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Stars visit Los Angeles Kings in NHL clash

Dallas StarsLos Angeles Kings
Jan 12, 10:30 PM | STAPLES Center

Dallas Stars vs Los Angeles Kings Odds

23-17-1TEAM RECORD21-15-7

A key battle on the NHL odds menu sees visiting Dallas duelling Los Angeles on Thursday at STAPLES Center.

The Stars will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 23-17-1 this season, while the Kings are 21-15-7. Dallas is 18-20-3 on the totals; Los Angeles is 10-25-8.

View Dallas vs Los Angeles Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Stars were listed as +-155 underdogs on the hockey moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 5 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 12-ranked Kings and the No. 21-rated Stars in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Los Angeles' No. 30-ranked offense (2.2 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 13.5% rate while the Stars have a 82.2% rate on the penalty kill.

Dallas lost its last outing, a 5-2 result against the Ducks on January 10. Bettors who backed the Ducks at -107 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

The Kings were a 5-2 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Capitals. That made winners of bettors who got Los Angeles at -130 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

Dallas Stars Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Los Angeles are 6-4
After playing Anaheim are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

Los Angeles Kings Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Dallas are 5-5
After playing Washington are 6-6-1
After a win are 3-7

A few Stars at Kings trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Dallas' last 7 games when playing on the road against Los Angeles
Dallas is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games when playing on the road against Los Angeles
Dallas is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games when playing Los Angeles
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Los Angeles' last 7 games when playing at home against Dallas
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Los Angeles' last 21 games
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Los Angeles' last 15 games at home
Los Angeles is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
Dallas home to Colorado, Saturday, January 14
Los Angeles at Calgary, Saturday, January 14

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