The Los Angeles Kings (29-18-7) travel to meet the Dallas Stars (29-20-3) Wednesday at American Airlines Center. Puck drop is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. ET (ESPN+). Below, we look at the Kings vs. Stars odds and lines, and make our expert NHL picks, predictions and bets.
The Kings had a five-game win streak snapped when they were blasted 7-0 by the Boston Bruins Monday. Los Angeles had averaged 4.2 goals per game during the win streak.
The Stars doubled up the Buffalo Sabres 4-2 last time out Sunday, winning for the fourth time in their last five outings at home. Dallas is looking for revenge after losing 4-0 at Los Angeles in the most recent meeting Dec. 9.
Kings at Stars odds, spread and lines
Odds provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated at 8:07 a.m. ET.
- Money line: Kings +125 (bet $100 to win $125) | Stars -155 (bet $155 to win $100)
- Against the spread (ATS): Kings +1.5 (-190) | Stars -1.5 (+145)
- Over/Under (O/U): 5.5 (O: -112 | U: -108)
Kings at Stars projected goalies
Cal Petersen (14-7-1, 2.68 GAA, .898 SV%, 1 SO) vs. Jake Oettinger (17-6-1, 2.25 GAA, .923 SV%, 1 SO)
Petersen came on in relief of Jonathan Quick last time out, as the latter coughed up 5 goals against Boston Monday. Petersen yielded just 2 goals on 13 shots in relief.
Oettinger allowed just 2 goals on 40 shots against the Sabres Sunday as he went 6-2-0 with a 1.96 GAA with a .937 SV% and 1 shutout across nine starts in the month of February.
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