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Dallas Stars take on Kings in hockey test

Dallas StarsLos Angeles Kings
March 7, 10:30 PM | STAPLES Center

Dallas Stars vs Los Angeles Kings Odds

11-9-2TEAM RECORD12-7-2

The Kings get a visit from the Dallas Stars in hockey action on Thursday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

The Kings are 12-7-2 so far on the season. The Stars, meanwhile, are 11-9-2. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Los Angeles go 8-8-5 and the Stars go 10-8-4 on the totals.

View Dallas vs Los Angeles Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Kings as -168 moneyline favorites in this particular NHL matchup earlier. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 5 before betting started to move the line at 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 11-rated Kings and the No. 20-ranked Stars, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Los Angeles' No. 14-ranked offense (2.9 goals per game) against a Stars defense that ranks No. 18 at 2.9 goals per game allowed. The Kings powerplay has clicked at a 16.5% rate while the Stars have a 83.8% rate on the penalty kill.

The Stars were a 4-1 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Blues. That made winners of bettors who got Dallas at -110 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for PUSH bettors.

In their last action, Los Angeles was a 6-4 winner at home against the Blues. Bettors on Los Angeles at -122 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (10) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Dallas Stars Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Los Angeles are 6-4
After playing St. Louis are 4-6
After a win are 3-7

Los Angeles Kings Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Dallas are 5-5
After playing St. Louis are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

A few Stars at Kings trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Dallas' last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Dallas' last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Dallas' last 8 games when playing on the road against Los Angeles
Dallas is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Los Angeles is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Los Angeles is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Los Angeles' last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Los Angeles' last 8 games when playing at home against Dallas

Next up:
Dallas at Phoenix, Saturday, March 9
Los Angeles home to Calgary, Saturday, March 9