Dallas Stars vs. St. Louis Blues - 1/12/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
St. Louis Blues at Dallas Stars
Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 9:00 PM (American Airlines Center)
The Line: St. Louis Blues +125 / Dallas Stars -152 -- Over/Under: 5.5
TV: FSSW, FSMW
The St. Louis Blues and Dallas Stars meet Saturday in NHL action at the American Airlines Center.
The St. Louis Blues look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The St. Louis Blues are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 19.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Ryan O'Reilly leads St. Louis with 16 goals, David Perron has 16 assists and Vladimir Tarasenko has 152 shots on goal. Defensively, the St. Louis Blues are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 79.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Jake Allen has given up 94 goals on 908 shots faced and Jordan Binnington has allowed five goals on 79 shots. The St. Louis Blues have allowed three or less goals in seven of their last nine games.
The Dallas Stars could also use a win here after splitting their last six games. The Dallas Stars are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 21.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Jamie Benn leads Dallas with 18 goals, Tyler Seguin has 26 assists and Alexander Radulov has 98 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 83.1 percent of their opponents power plays. Ben Bishop has given up 64 goals on 826 shots faced and Anton Khudobin has allowed 43 goals on 560 shots. The Dallas Stars have allowed three or less goals in eight of their last 10 games.
The Blues are 4-1 in their last 5 road games, 1-6 in their last 7 Saturday games and 7-19 in their last 26 vs. Central. The Stars are 8-3 in their last 11 home games, 23-8 in their last 31 Saturday games and 4-1 in their last 5 vs. a team with a losing record. The Blues are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Dallas and 0-4 in the last 4 meetings. The under is 3-0-1 in Stars last 4 overall. The under is 7-3-1 in Blues last 11 overall.
The Dallas Stars have won each of the last four meetings against the St. Louis Blues, and the home team has won eight of the last 10 meetings overall. That includes a Stars 3-1 win over the Blues just a few days ago. The Stars have played their best hockey at home recently and have been very solid on the defensive end especially. Based on the history between these clubs and how consistent the Stars have been on defense, I'll lay the juice with the home team in this spot.