Monday, March 29, 2010

Dallas at Anaheim

Dallas +120 +1.5(-240) Over 5.5 (-120)
Anaheim -140 -1.5(+200) Under 5.5 (even)

Two pacific division rivals that are all but mathematically eliminated collide for the first time since Dec. 31st. Dallas holds a 3-1 series lead thus far and is wrapping up their three game California swing. The Stars were shut out by San Jose 3-0, and defeated Los Angeles 4-1 on Saturday, scoring all four goals on the Power Play. Dallas has not won back to back games since mid-February, but one bright spot has been the play of goalie Kari Lehtonen who will get the start tonight. He has won three straight games and stopped 29 of 30 shots against the Kings. However, due to skipping a team meeting last night, one of the Stars best forwards, Mike Ribeiro will be a healthy scratch tonight. Anaheim returns home after going 1-2 in Western Canada. The Ducks are struggling to score without star froward Ryan Getzlaf, who is still out with an ankle injury. One bright spot for Anaheim is their play at home. They have won four straight at the Honda Center and overall are 23-11-3. Interesting trend in this series; the total has gone over in six of the last seven games between the two teams in Anaheim.

SureShotPick: Difficult games to pick tonight, but the Over in this game looks like a safe bet.

Over 5.5 -(-120)

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