Dallas Stars vs Los Angeles Kings Prediction, 1/19/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Dallas Stars vs Los Angeles Kings
Date: Thursday, January 19, 2023
Location: Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Bally Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Stars (+106) Kings (-128)
Crypto.com Arena is the location where the Los Angeles Kings (25-15-6) will attempt to defeat the Dallas Stars (26-12-7) on Thursday. The moneyline on this game has Dallas at +106 while Los Angeles opens at -128. The betting total comes in at 7.
The Dallas Stars had a good night with a 4-0 victory against the Golden Knights in their previous contest . Dallas compiled 4 minutes in the box in this game. The Stars had a solid offensive outing in this victory. Furthermore, they had 2 attempts on the power play but weren't able to make the most of them. For the matchup, they netted 4 of the 36 shots they put on net.
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Dallas Stars opponents have recorded 151 power play opportunities (11th in hockey) and have scored 26 goals in those attempts. The Stars thus far have had 1,399 shots attempted against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .916. Dallas has tried 1,443 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 10.7%. At even strength, the Stars have allowed the opponent to score 91 goals while scoring 119 of their own. Dallas comes into tonight with 133 power play chances and they have notched 36 goals out of those tries, earning them a percentage of 27.07%. For the current season, they have recorded 59 points and their points percentage sits at .656. Concerning their scoring capabilities, the Dallas Stars have earned 155 goals (6th in hockey) this season and have allowed 117.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Scott Wedgewood. In his career, Wedgewood has 37 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .457. His save percentage sits at .906 in his 5,139 mins on the ice. Wedgewood has had 2,830 shots against him and has accrued 2,563 saves. Opponents have scored 267 goals versus Wedgewood in his pro career and his goals against average per game is 3.12. He has earned an overall record of 29-39-17 and he started in 81 games. Wedgewood has been involved in 92 matchups throughout his hockey career.
In their last contest, Los Angeles faced off against the Devils in an outing where the Kings went home in defeat by a tally of 5-2. They had 4 power play chances in this game and scored 2 out of those opportunities. The Kings had 2 goals of the 37 shots on goal they attempted.
The Kings have accumulated 110 goals at even strength and 40 goals (6th in pro hockey) while on the power play. Los Angeles has attempted 1,497 shots (5th in the league) and has earned a shooting percentage of 10.02%, while allowing the opposition 1,322 shots. On the season, the Los Angeles Kings are sitting with 150 goals, 56 points, in addition to a points percentage of .609. They have permitted 156 goals to be scored by of a combination of 113 goals at even strength and 43 goals while they were shorthanded. They have earned 160 chances on the power play and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 25.00%. They have a penalty kill rate of 72.96% on their oppositions 159 power play tries, and their save percentage currently sits at 88.2%.
Across the ice you are going to see Pheonix Copley in net. Teams are averaging 2.85 goals per game and he has surrendered 122 goals overall. Copley's percentage of quality starts sits at 55.0% and he has accumulated 22 quality starts in his career. He has started in 40 games and has played 2,566 minutes. Copley has earned a career record of 28-11-3 and has played in 45 contests. He has accounted for 1,115 stops out of 1,237 shots taken against him, which gives him a save % of .901.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Dallas (+106)
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