NHL Picks: Ducks vs. Stars in Game 6

Ross Benjamin

Saturday, April 26, 2014 4:46 PM UTC

Saturday, Apr. 26, 2014 4:46 PM UTC

Anaheim and Dallas resume their heated playoff series on Sunday night, and our resident NHL picks guru gives you his betting odds analysis on this contest.

Do or Die for the Stars
The Stars will host the Ducks on Sunday at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas with the opening face-off slated for 8:05 PM ET. This will be Game 6 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals in a series in which Anaheim holds a 3-2 lead. According to NHL betting odds Dallas is a -115 money line home favorite and the posted total is 5.5. The home team has won each of the first 5-games played in this series.


Clutch Game 5 Win for the Ducks
The Anaheim Ducks returned home for Game 5 of this playoff series reeling a bit after losing both Games 3 and 4 in Dallas. The Ducks responded with a dominating 6-3 win on Friday night that allowed them to take a 3-2 series lead heading back to the American Airlines Center for Game 6. The Ducks received a huge boost from goaltender Frederik Andersen who stopped 34 of 36 Dallas shots on goal. It was a sweet retribution for Andersen after he was pulled in the 3rd period of Game 4 in Dallas as a result of some shaky play. Despite their two road losses in this series, the Ducks have still been a very good 25-18 on the road this season. Anaheim is also a terrific 27-8 this season following a game in which there were 7-goals or more combined being scored.

Check out the Series Price for Ducks vs. Stars!

The Brink of Elimination for the Stars
After garnering a plethora of momentum with wins in both Games 3 and 4, the Stars laid an egg on Friday night in Anaheim. On a positive note they outshot the Ducks in the 6-2 loss by the count of 36-21. However, for whatever reason the Stars goaltender Kari Lehtonen has been awful in all 3-games in this series played at Anaheim. Lehtonen has posted a horrible .840 save percentage in those 3 road games, while in his 2 playoff home appearances he’s been excellent with a .967 save percentage. The good news for the Stars is that they’re a perfect 7-0 at home this season following a road loss by 2-goals or more.


NHL Betting System
Any team that’s coming off a win by 4-goals or more, versus an opponent coming off a game in which they allowed 6-goals or more, has gone 42-14 (75%) against the money line during the last 5 seasons. Bet Ducks over Stars for NHL picks.

Free Pick: Anaheim +105 over Dallas

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