St. Louis Blues vs. Dallas Stars - 12/7/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Dallas Stars (16-11-1) at St. Louis Blues (18-8-2)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 8:00 pm (Scottrade Center)
The Line: St. Louis Blues -140 / Dallas Stars +127 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSSW, FSMW
The Dallas Stars and St. Louis Blues meet Thursday in NHL action at the Scottrade Center.
The Dallas Stars look for another victory after winning seven of their last nine games. The Dallas Stars are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 20.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Tyler Seguin leads Dallas with 14 goals, John Klingberg has 20 assists and Jamie Benn has 85 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 83.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Ben Bishop has given up 57 goals on 630 shots faced and Kari Lehtonen has allowed 19 goals on 190 shots. The Dallas Stars have allowed three or less goals in seven of their last nine games.
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The St. Louis Blues could use a spark of consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The St. Louis Blues are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 17 percent of their power play opportunities. Jaden Schwartz leads St. Louis with 13 goals, Brayden Schenn has 20 assists and Vladimir Tarasenko has 119 shots on goal. Defensively, the St. Louis Blues are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 78.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Jake Allen has given up 60 goals on 639 shots faced and Carter Hutton has allowed 12 goals on 189 shots. The St. Louis Blues have allowed three or less goals in eight of their last nine games.
The Stars are 17-37 in their last 54 road games, 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 5-1 in their last 6 overall. The Blues are 9-2 in their last 11 Thursday games, 11-5 in their last 16 home games and 39-19 in their last 58 overall. The Stars are 2-7 in the last 9 meetings in St. Louis, 0-4 in the last 4 meetings and the over is 7-1-3 in the last 11 meetings.
The Stars are playing better hockey right now, but they continue to be fade material on the road. The Blues don't have much success stringing wins together, but they do play by far their best hockey on their home ice and have picked up things on the defensive end as of late. Add the onesided history between these two teams, and you have to like the St. Louis Blues to get the job done here.