Looking to win big? The Stars and Kings face off at 10:30 ET on ESPN+. The Kings are hosting the game at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA. This Western conference matchup has an over/under of 6 goals, and the Kings are favored by -1.5 goals vs. the Stars.

DALLAS STARS VS LOS ANGELES KINGS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Los Angeles Kings -1.5

This game will be played at Crypto.com Arena at 10:30 ET on Saturday, March 9th.

WHY BET THE LOS ANGELES KINGS:

  • With a 1.5-goal advantage on the spread, our projections favor the Kings to secure a 4-3 victory.
  • Take the Kings on the moneyline
  • On the spread, we like Stars (+1.5)

Is a Road Win Possible for Dallas?

As the second-place team in the Western Conference, the Stars have a record of 39-17-9 and have gone 23-14 against other Western Conference teams. Over their last ten games, Dallas has gone 5-5 and has a four-game winning streak when they are favored. On the road, the Stars have gone 20-9-5, including a two-game winning streak.

Over their last five games, Dallas has gone 4-1, and they have won their last four games when they are favored. Against other teams in the Central Division, the Stars have gone 13-7 this season. So far this season, Dallas has been the favorite in 56 of their 65 games.

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, they have 21 wins by one goal and 18 wins by multiple goals.

Overall, Dallas has a puck line record of 25-40, including going 4-6 vs. the puck line in their last ten games. In their last five road games, the Stars have gone 2-3 vs. the puck line.

This season, Dallas’ games are averaging 6.7 goals per game. Their average over/under line is 6.2. The Stars currently have an over/under record of 37-27-1.

Although Dallas has a straight up record of 2-1 in their last three road games, they have not held up as well vs. the puck line going 1-2. The team averaged 4 goals per game in these games.

When looking at their offense, the Stars have an average of 3.6 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 2nd in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 7th in the league. This season, the Stars are 24-10 when getting more shots on goal than their opponents. And in games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 15-6 record.

Dallas’ leading goal scorer is Roope Hintz. So far this season, he has 26 goals, placing him 29th in the NHL. Hintz also comes into the game with 30 assists.

In terms of defense, the Kings head into the game ranked 29th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 28.3 shots per game against Los Angeles. So far, they are 11th in shutouts, achieving 4 shutouts.

Goalie Scott Wedgewood comes into the game having made 24 starts this season. So far, his record is 13-6 and he has a save percentage of 0.648%.

Will the Los Angeles Defense Show Up at Home?

At home this season, the Kings have gone 13-10-7 and are 21-13-7 when favored. In the Western Conference standings, Los Angeles is 6th and 3rd in the Pacific Division. Over their last ten games, the Kings are 6-4 and have won three straight games as the favorite. On the season, the Kings have 75 points from a 32-19-11 record.

For the year, Los Angeles has gone 17-15 against Western Conference opponents and 9-8 in divisional games. In the last five games, the Kings are 3-2, and over their previous three games, they have a record of 2-1. So far, the Kings have been favored in 41 of their 62 games.

When favored, the Kings have gone 14-27 on the puck line this season, and they have 21 wins by multiple goals. So far, their average scoring margin is +.4 goals per game, and they have gone 29-33 on the puck line.

At home, the Kings have gone just 12-18 on the puck line, and their average scoring margin is +.3 goals per game. In their last 10 home games, the Kings have gone just 4-6 on the puck line.

On average, Los Angeles’ games have finished with 5.8 goals per game. The season’s average over/under line stands at 6.2. In total, the Kings come in with an over/under record of 23-36-3.

Although Dallas has a straight up record of 2-1 in their last three road games, they have not held up as well vs. the puck line going 1-2. The team averaged 4 goals per game in these games.

On offense, the Kings are averaging 3.1 goals per game which is 19th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 5th in the league. This season, the Kings are 21-15 when getting more shots on goal than their opponents. And in games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 9-3 record.

Los Angeles’ leading goal scorer is Trevor Moore. So far this season, he has 24 goals, placing him 40th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 19 assists so far.

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.

Goalie Cam Talbot comes into the game having made 38 starts this season. So far, his record is 19-14 and he has a save percentage of 0.852%.