Thursday, October 20, 2016
American Airlines Center
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The Los Angeles Kings travel to American Airlines Center to play the Dallas Stars on Thursday, October 20, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Kings at +190 and the Stars at +119. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
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Los Angeles comes into this matchup after having a regular season record of 48-28-6 last season and on the road they had a record of 22-16-3. They finished 2nd in the Pacific Division. They scored 225 goals and gave up 195 goals for a point differential of +30. The Kings had 6 overtime losses including 3 of them in a shootout. In their last 10 games they had an overall record of 4-5-1. For the season they had an ATS record of 48-33 and an over/under record of 28-32-22. Dallas had a regular season record of 50-23-9 including 28-11-2 at home last season. They were 1st in the Central Division. They scored 267 goals and surrendered 230 for a goal differential of +37. The Stars had 9 losses in OT and 2 of them occurred in a shootout. They had a record of 8-2-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread was 49-32 while their over/under record sat at 45-36-1.
Jeff Carter accumulated 62 total points last season for the Kings. He had 24 goals last year with 242 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He had a total of 38 assists on the season and averaged 18 minutes played per game. Anze Kopitar averaged 21 minutes of ice time per game last year. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 25 goals on 177 shots. He had 49 assists giving him a total of 74 points on the season. Jonathan Quick had 40 wins and 23 losses last season in net for the Kings. He had 1,820 shots against him and gave up 149 goals. He made 1,671 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Jason Spezza accumulated 63 total points last season for the Stars. He had 33 goals last year with 202 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 16%. He had a total of 30 assists on the season and averaged 17 minutes played per game. Jamie Benn averaged 20 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 17% by scoring 41 goals on 247 shots. He had 48 assists giving him a total of 89 points on the season. Kari Lehtonen had 25 wins and 10 losses this season in net for the Stars. He had 1,121 shots against him and gave up 105 goals. He made 1,016 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
The Kings had 102 total points last season. They scored 225 goals while giving up 195 goals. They had 235 power play opportunities and scored 47 goals on those chances for a percentage of 20%. The Kings allowed 285 power play opportunities and gave up 53 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. They averaged 32 shots per game and as a team they shot 8.57% for the season. They allowed 27 shots to their opposition per contest and had a team save percentage of 92%.
The Stars had a total of 109 points on the season. They had 58 power play goals on 262 opportunities for a percentage of 22%. They allowed 248 power play opportunities and gave up 44 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%. As a team, the Kings had a total of 267 goals scored while they gave up 230 goals during the campaign. They averaged 32 shots per contest and had a team shooting percentage of 10.18%. As a team they gave up 29 shots per game and had a save percentage of 91%.
Los Angeles had a Corsi percentage of 54.9% as they attempted 5,107 shots on net at full strength while they gave up 4,201 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage was at 54.8% as they had 3,844 attempts while they gave up 3,174 shots on the defensive end. The Kings started possessions in the offensive zone 54.7% of the time while their defensive zone percentage was at 45.3% for the season. They had 2,534 face off wins compared to 2,483 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage was 50.5%. On defense Los Angeles had 2,495 hits and they blocked 1,027 shots from the opposition.
Dallas attempted 5,082 shots at full strength and they gave up 4,659 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage was at 52.2% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they were at 52.2% as they had 3,746 shots while they gave up 3,435 attempts on defense. The Stars had an offensive zone percentage of 52.3% and their defensive zone percentage was 47.7% this season. They had a faceoff win percentage of 50.2% as they compiled 2,597 face off wins this season and they suffered 2,577 face off losses. On defense Dallas blocked 1,224 shot attempts and they had 1,556 hits as a unit.
Los Angeles Kings Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Kings were 48-33 straight up last season
The Los Angeles Kings were 28-32-22 against the over/under
Dallas Stars Betting Trends
The Dallas Stars were 49-32 straight up last season
The Dallas Stars were 45-36-1 against the over/under
Los Angeles Kings Injuries
10/17/16 LW Tanner Pearson Suspension Served probable Tuesday vs. Minnesota
10/13/16 GO Jonathan Quick Lower Body out 3-4 months
10/09/16 RW Marian Gaborik Foot out indefinitely
Dallas Stars Injuries
10/15/16 RW Ales Hemsky Groin "?" Tuesday vs Nashville
10/10/16 C Cody Eakin Knee out indefinitely
10/10/16 C Mattias Janmark Knee out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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