St. Louis Blues at Dallas Stars
|Date & Time||Thursday February 21, 2019, 8:30 PM (EST)|
American Airlines Center
St. Louis Blues -110 / Dallas Stars -110 -- Over/Under: 6
The St. Louis Blues and the Dallas Stars meet in NHL action from the American Airlines Center on Thursday night.
The St. Louis Blues will look to keep their momentum going after winning 11 games in a row after a 3-2 overtime win over Toronto in their last outing. Jaden Schwartz and Colton Parayko scored the opening pair of goals for St. Louis in the first period to stake the Blues a 2-0 lead after 20 minutes of play. The 2nd period saw nothing change the score so it was off to the 3rd where Toronto roared back with a pair of goals in a span of :31 to tie the game. Although action went back and forth, the game couldn’t be decided in regulation, so it was off to overtime where Ryan O’Reilly ended the game just :34 into the extra frame, keeping St. Louis’ winning streak alive. Jordan Binnington got the win to improve to 13-1-1 after stopping 31 of 33 shots faced in the winning effort.
The Dallas Stars will be out to snap a 3-game losing streak after a 5-3 loss to Nashville in their last outing. Nashville scored the lone goal of the opening period before Jason Spezza tied the game early in the 2nd for the Stars. Nashville re-took the lead just after the midway point of the 2nd before Esa Lindell tied the game and Tyler Seguin gave Dallas the lead in a span of :26 in the latter stages of the middle frame. Nashville would tie the game at three heading to the final period where Roman Josi scored a pair of goals for the Predators to send Dallas home empty-handed. Anton Khudobin took the loss, falling to 10-13-3 after allowing 4 goals on 46 shots faced in the losing effort.
St. Louis is 11-0 in their last 11 games overall and 8-0 in their last 8 road games while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 games against a team with a losing record. Dallas is 4-1 in their last 5 home games and 1-5 in their last 6 games overall while the under is 9-2-2 in their last 13 games against the Western Conference. St. Louis is 1-4 in the last 5 meetings between these two teams.
All good things have to come to an end eventually, and it wouldn’t surprise me if St. Louis’ winning streak ended against a Dallas team that the Blues have had issues with in recent meetings. However, we are getting the hottest team in the league over the last month with a low line and that’s too good for me to pass on. Based on value alone, St. Louis has to be the play here.