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NHL Game Preview - Stars underdogs vs Kings at Los Angeles

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

Dallas Stars vs Los Angeles Kings Odds

15-11-1TEAM RECORD13-11-4

Hockey bettors look for value at STAPLES Center on Saturday as host Los Angeles battles the Dallas Stars in hockey odds action.

The Kings sport records of 13-11-4 heading into this matchup, while the Stars sit at 15-11-1 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 7-14-7 for the Kings and 11-14-2 for the Stars.

View Dallas vs Los Angeles Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Stars listed as underdogs of +-160 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 5, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Kings rated this week at No. 13 and the Stars sitting at No. 25.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Los Angeles' No. 29-ranked offense (2.3 goals per game) against a Stars defense that ranks No. 16 at 2.9 goals per game allowed. The Kings powerplay has clicked at a 17.3% rate while the Stars have a 82.9% rate on the penalty kill.

Dallas was a 5-2 loser in its last match on the road against the Sharks. They lost as +168 underdogs, while the total score of 7 made winners of OVER bettors.

In their last action, Los Angeles was a 4-2 loser at home against the Wild. Bettors on Minnesota at +145 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Dallas Stars Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Los Angeles are 6-4
After playing San Jose are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

Los Angeles Kings Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Dallas are 5-5
After playing Minnesota are 8-2
After a loss are 4-6

A few Stars at Kings trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Dallas' last 6 games when playing on the road against Los Angeles
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Dallas' last 6 games on the road
Dallas is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games
Dallas is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Los Angeles
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Los Angeles' last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Los Angeles' last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Los Angeles' last 6 games when playing at home against Dallas
Los Angeles is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Dallas

Next up:
Dallas at NY Rangers, Tuesday, December 13
Los Angeles at Boston, Tuesday, December 13

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