NHL online betting fans expected the Los Angeles Kings to contend for one of those spots but the Dallas Stars have been the more impressive NHL hockey betting commodity instead.
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Dallas had a record of 27-13-1-4 with the ice hockey lines and was a strong 14-6-1-3 at home with 13 of their 24 home games going under the total. The Stars were in first place in the Pacific Division and were in good form as of late with 5 wins in 6 games from January 2 through January 15.
Dallas ranked 13th for goal scoring and 7th for goals against. Center Brad Richards led the Stars with 18 goals and 34 assists while Kari Lehtonen had a 2.54 goals against average as starter.
Los Angeles had a record of 24-19-1 with the NHL betting odds and was 9-11 on the road with 9 of their 20 away games going over the total. The Kings were in a terrible slump as of late with just 2 wins in 9 games from December 29 through January 15 as their playoff expectations were in peril.
Los Angeles has had solid success against Dallas with 14 NHL online betting payouts in the last 20 matchups between the teams in the series. The Kings have paid out in 7 of their last 8 games overall against Dallas and have won both meetings so far this season.
On October 28 Los Angeles scored a 5-2 road payout at Dallas as the game went over the total. On November 11 the Kings scored a 3-1 home payout against the Stars as the game went under the total. The teams have gone under the total in 9 of their last 13 matchups.
LA has gotten the money in 7 of their last 8 visits to Dallas including 5 straight and 7 of the last 10 games between the teams in Big D have gone under the total.