Dallas Stars vs. St. Louis Blues - 10/28/14 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
St. Louis Blues (3-3-1) at Dallas Stars (4-2-2)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 8:30 pm (American Airlines Center)
The Line: Dallas Stars -116 / St. Louis Blues +105 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSMW, FSSW
The St. Louis Blues and Dallas Stars square off Tuesday night at the American Airlines Center.
The St. Louis Blues are playing some shaky hockey with a 3-3-1 record and 1-1-1 record on the road. The Blues are being carried by their defense that has allowed two or less goals in four of their seven games. Brian Elliott has allowed nine goals on 116 shots and Jake Allen has allowed four goals on 47 shots. The power play, however, hasn’t been kind to the Blues, as they’ve allowed a power play goal in four straight games. The St. Louis Blues have won 15 of their last 16 games when allowing two or less goals. Offensively, Jaden Schwartz leads St. Louis with five goals, Kevin Shattenkirk has five assists and Vladimir Tarasenko has 30 shots on goal. The Blues have produced seven power play goals in their last six games.
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The Dallas Stars have won four of their last six games and hope to start winning at home like they have on the road. The Stars offense has been carrying the way as Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn have combined for 11 goals, Jason Spezza has nine assists and Cody Eakin has 19 shots on goal. The Dallas Stars have scored at least one power play goal in five straight games and have won 11 of their last 13 games when scoring at least three goals. It’s the defense that’s holding the Stars back, as they’re 27th in the league with an average of 3.5 goals allowed. Kari Lehtonen has allowed 17 goals on 200 shots and Anders Lindback has allowed nine goals on 60 shots. The good news for the Stars is that they haven’t allowed a power play goal in three straight games.
The Blues are 1-4 in their last 5 games following a win and 5-14 in their last 19 overall. The Stars are 4-0 in their last 4 games playing on 2 days rest and 11-5 in their last 16 home games. The home team is 45-22-5 in the last 72 meetings.
Both of these teams have been a little rocky out of the gate, but the Stars have been a lot more consistent and have the offense to give the Blues solid goalies a run for their money. For the cheap price and the home team, the Stars are the easy play here.