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Dallas Stars vs Los Angeles Kings Preview

Los Angeles KingsDallas Stars
April 9, 8:30 PM | American Airlines Center

Los Angeles Kings vs Dallas Stars Odds

22-13-4TEAM RECORD18-17-3

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.

View Los Angeles vs Dallas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
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.

Power Rankings:
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

Next up:
Los Angeles home to Colorado, Thursday, April 11
Dallas at Nashville, Friday, April 12