Dallas Stars vs Los Angeles Kings Prediction, 1/3/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Dallas Stars vs Los Angeles Kings
Date: Tuesday, January 3, 2023
Location: Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Bally Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Stars (-120) Kings (+100)
The Los Angeles Kings (21-13-6) will try to defeat the Dallas Stars (23-9-6) at Crypto.com Arena on Tuesday. The moneyline on this game has Dallas at -120 and Los Angeles is coming in at +100. The total is set at 7.
The Dallas Stars came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 5-2 win against the Sharks in the last game they played. Dallas amassed 8 minutes in the box in this outing. The Stars had a good offensive output in the victory. Moreover, they had 3 chances with the advantage and scored 2 goals. For the matchup, they earned a goal on 5 out of the 31 shots they attempted.
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At even strength, the Stars let the opposition score 81 goals while having 103 of their own. Dallas Stars opponents have earned 129 power play opportunities (10th in pro hockey) and have racked up 21 goals in those chances. In terms of their goal scoring prowess, the Dallas Stars have notched 137 goals (1st in the National Hockey League) for the year and have surrendered 102. Dallas has tried 1,224 shots and holds a shot percentage of 11.2%. For the season, they have tallied 52 points and their points percentage comes in at .684. The Stars have seen 1,187 shots tried against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .914. Dallas comes into the game with 118 power play opportunities and they have notched 34 goals out of those attempts, giving them a rate of 28.81%.
The player between the pipes for this game is Jake Oettinger. Oettinger has played in 105 games throughout his NHL career. He has a record of 58-28-11 and he has gotten the start in 97 games. The opposition has notched 240 goals versus Oettinger in his career and his average for goals against per game is 2.44. Oettinger has had 2,836 shots taken against him and has accrued 2,596 saves. He has a save percentage of .915 in his 5,911 mins played. In his professional hockey career, Oettinger is sitting with 57 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .588.
The last time they were on the ice, Los Angeles went up against the Flyers in an outing where the Kings ended up losing by a tally of 4-2. They had 5 chances on the power play in this game and tallied 1 out of those opportunities. The Kings recorded 2 goals out of the 29 shots on goal they pursued.
Los Angeles has tried 1,298 shots (4th in the league) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 9.86%, while allowing the other team 1,161 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 71.63% on their oppositions 141 chances on the power play, and their save percentage comes in at 88.2%. They have recorded 142 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 23.24%. The Kings are sitting with 95 goals at even strength and 33 goals (7th in pro hockey) while on the power play. They have granted a total of 137 goals to be scored by way of 97 goals at even strength and 40 goals while they had less men on the ice. For the season, the Los Angeles Kings have notched a total of 128 goals, 48 points, in addition to a points percentage of .600.
For the opposition you will find Pheonix Copley patrolling the crease. He has tallied 996 stops out of 1,105 shots taken, which gives him a percentage of .901. Copley has accumulated a lifetime record of 24-10-3 and has participated in 40 games. He has started in 35 games and has accumulated 2,267 mins. Copley's quality start percentage comes out to 57.1% and he has 20 quality starts in his hockey career. Opponents are averaging 2.88 goals per contest and he has relinquished 109 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Dallas (-120)
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