Los Angeles Kings vs Dallas Stars NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Los Angeles Kings vs Dallas Stars Prediction 3/16/2024

The Los Angeles Kings (34-21-11) travel to face off against the Dallas Stars (40-19-9) on Saturday, March 16th. This game will be played at American Airlines Center in Dallas and televised on ESPN+. The Kings are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Stars are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Devils. Puck drop is set for 8:00 ET.

Kings vs Stars

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The Los Angeles Kings Are Coming Off A Win

With a record of 34-21-11, the Kings are in 7th place in the Western Conference. In the Pacific Division, Los Angeles is in 3rd place. On the road this season, the Kings have gone 20-10-4.

Over their last ten games, Los Angeles is 5-5, and they have gone 3-2 over their last five games. As the underdog, the Kings have gone 11-6-4 this season. In the Western Conference, they have gone 18-17.

So far this season, the Kings have gone 31-35 against the puck line, including a road mark of 18-16. Overall, Los Angeles has 23 wins by multiple goals and 11 wins by just one goal. In their last ten road games, the Kings have gone 6-4 vs. the puck line.

Los Angeles comes into the game with an average scoring differential of +.4 goals per contest. This year, the Kings have been the underdog in 21 games, going 15-6 against the puck line as the underdog. In their last five games, the Kings have gone 2-3 vs. the puck line.

Facing the Blackhawks in their last game, the Kings won by a score of 5-0. In the offensive department, the Kings notched four goals during the first period and one time in the second period. Out of Los Angeles’ five goals, one were scored during power plays. They concluded the game with 37 shots on goal and had zero giveaways.

Los Angeles also picked up a win against the puck line, coming into the game favored by -1.5. Combining for 5 goals, the game finished below the over/under line of 5.5.

The Dallas Stars Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

At home this season, Dallas has gone 19-10-4 and have lost two straight games. In the Western Conference, the Stars are in 4th place and 3rd in the Central Division. On the year, they have a record of 40-19-9.

Overall, Dallas has been favored in 58 of their 68 games and have gone 36-15-7 in those contests. Over their last 10 games, the Stars have gone 6-4, and they are 3-2 in their last five games.

When playing at home this season, the Stars have gone just 9-24 vs. the puck line, and they have gone just 3-7 vs. the puck line in their last ten games at home. So far, Dallas has gone 26-42 vs. the puck line, including going just 1-2 vs. the puck line in their last three games.

Overall, the Stars have gone 18-40 vs. the puck line when favored, and they have gone just 2-3 vs. the puck line in their last five games. In their games this year, Dallas has had 19 wins by multiple goals and 21 wins by just one goal.

The Stars are looking to bounce back from a 6-2 loss at home to the Devils. Offensively, the Stars got off to a good start by scoring two times in the first period, but that was the extent of their scoring for the game. In the game, Dallas managed to score all two goals at even strength. They concluded with 37 shots on goal and committed 7 turnovers.

Dallas was favored by -1.5 giving them a loss vs. the puck line. The combined total of 8 goals exceeded the over/under line, which was set at 6.5 goals for the game.

Los Angeles Offense Breakdown

The Kings come into the game scoring an average of 3 goals per game, putting them 19th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 4th in the league. This season, the Kings are 22-16 when getting more shots on goal than their opponents. And in games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 10-4 record.

The Kings come in with an over/under record of 23-40-3. Over the course of the season, they have had 32 games failing to surpass the 6 goal over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is at 5.7 per game.

Stars Offense Breakdown

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On the offensive side, the Stars are scoring an 3.6 goals per game this season, ranking 2nd in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 8th in the league. So far this year, the Stars are 25-11 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 15-6 in games with fewer shots on goal.

The Stars come in with an over/under record of 39-28-1. Over the season, there have been 39 games that have surpassed the 6 over/under line. Their games, on average, are at 6.7 goals per game.

Los Angeles Team Defense

In terms of defense, the Kings head into the game ranked 27th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 28.3 shots per game against Los Angeles. So far, they are 4th in shutouts, achieving 6 shutouts.

Dallas Team Defense

The Stars defense is currently 14th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 29.2 shots per game against Dallas. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 26th with 2 shutouts.

Kings vs Stars Trends

  • Across the Kings last ten road games, the team averaged 2 goals per game while allowing 2. Their record vs the puck line in these contests was 6-4, while going 6-4 straight-up.
  • Across the Stars last ten home games, the team averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 3. Their record vs the puck line in these contests was 3-7, while going 6-4 straight-up.
  • The Stars have played well in their last three games as the betting underdog, going 2-1 straight up and 2-1 against the spread.
  • Over the team’s last five games as the favorite, the Kings struggled vs the puck line going just 2-3. However, they still had a straight up mark of 3-2.

Kings vs Stars Prediction

When making a moneyline pick, my choice is the Stars to come out with a win against the Kings while playing at home. Considering the moneyline odds at -159, I’m placing my bet on the Stars to win outright.

If you’re looking for my recommendation on the puck line, I suggest taking the Kings to cover. Even if the Stars manage to win outright, this game is expected to remain competitive, and the Kings should cover the puck line.

For those looking at the over/under line set at 6 goals, our expectation is that this game will surpass that mark, and we suggest making a bet on the over.

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