Dallas Stars at St. Louis Blues
|Date & Time||Tuesday January 8, 2019, 8:00 PM (EST)|
St. Louis, Missouri
The Line: Dallas Stars -105 / St. Louis Blues -116 -- Over/Under: 5.5
The Dallas Stars and St. Louis Blues meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Enterprise Center.
The Dallas Stars look for another victory after winning five of their last eight games. The Dallas Stars are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 21.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Jamie Benn leads Dallas with 17 goals, Tyler Seguin has 24 assists and Alexander Radulov has 94 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 82.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Ben Bishop has given up 63 goals on 799 shots faced and Anton Khudobin has allowed 41 goals on 538 shots. The Dallas Stars have allowed three or more goals in five of their last 10 games.
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 19.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Ryan O'Reilly leads St. Louis with 16 goals, David Perron has 15 assists and Vladimir Tarasenko has 141 shots on goal. Defensively, the St. Louis Blues are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 79.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Jake Allen has given up 91 goals on 891 shots faced and Jordan Binnington has allowed four goals on 25 shots. The St. Louis Blues have allowed three or less goals in eight of their last 12 games.
The Stars are 6-2 in their last 8 vs. a team with a losing record, 2-5 in their last 7 road games and 2-6 in their last 8 vs. Central. The Blues are 0-6 in their last 6 games playing on 0 days rest, 4-0 in their last 4 Tuesday games and 4-1 in their last 5 vs. Central. The Stars are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in St. Louis. The over is 7-2 in Blues last 9 home games. The under is 5-2-1 in Stars last 8 overall.
The Dallas Stars are playing better hockey at the moment, but they've also been a little shaky on the road, and it's the home team that's won eight of the last 10 meetings between the Blues and Stars. The St. Louis Blues are also playing well enough defensively to where some of these frustrating losses start resulting in some victories. I'm giving the Blues the edge on their home ice based on the history between these two teams.