Dallas Stars vs. St. Louis Blues - 12/27/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
St. Louis Blues (21-11-4) at Dallas Stars (26-7-2)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, December 27, 2015 at 6:00 pm (American Airlines Center)
The Line: Dallas Stars -135 / St. Louis Blues +122 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSMW, FSSW
The St. Louis Blues and Dallas Stars meet again Sunday at the American Airlines Center.
The St. Louis Blues look to keep rolling after winning five of their last six games. The St. Louis Blues are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 21.2 percent of their power plays. Vladimir Tarasenko leads St. Louis with 22 goals, Alexander Steen has 21 assists and David Backes has 70 shots on goal. Defensively, the St. Louis Blues are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 87.3 percent of their power play chances. Jake Allen has allowed 53 goals on 734 shots faced and Brian Elliott has given up 25 goals on 286 shots. Allen has allowed five goals in his last three games.
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The Dallas Stars also look for a victory after winning six of their last nine games. The Dallas Stars are averaging 3.5 goals per game and are scoring on 23.3 percent of their power plays. Jamie Benn leads Dallas with 22 goals, Tyler Seguin has 27 assists and Jason Spezza has 104 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 80.2 percent of their power play chances. Antti Niemi has allowed 50 goals on 591 shots faced and Kari Lehtonen has given up 36 goals on 402 shots. Niemi has allowed three goals in his last three games.
The Blues are 8-2 in their last 10 vs. Central and 14-3 in their last 17 vs. Western Conference. The Stars are 16-37 in their last 53 games playing on 0 days rest and 21-5 in their last 26 vs. a team with a winning record. The Blues are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Dallas.
The game Saturday needed extra time to be decided and it's hard to beat a team twice in as many days. With the Stars being as good as they are at home, I'll take Dallas to get its revenge here.