Dallas Stars vs Los Angeles Kings NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Dallas Stars vs Los Angeles Kings Prediction 3/9/2024

The Dallas Stars (39-17-9) travel to face off against the Los Angeles Kings (32-19-11) on Saturday, March 9th. This game will be played at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles and televised on ESPN+. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Puck drop is set for 10:30 ET.

Stars vs Kings

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The Dallas Stars Are Coming Off A Win

With a record of 39-17-9, the Dallas Stars sit in 2nd place in the Western Conference and 1st in the Central Division. They have won four straight games and have gone 5-5 in their last ten games. On the road, the Stars are 20-9-5 this season and have won two straight.

Throughout the season, Dallas has been favored in 56 of their 65 games and have gone 36-13-7 in those games. Against other Western Conference teams, the Stars have gone 23-14 this season.

On the road this season, the Stars have a puck line record of 16-18, and their average scoring margin is +.5 goals per game. So far, Dallas has 21 wins by just one goal and 18 wins by multiple goals.

Overall, the Stars’ puck line record is 25-40, and their puck line record as the underdog is 7-2. In their last ten road games, Dallas has gone 5-5 vs. the puck line.

The Stars are coming off a 6-2 road win over the Ducks. Facing off against the Ducks’ defense, the Stars offense scored in all three periods. Of Dallas’ six goals, three came while in power play. They ended the game with 36 shots on goal and had 13 giveaways.

Coming into the game favored by -1.5, Dallas also managed to pick up a victory against the puck line. The teams surpassed the over/under line, which was set at 6.5 goals, with a combined total of 8 goals.

The Los Angeles Kings Are Coming Off A Win

At home this season, the Kings are 13-10-7, and against Western Conference opponents, they are 17-15. In their last ten games, the Kings have a record of 6-4. Overall, the Kings are 32-19-11 and are in 6th place in the Western Conference.

When favored, the Kings have a record of 21-13-7, and they have won their last three games as the favorite. Against Pacific Division opponents, the Kings have a record of 9-8 this season. In their last five games, the Kings have a record of 3-2.

Los Angeles enters the game with a puck line record of 29-33 and an average scoring margin of +.4 goals per game. So far, the Kings have 21 wins by multiple goals compared to 11 wins by one goal.

At home, the Kings have gone 12-18 against the puck line this season, and they are 4-6 in their last ten games at home. Overall, the team’s puck line record as the favorite is 14-27.

In their most recent game, the Kings hosted the Senators and secured a 4-3 victory. In the opening period, the Kings couldn’t find the net on offense, but they rebounded with one time in the second period and two goals in the third. In the game, Los Angeles managed to score all four goals at even strength. They concluded with 35 shots on goal and committed 8 turnovers.

Los Angeles’ straight-up victory didn’t translate to covering the puck line in the game, despite being favored by -1.5. With a combined total of 7 goals, the teams exceeded the over/under line of 6 goals set for the game.

Dallas Offense Breakdown

For their offensive performance, the Stars come in averaging 3.6 goals per game this season, which is 2nd in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 7th in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Stars offense is 12th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 2nd in the NHL.

The Stars come in with an over/under record of 37-27-1. Over the season, there have been 37 games that have surpassed the 6 over/under line. Their games, on average, are at 6.7 goals per game.

Kings Offense Breakdown

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Offensively, the Kings come into the game at 3.1 goals per contest placing 19th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 5th position in the league. Coming into the game, the Kings have a 21-15 record when they have more shots on goal than their opponent. When they have fewer shots on goal, they are 9-3.

This season, the Kings’ have an over/under record of 23-36-3. Throughout the season, they have played 28 games that did not exceed the 6 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 5.8 goals per game.

Dallas Team Defense

In terms of defense, the Stars head into the game ranked 15th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29.4 shots per game against Dallas. So far, they are 25th in shutouts, achieving 2 shutouts.

Los Angeles Team Defense

Defensively, the Kings come into the season ranked 29th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 28.3 shots per game against Los Angeles. For the season, they are ranked 11th in shutouts, coming in with 4 shutouts.

Stars vs Kings Trends

  • Through their last three road games, Dallas has an puck line record of just 1-2. However, their overall record was 2-1 while averaging 4 goals per game.
  • Through their last ten home contests, the Kings offense has averaged 3 goals per game while allowing an average of 2. Los Angeles posted an overall record of 6-4 while going 4-6 ATS.
  • As the betting underdog, the Kings have an puck line mark of just 6-4 in their last ten games. Los Angeles posted a straight up mark of 5-5 in these matchups.
  • Going back to their previous ten games as the favorite, Dallas has an puck line mark of 4-6 while going 7-3 straight up.

Stars vs Kings Prediction

If you’re looking for a moneyline pick, my choice is the Stars to take down the Kings on the road. With the moneyline currently at -103, I’m placing my bet on the Stars straight-up.

If you’re looking to get a bet down on this matchup, we foresee the Stars winning the underdog. However, if you’re not as confident in the Stars straight-up, we’d still recommend placing a bet on them to cover the puck line.

When considering the over/under line, which is currently at 6 goals, we believe that this game will go over that threshold, and we recommend wagering on the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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