St. Louis Blues vs. Dallas Stars - 2/29/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Dallas Stars (37-21-6) at St. Louis Blues (38-17-10)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Enterprise Center)
The Line: St. Louis Blues -145 / Dallas Stars +131 --- Over/Under: 5
TV: FSSW, FSMW
The Dallas Stars and St. Louis Blues meet Saturday in NHL action at the Enterprise Center.
The Dallas Stars need a win after splitting their last six games. The Dallas Stars are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 21.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Jamie Benn leads Dallas with 18 goals, Tyler Seguin has 32 assists and Alexander Radulov has 121 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 81 percent of their opponents power plays. Ben Bishop has given up 94 goals on 1,208 shots faced and Anton Khudobin has allowed 55 goals on 794 shots. The Dallas Stars have allowed three or more goals in 10 of their last 18 games.
The St. Louis Blues look to stay hot while building on their six-game winning streak. The St. Louis Blues are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 24.1 percent of their power play opportunities. David Perron leads St. Louis with 24 goals, Ryan O'Reilly has 44 assists and Alex Pietrangelo has 201 shots on goal. Defensively, the St. Louis Blues are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 80 percent of their opponents power plays. Jordan Binnington has allowed 118 goals on 1,322 shots and Jake Allen has allowed 44 goals on 568 shots. The St. Louis Blues have allowed three or more goals in 12 of their last 18 games.
The Stars are 9-2 in their last 11 Saturday games, 6-2 in their last 8 games as an underdog and 7-3 in their last 10 overall. The Blues are 5-0 in their last 5 games as a favorite, 20-8 in their last 28 games as a home favorite and 6-0 in their last 6 overall. The under is 22-5-2 in Stars last 29 Saturday games. The under is 5-2 in Blues last 7 overall. The Stars are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings. The underdog is 10-4 in the last 14 meetings.
The St. Louis Blues are probably a team you don't want to step in front of right now given their six-game winning streak and the swagger that appears to be back at the right time. However, the Dallas Stars have been money for much of the season in the underdog role, and while they haven't won six straight, they're playing impressive hockey in their own right. The road team has also won seven of the last 10 meetings between the Stars and Blues. Give me the road dog in this intriguing contest.