing the opposition 1,459 shots. On the campaign, the Anaheim Ducks have earned a total of 85 goals, 24 points, in addition to a points percentage of .316. They have allowed 156 goals to be scored by way of 115 goals at even strength and 41 goals while they were shorthanded. They have recorded 111 power play opportunities and they have a power play percentage of 15.32%. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 70.50% on the other teams 139 power play chances, and their save percentage comes in at 89.3%.
On the other side of the ice you will find John Gibson in net. His opponents are averaging 2.75 goals per game and he has relinquished 1,055 goals altogether. Gibson's quality start percentage sits at 54.7% and he has qualified for 216 quality starting assignments in his pro career. He has started in 395 contests and has been on the ice for 23,048 minutes. Gibson is the owner of a career record of 172-164-54 and has played in 403 games. He has accounted for 11,111 saves out of 12,166 shots taken against him, which gives him a save percentage of .913.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Dallas (-188)
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