St. Louis Blues vs. Dallas Stars - 10/7/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Dallas Stars (0-1-0) at St. Louis Blues (1-0-0)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 8:00 pm (Scottrade Center)
The Line: St. Louis Blues -137 / Dallas Stars +111 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSSW, FSMW
The Dallas Starts and St. Louis Blues meet Saturday in NHL action at the Scottrade Center.
The Dallas Starts could use a bounce back performance after losing their opener to the Vegas Golden Knights. The Dallas Starts are averaging one goal per game and are scoring on 25 percent of their power play opportunities. Tyler Seguin leads Dallas with one goal, Devin Shore has one assist and Alexander Radulov has four shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Starts are allowing two goals per game and are killing 100 percent of their opponents power plays. Ben Bishop has given up zero goals on 19 shots faced and Kari Lehtonen has allowed two goals on 11 shots. The Dallas Starts hope to avoid their first 0-2 start since the 2014-15 season.
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The St. Louis Blues look for another strong victory after beating the Pittsburgh Penguins in overtime in their season opener. The St. Louis Blues are averaging five goals per game and are scoring on 25 percent of their power play opportunities. Alex Pietrangelo leads St. Louis with two goals, Vladimir Sobotka has two assists and Paul Stastny has four shots on goal. Defensively, the St. Louis Blues are allowing four goals per game and are killing 80 percent of their opponents power plays. Jake Allen has given up four goals on 33 shots faced. Allen has allowed two or more goals in four straight games. The St. Louis Blues look to start 2-0 for the second straight season.
The Stars are 20-50 in their last 70 games playing on 0 days rest, 5-0 in their last 5 Saturday games and 6-20 in their last 26 vs. a team with a winning record. The Blues are 39-18 in their last 57 games playing on 2 days rest, 9-4 in their last 13 home games and 22-9 in their last 31 overall. The Stars are 2-6 in the last 8 meetings in St. Louis, 1-4 in the last 5 meetings and the over is 6-1-3 in the last 10 meetings.
The Stars have to be a motivated bunch after getting 46 shots on goal last night and still coming up short against a team playing in the league for the first time. However, the Blues aren't exactly an easy team to play, and they've been even better on their home ice dating back to last season. This is not an easy team to play on the end of a back-to-back, especially when the Stars have little recent success against them. I like the Blues to get the job done on their home ice.