The Kings and Stars are set to face off at 8:00 ET on ESPN+. The Stars will host the game at American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX. The over/under for this game is set at 6 goals, and the Stars are the -1.5 goal favorites against the Kings in a Western conference matchup.

LOS ANGELES KINGS VS DALLAS STARS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Dallas Stars -1.5

This game will be played at American Airlines Center at 8:00 ET on Saturday, March 16th.

WHY BET THE DALLAS STARS:

  • Coming in as 1.5 goal favorites, our projections have the Stars picking up a 4-3 win.
  • Take the Stars on the moneyline
  • On the spread, we like Kings (+1.5)

Taking a Look at the Kings Chances in Dallas

Through 66 games, the Kings find themselves in 7th place in the Western Conference with a record of 34-21-11. In the Pacific Division, Los Angeles is in 3rd place and has gone 9-8 against divisional opponents. On the road, the Kings are 20-10-4 this season.

Over their last ten games, the Kings have gone 5-5. In their last five games, Los Angeles has gone 3-2, and in their last three games, they have gone 2-1. As the underdog, the Kings have gone 11-6-4 this season.

On the season, the Kings have gone 31-35 against the puck line, including a mark of 18-16 on the road. In their last ten road games, LA has gone 6-4 vs. the puck line.

So far this year, the Kings have 23 wins by multiple goals and 11 wins by just one goal. In their last ten games as the underdog, LA has gone 15-6 against the puck line.

For the season, the average number of goals per game in matchups featuring Los Angeles is 5.7. The season’s average over/under line is currently at 6.2. The Kings come in with an over/under record of 23-40-3.

Across their last three road contests, Los Angeles has been good against the puck line posting a mark of 2-1. Their overall mark in these games was 2-1, while averaging 3 goals per game.

For their offensive performance, the Kings come in averaging 3 goals per game this season, which is 19th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 4th in the league. So far this year, the Kings are 22-16 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 10-4 in games with fewer shots on goal.

Los Angeles will be looking for a good game from Trevor Moore who leads the team in scoring with 25 goals, ranking 43rd in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Moore has 20 assists this season.

Defensively, the Stars are currently 14th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29.2 shots per game against Dallas. They also are 26th in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.

Goalie David Rittich comes into the game having made 17 starts this season. So far, his record is 10-4 and he has a save percentage of 0.431%.

Will Dallas Secure A Victory as Home Favorites?

At home this season, the Stars have gone 19-10-4 and are currently on a two-game losing streak at home. In the Western Conference, Dallas is in fourth place and third in the Central Division. Overall, the Stars have a record of 40-19-9, and in their last ten games, they have gone 6-4. When favored this season, Dallas has gone 36-15-7.

In the Western Conference, the Kings are in 11th place and sixth in the Pacific Division. On the road, Los Angeles has gone 21-14-4 this season. Over their last ten games, the Kings have gone 4-5-1, and in their last five games, they have gone 3-2. This season, when they have been the underdog, Los Angeles has gone 4-4-2.

On the season, the Stars have gone 26-42 against the puck line, including going 9-24 at home. So far, Dallas has 19 wins by multiple goals and has lost by multiple goals 12 times. In their last ten games at home, the Stars have gone just 3-7 against the puck line.

So far, the Stars have been favored in 58 of their games and have gone 18-40 against the puck line as the favorite. Overall, Dallas has an average scoring margin of +.6 goals per game.

Games involving Dallas have an average of 6.7 goals per game this season. Their average over/under line is 6.2. In terms of their over/under performance, the Stars come in with a record of 39-28-1.

Los Angeles has played well in their previous three road games, going 2-1 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 1. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 2-1.

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. The Dallas offense is ranked 12th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 2nd in the NHL.

Dallas’ leading scorer is Roope Hintz. So far, he has 26 goals which is 35th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 30 assists so far.

Dallas defense takes on the Kings ranked 14th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 29.2 shots per game against Dallas. They also are 26th in shutouts, with 2 shutouts.

Goalie Jake Oettinger gets the start and has made 42 starts this season. His record at this point is 25-13, and his save percentage is 0.853%.