Stars at Blues Game 4 - 5/5/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Dallas Stars (55-25-11) at St. Louis Blues (55-27-10)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Scottrade Center)
The Line: St. Louis Blues / Dallas Stars --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Dallas Stars and St. Louis Blues meet Thursday night for game four at the Scottrade Center.
The Dallas Stars need a victory here in order to prevent falling into a deep 1-3 series hole. 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 six assists and Patrick Sharp has 27 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 16 goals on 165 shots faced and Antti Niemi has given up 11 goals on 86 shots. Lehtonen has allowed seven goals in his last three games.
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The St. Louis Blues can take full control of this series by winning and taking a 3-1 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 five goals, Kevin Shattenkirk has six assists and Jaden Schwartz has 22 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 24 goals on 356 shots faced. Elliott has given up six goals in his last three games.
The Stars are 11-5 in their last 16 vs. Western Conference and 16-5 in their last 21 games following a loss of 3 or more goals. The Blues are 41-19 in their last 60 Thursday games and 5-2 in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest. The Stars are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in St. Louis and 2-8 in the last 10 meetings overall.
The Blues continue to impress these playoffs and have flexed their muscle against the Stars by winning eight of the last 10 meetings. The Stars in trouble as far as this series goes. I like the home team to win another game.
Give me the Blues to go up 3-1.