Dallas Stars vs. Los Angeles Kings - 11/22/14 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Kings (11-5-4) at Dallas Stars (7-9-4)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 8:00 pm (American Airlines Center)
The Line: Dallas Stars -105 / Los Angeles Kings -105 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Kings travel to the American Airlines Center to match up with the Dallas Stars.
The Los Angeles Kings begin a road swing with their first stop at the American Airlines Center to face Dallas. The Kings have been playing well at home with three consecutive victories following a 3-2 decision over visiting Carolina. All the scoring took place in the first and second periods with Los Angeles receiving goals from Trevor Lewis, Jarret Stoll and Tanner Pearson each lit the lamp and Jonathan Quick made it hold up with a 25 save effort to pick up the win. The Hurricanes received goals from Jeff Skinner and Eric Staal with Cam Ward absorbing the defeat with 36 stops. Carolina has been in a bit of a slowdown with losses in four of five.
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The Dallas Stars will be looking to string together wins when the Kings come to to town on Saturday. The Stars snapped a three game skid with a 3-1 victory over the visiting Coyotes on Thursday night although Dallas has won just three times in 13 contests. Arizona took a 1-0 lead on a power play tally off the stick of Lauri Korpikoski in the opening frame which held up until the Stars offense awoke with three goals in the third. The Stars received goals from Cody Eakin, John Klingberg and Jason Spezza to make a winner of Kari Lehtonen who recorded 25 saves while Mke Smith was saddled with the loss despite a 24 save performance as Arizona has lost five in a row at Dallas.
The over is 3-0-2 in Kings last 5 Saturday games and is 3-0-2 in Kings last 5 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game while the under is 4-0-1 in Kings last 5 vs. Central. For Dallas the under is 6-0 in Stars last 6 vs. a team with a winning record while the Stars are 0-6 in their last 6 Saturday games and are 1-7 in their last 8 home games. Head to head the over is 3-1-4 in the last 8 meetings in Dallas while the Kings are 10-4 in the last 14 meetings in Dallas and the over is 7-3-2 in the last 12 meetings. The trends favor Los Angeles and the over but please check back when a line and goalies are released...