Blues vs. Stars - 2/16/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Dallas Stars (36-15-5) at St. Louis Blues (32-17-9)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Scottrade Center)
The Line: St. Louis Blues -125 / Dallas Stars +105 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Dallas Stars and St. Louis Blues square off Tuesday night at the Scottrade Center.
The Dallas Stars look to keep rolling after winning seven of their last eight games. The Dallas Stars are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 22.2 percent of their power plays. Tyler Seguin leads Dallas with 30 goals, Jamie Benn has 34 assists and Jason Spezza has 136 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 79.8 percent of their power play chances. Antti Niemi has allowed 85 goals on 926 shots faced and Kari Lehtonen has given up 63 goals on 703 shots. Niemi has allowed nine goals in his last three games.
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The St. Louis Blues look for consistency after splitting their last eight games. The St. Louis Blues are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 20.5 percent of their power plays. Vladimir Tarasenko leads St. Louis with 27 goals, Alexander Steen has 28 assists and David Backes has 111 shots on goal. Defensively, the St. Louis Blues are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 86.6 percent of their power play chances. Jake Allen has allowed 68 goals on 896 shots faced and Brian Elliott has given up 56 goals on 830 shots. Elliott has allowed five goals in his last three games.
The Stars are 17-39 in their last 56 games playing on 0 days rest and 5-1 in their last 6 vs. Western Conference. The Blues are 3-7 in their last 10 vs. Western Conference and 6-1 in their last 7 Tuesday games. The Stars are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings.
These are two quality teams and the Blues should have the advantage at home while catching the Stars on the end of a back to back. However, the Stars are one of the hottest teams in the league right now and are hard to bet against when getting plus money. I always play value, and Dallas is it in this spot.