St. Louis Blues vs. Dallas Stars - 12/12/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Dallas Stars (22-5-2) at St. Louis Blues (16-9-4)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Scottrade Center)
The Line: St. Louis Blues -140 / Dallas Stars +127 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSSW, FSMW
The Dallas Stars and St. Louis Blues square off Saturday night at the Scottrade Center.
The Dallas Stars look to keep the puck rolling after winning five of their last seven games. The Dallas Stars are averaging 3.5 goals per game and are scoring on 25.6 percent of their power plays. Jamie Benn leads Dallas with 19 goals, Tyler Seguin has 24 assists and Jason Spezza has 91 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 80.7 percent of their power play chances. Antti Niemi has allowed 43 goals on 471 shots faced and Kari Lehtonen has given up 30 goals on 336 shots. Niemi has allowed three goals in his last three games.
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The St. Louis Blues need a victory after losing five of their last seven games. The St. Louis Blues are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 17.2 percent of their power plays. Vladimir Tarasenko leads St. Louis with 16 goals, Alexander Steen has 15 assists and David Backes has 57 shots on goal. Defensively, the St. Louis Blues are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 87 percent of their power play chances. Jake Allen has allowed 43 goals on 564 shots faced and Brian Elliott has given up 23 goals on 248 shots. Allen has allowed eight goals in his last three games.
The Stars are 15-36 in their last 51 games playing on 0 days rest and 13-3 in their last 16 vs. Western Conference. The Blues are 1-4 in their last 5 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game and 10-2 in their last 12 vs. Western Conference. The Stars are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in St. Louis.
The Stars are playing better hockey as of late and have won their last four games in St. Louis. With the Blues not exactly playing well over the last week, I like the value of the plus money and the hotter team here.