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Dallas Stars vs. St. Louis Blues - 4/29/19 NHL - Playoffs Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
St. Louis Blues at Dallas Stars
Date & Time Monday April 29, 2019, 8:00 PM (EDT)
Location
American Airlines Center
Dallas, Texas
The Line
The Line: St. Louis Blues +104 / Dallas Stars -115 -- Over/Under: 5
TV Channel
NBCSN
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The Nashville Predators and Dallas Stars meet Monday in game three of the NHL second round at the American Airlines Center.

The St. Louis Blues look for a big road victory to regain home ice advantage and take a 2-1 series lead. The St. Louis Blues are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 23.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Jaden Schwartz leads St. Louis with five goals, Alex Pietrangelo has seven assists and Vladimir Tarasenko has 30 shots on goal. Defensively, the St. Louis Blues are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 77.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Jordan Binnington has allowed 21 goals on 236 shots. The St. Louis Blues have allowed three or less goals in six of their last eight games.

The Dallas Stars look to build on their playoff momentum while taking a 2-1 series lead. The Dallas Stars are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 19.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Alexander Radulov leads Dallas with four goals, John Klingberg has six assists and Tyler Seguin has 37 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 2.1 goals per game and are killing 95.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Ben Bishop has given up 17 goals on 272 shots faced. The Dallas Stars have allowed three or less goals in 26 of their last 27 games.

The Blues are 5-0 in their last 5 games as an underdog, 4-0 in their last 4 games as a road underdog and 19-7 in their last 26 games playing on 1 days rest. The Stars are 4-1 in their last 5 games as a home favorite, 4-1 in their last 5 games as a favorite and 5-2 in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest. The Blues are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Dallas and 2-7 in the last 9 meetings. The under is 3-1-1 in Blues last 5 overall. The under is 34-14-7 in Stars last 55 overall.

The St. Louis Blues have won all three road playoff games this season and have been very profitable as a road underdog, winning seven of their last 10 tries. The Dallas Stars continue to be rock solid defensively, something that's been consistent for months, and they've won 13 of their last 21 games as a home favorite. While home ice hasn't meant much during these playoffs, at some point you have to give the Stars their credit for being a brick wall defensively and being in every game until the end. I'll side with the Stars at home and the cheap price.

Pick:
Dallas Stars -115

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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