Los Angeles Kings vs. Dallas Stars - 1/8/20 NHL Pick, Odds & Prediction

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Dallas Stars at Los Angeles Kings

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 10:00 PM (Staples Center)

DAL -135, O/U 5

The Dallas Stars travel west to Los Angeles, CA on Wednesday for a game against the Kings in a matchup of teams from the Western Conference.  In their last game, the Stars defeated the Detroit Red Wings by the score of 4-1.  Dallas received goals from Roope Hintz, Radek Faksa, Joe Pavelski and Andrej Sekera in the win.  Stars goalie Anton Khudobin got the start in net for Dallas and recorded the win, making saves on 22 of the 23 Detroit shots on the night. 

With the win against Detroit, the Stars are now 24-14-4 on the season which is good enough for Dallas to be in 3rd place in the Central Division. Tyler Seguin leads Dallas in points with 32 and assists with 21 on the year. Roope Hintz leads the Stars in goals with 14 on the season including 1 on the power play. Goalie Ben Bishop is currently 14-9-3 with 1 shutout and a goals against average of 2.33.  Backup goalie Anton Khudobin is 10-5-1 with a goals against average of 2.20. The Stars come into Wednesday’s game with 3 players listed on their injury report as Corey Perry is suspended, John Klingberg is day to day and Stephen Johns is on injured reserve.

The Los Angeles Kings welcome the Dallas Stars to town after losing their last game against the Columbus Blue Jackets by the score of 4-2.  The Kings received goals from Alex Iafallo and Trevor Lewis, but it wasn’t enough to come out of the game with a win against the Blue Jackets.  Jonathan Quick took the loss in net for the Kings as he allowed 3 goals on 23 of the Blue Jackets shots on the night. 

After the loss against Columbus, Los Angeles is now 17-23-4 on the season and are currently in 8th place in the Pacific Division.  Anze Kopitar has been the leader offensively for the Kings all season as he leads the team in points with 38.  Kopitar also leads Los Angeles in goals with 15, with 4 coming on the power play and in assists with 23.  Goalie Jonathan Quick has a record of 11-16-2 with a goals against average of 3.05.  The Kings other goalie is Jack Campbell who has a record of 6-7-2 with a goals against average of 2.92.  Los Angeles comes into Wednesday’s game with 4 players listed on their injury report as Kurtis MacDermid is suspended, Dustin Brown is day to day, while Joakim Ryan and Trevor Lewis are on injured reserve. 

The Dallas Stars have scored an average of 2.69 goals per game this season while allowing 2.43 goals per game.  The Los Angeles Kings have scored an average of 2.55 goals per game on the year while allowing 3.16 goals per game.  In their last 5 games, the Stars are 4-1 and have won 4 games in a row while the Kings are 2-3 and have lost 2 games in a row.  The total has gone over in 5 of Dallas' last 7 games. The total has gone under in 6 of Los Angeles' last 8 games. The total has gone under in 6 of Los Angeles' last 8 games at home. Dallas is 5-0 in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Los Angeles and therefore, I will be going with the Stars in this one.  Dallas wins this one 3-1. 

Travis’s Pick Dallas Stars -135(ML)

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.