Dallas Stars vs Los Angeles Kings Preview
Los Angeles Kings vs Dallas Stars Odds
The visiting Kings hope for a solid performance on Tuesday as they look to steal a win at American Airlines Center against the Dallas Stars.
The Stars bring a 18-17-3 record to the battle against the 22-13-4 Kings. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Dallas go 19-14-5 so far and the Kings go 17-14-8.
The Stars were listed earlier today as +124 moneyline underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 5.
The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Stars at No. 23 and the Kings at No. 5 heading into this contest.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Dallas' No. 13-ranked offense (2.7 goals per game) against a Kings defense that ranks No. 8 at 2.5 goals per game allowed. The Stars powerplay has clicked at a 17.5% rate while the Kings have a 81.4% rate on the penalty kill.
The Kings were a 4-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Ducks. That made winners of bettors who got Anaheim at -109 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.
Last time out for Dallas, they were a 5-4 winner as they battled the Sharks on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Stars at +180 were rewarded, while the 9 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
Los Angeles Kings Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Dallas are 5-5
After playing Anaheim are 5-5
After a loss are 8-2
Dallas Stars Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Los Angeles are 5-5
After playing San Jose are 6-4
After a win are 3-7
A few Kings at Stars trends to consider:
Los Angeles is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing on the road against Dallas
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Los Angeles' last 9 games on the road
Los Angeles is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Los Angeles is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Dallas
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Dallas' last 7 games at home
Dallas is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Los Angeles
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Dallas' last 12 games
Dallas is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games at home
Los Angeles home to Colorado, Thursday, April 11
Dallas at Nashville, Friday, April 12