Los Angeles Kings vs Dallas Stars Prediction, 3/2/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Los Angeles Kings vs Dallas Stars
Date: Wednesday, March 2, 2022
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Kings (+105) Stars (-125)
American Airlines Center is the location where the Dallas Stars (29-20-3) will take on the Los Angeles Kings (29-18-7) on Wednesday. The odds on this game have the Kings at +105 and the Stars are priced at -125. The total is set at 6.
The Los Angeles Kings will look for better times on the ice after their 7-0 loss to the Bruins in their last game. The Kings didn't have their best offensive outing in the loss. For the outing, they took the loss without having netted any of the 34 shots they put on net. Furthermore, they had 2 attempts on the power play but weren't able to net one. Los Angeles accrued 9 mins in the box for this contest.
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When it comes to scoring goals, the Los Angeles Kings have earned 157 goals (17th in hockey) on the campaign and have allowed 151. For the current campaign, they have recorded 65 points and their points percentage is sitting at .602. Los Angeles is sitting with 171 power play chances and they have tallied 27 goals during those chances, garnering them a percentage of 15.79%. While playing at even strength, the Kings have conceded 114 goals while getting 130 on offense. Los Angeles has attempted 1,915 shots and has a shooting percentage of 8.2%. The Kings have had 1,533 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .902. Los Angeles Kings opponents have tallied 149 power play opportunities (21st in the NHL) and have scored 37 goals in those chances.
The man in net for this game is Jonathan Quick. The opposition has racked up 1,638 goals versus Quick in his pro hockey career and his goals against average per game is 2.42. Quick has been in goal for 697 games over the course of his pro hockey career. He has a save percentage of .913 during his 40,650 minutes between the pipes. He has compiled an overall record of 350-260-75 and he has started in 687 games. Over the course of his time in hockey, Quick has earned 371 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .540. Quick has seen 18,766 shots taken against him and has accrued 17,128 saves.
Their last time out, Dallas played the Sabres in a game where the Stars took home the win by a tally of 4-2. They had 3 chances on the power play in this game and notched 1 goal out of those opportunities. The Stars recorded 4 goals of the 31 shots on goal they were seeking.
Dallas has taken 1,585 shots (19th in the NHL) and has a shooting percentage of 9.34%, while allowing the opposition 1,588 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 78.52% on their oppositions 149 power play opportunities, and their save percentage comes in at 90.6%. They have recorded 158 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 23.42%. The Stars have accumulated 111 goals at even strength and 37 goals (10th in hockey) while on the power play. They have permitted 149 goals to be scored by way of 117 goals at even strength and 32 goals while they were shorthanded. During this campaign, the Dallas Stars have a total of 148 goals, 61 points, in addition to a points percentage of .587.
Across the rink you are likely to see Jake Oettinger defending the goal. His opposition is averaging 2.30 goals per game and he has surrendered 116 goals overall. Oettinger's quality start percentage sits at 56.3% and he has made 27 quality starting assignments in his pro career. He got the starting nod in 48 contests and has played for a total of 3,020 mins. Oettinger has accumulated a lifetime record of 28-14-8 and has participated in 55 games. He has gathered 1,283 stops out of the 1,399 shots taken, which gives him a save percentage of .917.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Dallas (-125) and under 5.5 goals
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