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St. Louis Blues vs. Dallas Stars - 3/2/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Dallas Stars at St. Louis Blues
Date & Time Saturday March 2, 2019, 8:00 PM (EST)
Enterprise Center
St. Louis, Missouri
The Line
The Line: Dallas Stars +150 / St. Louis Blues -182 -- Over/Under: 5
TV Channel
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The Dallas Stars and St. Louis Blues meet Saturday in NHL action at the Enterprise Center.

The Dallas Stars could use a win here after losing seven of their last 11 games. The Dallas Stars are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 19.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Tyler Seguin leads Dallas with 27 goals, Alexander Radulov has 34 assists and Jamie Benn has 142 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 81.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Ben Bishop has given up 80 goals on 1,072 shots faced and Anton Khudobin has allowed 72 goals on 929 shots. The Dallas Stars have allowed three or more goals in 10 of their last 12 games.

The St. Louis Blues look for a victory after winning 13 of their last 16 games. The St. Louis Blues are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 19 percent of their power play opportunities. Vladimir Tarasenko leads St. Louis with 27 goals, Ryan O'Reilly has 39 assists and Colton Parayko has 151 shots on goal. Defensively, the St. Louis Blues are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 81 percent of their opponents power plays. Jake Allen has given up 105 goals on 1,074 shots faced and Jordan Binnington has allowed 31 goals on 488 shots. The St. Louis Blues have allowed two or less goals in seven of their last nine games.

The Stars are 25-12 in their last 37 Saturday games, 24-59 in their last 83 games as a road underdog and 2-5 in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest. The Blues are 7-0 in their last 7 games as a home favorite, 9-1 in their last 10 games as a favorite and 19-7 in their last 26 overall. The Stars are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in St. Louis and 5-1 in the last 6 meetings. The under is 31-15-5 in Stars last 51 overall. The under is 7-1 in Blues last 8 overall.

The Dallas Stars are as ice cold as they were hot a few weeks ago, which included a 5-2 win over these St. Louis Blues. The problem is those Stars aren't the same team at the moment, as that defense has slipped a bit and has led to losses in five of their last eight games. The St. Louis Blues are coming off a loss last night, but they haven't lost back-to-back games since the middle of January. The Blues also haven't lost at home since January 8, which happened to be against the Stars. Still, the Blues and the somewhat reasonable price is the safe bet in this contest. 

St. Louis Blues -182

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