Stars at Blues Game 3 - 5/3/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Dallas Stars (55-24-11) at St. Louis Blues (54-27-10)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 9:30 pm (Scottrade Center)
The Line: St. Louis Blues -140 / Dallas Stars +120 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
The Dallas Stars and St. Louis Blues play game three Tuesday night at the Scottrade Center.
The Dallas Stars home to regain home ice advantage by stealing this road game here. The Dallas Stars are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 22.1 percent of their power plays. Jamie Benn leads Dallas with five goals, Jason Spezza has five assists and Patrick Sharp has 25 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 82.3 percent of their power play chances. Kari Lehtonen has given up 13 goals on 138 shots faced and Antti Niemi has given up eight goals on 74 shots. Lehtonen has allowed eight goals in his last three games.
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The St. Louis Blues can take control of this series with a home victory and a 2-1 lead. The St. Louis Blues are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 21.5 percent of their power plays. Vladimir Tarasenko leads St. Louis with four goals, Kevin Shattenkirk has five assists and Jaden Schwartz has 19 shots on goal. Defensively, the St. Louis Blues are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 85.1 percent of their power play chances. Brian Elliott has allowed 23 goals on 330 shots faced. Elliott has given up seven goals in his last three games.
The Stars are 7-3 in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest and 8-2 in their last 10 vs. a team with a winning record. The Blues are 1-7 in their last 8 Conference Semifinals games and 12-4 in their last 16 vs. Western Conference. The home team is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
The Blues have proven to be a tough minded team that simply finds ways to get the job done. The home team has also controlled this series for the most part with wins in five of the last seven contests. I like the Blues on their home ice to get the victory.