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Dallas Stars vs. St. Louis Blues - 5/5/19 NHL - Playoffs Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
St. Louis Blues at Dallas Stars
Date & Time Sunday May 5, 2019, 3:00 PM (EDT)
Location
American Airlines Center
Dallas, Texas
The Line
The Line: St. Louis Blues +105 / Dallas Stars -125 -- Over/Under: 5
TV Channel
NBC
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The St. Louis Blues and Dallas Stars meet Sunday in game six of the NHL second round at the American Airlines Center.

The St. Louis Blues need a victory here if they’re going to force a game seven on Tuesday. The St. Louis Blues are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 20 percent of their power play opportunities. Jaden Schwartz leads St. Louis with seven goals, Alex Pietrangelo has eight assists and Vladimir Tarasenko has 40 shots on goal. Defensively, the St. Louis Blues are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 76 percent of their opponents power plays. Jordan Binnington has allowed 30 goals on 325 shots. The St. Louis Blues have allowed three or more goals in four of their last nine games.

The Dallas Stars look for a third straight victory to advance to the conference finals. The Dallas Stars are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 21.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Alexander Radulov leads Dallas with five goals, Jamie Benn has seven assists and Tyler Seguin has 45 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 2.1 goals per game and are killing 93.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Ben Bishop has given up 24 goals on 374 shots faced. The Dallas Stars have allowed three or less goals in 10 of their last 11 games.

The Blues are 6-1 in their last 7 games as an underdog, 5-1 in their last 6 games as a road underdog and 4-1 in their last 5 playoff games as an underdog. The Stars are 5-1 in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest, 5-2 in their last 7 games as a home favorite and 5-2 in their last 7 games as a favorite. The Blues are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings in Dallas and 3-9 in the last 12 meetings. The over is 3-1-1 in Blues last 5 overall. The over is 3-1-1 in Stars last 5 home games.

The Dallas Stars have really taken over this series these past couple of games and have gotten back to their defensive roots where they've won games despite being outshot by a wide margin. The difference in this series has been the goaltending, as Bishop has been rock solid for the most part and is coming off his best game of the series, while Binnington has struggled for majority of the postseason and hasn't exactly been good in this series. The Stars have won 14 of their last 23 games as a home favorite. I like the Stars to secure a spot in the conference finals. 

Pick:
Dallas Stars -125

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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