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Stars face Los Angeles Kings: NHL odds preview and stats

Dallas StarsLos Angeles Kings
March 21, 10:30 PM | STAPLES Center

Dallas Stars vs Los Angeles Kings Odds

13-13-3TEAM RECORD17-10-2

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.

Supporters of the Stars have seen them go 13-13-3 so far this season, while the Kings are at 17-10-2. In totals betting, the Kings are 13-10-6, while the Stars are 14-11-4.

View Dallas vs Los Angeles Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings:
It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 7-rated Kings and the No. 23-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. 6-ranked offense (3 goals per game) against a Stars defense that ranks No. 24 at 3 goals per game allowed. The Kings powerplay has clicked at a 20.4% rate while the Stars have a 81.8% rate on the penalty kill.

Dallas was a 4-3 loser in its last match on the road against the Avalanche. They lost as +105 underdogs, while the total score of 7 made winners of OVER bettors.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Coyotes at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Kings at -182 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game PUSH for totals bettors.

Dallas Stars Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Los Angeles are 6-4
After playing Colorado are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

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

A few Stars at Kings trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Dallas' last 7 games on the road
Dallas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Los Angeles
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Dallas' last 16 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Dallas' last 6 games when playing Los Angeles
Los Angeles is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Los Angeles is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Los Angeles' last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Los Angeles' last 6 games when playing Dallas

Next up:
Dallas home to Colorado, Saturday, March 23
Los Angeles home to Vancouver, Saturday, March 23