Stars vs. Kings at Staples Center
The Dallas Stars will be looking to stay in the playoff chase in the Western Conference on Sunday night as they take on the rival Los Angeles Kings in NHL betting action at the Staples Center.
The Stars have picked up a win in three of their last four games against the Kings, including a 5-1 home victory as a +130 underdog on the NHL odds when they last met on April 9. The OVER/UNDER has gone 5-3-2 in the last 10 Stars vs. Kings games.
Los Angeles battles the Stars, currently with a 22-19-3 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 18-16-10 for the Kings and 23-16-5 for the Stars.
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Kings as -186 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.
This game puts the Kings, most recently No. 5 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Stars, who rate a No. 21 in the latest survey.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Los Angeles' No. 9-ranked offense (2.8 goals per game) against a Stars defense that ranks No. 22 at 2.9 goals per game allowed. The Kings powerplay has clicked at a 20.6% rate while the Stars have a 81.6% rate on the penalty kill.
The Stars were a 2-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Blues. That made winners of bettors who got St. Louis at -180 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.
The Kings were a 2-1 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Blue Jackets. That made winners of bettors who got Los Angeles at -195 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.
Dallas Stars Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Los Angeles are 6-4
After playing St. Louis are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5
Los Angeles Kings Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Dallas are 5-5
After playing Columbus are 2-8
After a win are 5-5
A few Stars at Kings trends to consider:
Dallas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Los Angeles
Dallas is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
Dallas is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Los Angeles
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Dallas' last 7 games
Los Angeles is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Los Angeles' last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Los Angeles' last 10 games when playing at home against Dallas
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Los Angeles' last 6 games when playing Dallas
Dallas at San Jose, Tuesday, April 23
Los Angeles at Minnesota, Tuesday, April 23