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Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Stars vs. Kings NHL Odds
Looking for Dallas Stars Vs. Los Angeles Kings free hockey plays & NHL Odds? NHL betting sees the Stars taking on the Kings on Thursday December 9th at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all NHL Hockey games all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily NHL hockey predictions like this Stars Stars matchup.
(13-7-2) Dallas Stars vs. Los Angeles Kings (10-10-4)
Date: Thursday December 9th
Time: 7:30 PM ET
Venue: Staples Center, Los Angeles
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Stars -150 Kings +105 (Bet Now!)
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Stars -1.5 +188 Stars +1.5 -275
NHL Betting Total: O/U 5.0
Dallas heads to Staple Center after a disappointing, streak-ending loss to the Dallas Stars on Wednesday night. The Kings await their opponent, practicing hard as they’ve dropped 3 of their last 4 games heading into Thursday’s tilt.
The Stars are on a roll to say the least, winners of 7 of their last 8. Unfortuntatley, they lost their last, but still should carry a ton of momentum.
Offensively, Dallas is one of the scariest teams on the powerplay, ranking 5th by capitalizing 26.2% of the time. However, they fall off from there, only ranking 21st for shots, and 20th for goals. Made possible by an average of 2.9 goals, on 29.6 shots per outing.
Defensively speaking, Dallas is destructive, ranking 8th in the NHL on both shots, and goals against per game. Stats wise, they’re allowing teams 30.1 shots per tilt, equating to 2.6 goals against.
Woefully, The Stars have a gaping hole on defense, as their PK% is in the toilet at 80.9%, ranking 19th. Moreover, Goaltender Ben Bishop is still injured, and Braeden Holtby will be starting in net. He has posted a 0.928 SV% this season, with a 5-4-1 record.
Los Angeles Kings
Los Angeles began the season impressing everybody, although they’ve fallen ever since, only winning 2 games in their last 10 played.
On the offensive glass, The Kings still hold the 4th best shot offense in the NHL, by an average of 35.2 shots per tilt. However, their shooters are struggling as they’re only scoring 2.6 per game, ranking a horrible 25th.
Defensively, LA is only allowing 2.8 goals, on 30.3 shots per game, impressively ranking 11th and 10th. Although, their defensive powerplay is horrendously ranked 27th, by allowing squads to score 26.2% of their chances.
Whether you see it as a positive or a negative, Olympic goaltender Jonathon Quick, will be starting in this matchup. So far this season, Quick’s posting a 0.926 SV% and a 5-5-3 record on the ice.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Dallas is 7-0 SU in their last 7 games.
- The total has gone UNDER in Dallas’ last 7 games.
- Los Angeles is 1-6 SU in their last 7 home games.
- The total has gone OVER 5-0-1 out of Los Angeles last 6 games played on 2 days rest.
Free Dallas Stars vs. Los Angeles Kings NHL Prediction
Both of these squads carry significant weapons, however though, they also tend to struggle heavily on important areas of the ice. But which one can fix their problematic errors first and possibly make a memorable 2021-22 season?
Obviously, The Stars are much more impressive so far, however Los Angeles holds the defense to shut down their shooters. But to what extent? As Dallas has one of the very best powerplays, against LA’s 27th ranked short-handed squad.
Furthermore, Dallas is on an insane run, while The Kings can’t seem to put anything together lately.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Dallas Stars Puckline -1.5
In my opinion, the bookmakers are giving Los Angeles way to much credit in their current form. Probably as Dallas is on no rest, but they’re still the more elite team, against a squad struggling at home.
Take The Dallas Stars to overwhelm This Kings team, on the offensive and defensive side, and the powerplay.
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