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St. Louis Blues vs. Dallas Stars - 5/3/19 NHL - Playoffs Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Dallas Stars at St. Louis Blues
Date & Time Friday May 3, 2019, 9:30 PM (EDT)
Location
Enterprise Center
St. Louis, Missouri
The Line
The Line: Dallas Stars +119 / St. Louis Blues -143 -- Over/Under: 5
TV Channel
NBCSN
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The Dallas Stars and St. Louis Blues meet Friday in game five of the NHL second round at the Enterprise Center.

The Dallas Stars look for another road victory to bring home a 3-2 series lead. The Dallas Stars are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 21.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Alexander Radulov leads Dallas with five goals, Jamie Benn has seven assists and Tyler Seguin has 43 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 92.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Ben Bishop has given up 23 goals on 335 shots faced. The Dallas Stars have allowed three or less goals in nine of their last 10 games.

The St. Louis Blues look for their third playoff home win to take a 3-2 series lead. The St. Louis Blues are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 22.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Jaden Schwartz leads St. Louis with six goals, Alex Pietrangelo has eight assists and Vladimir Tarasenko has 36 shots on goal. Defensively, the St. Louis Blues are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 75 percent of their opponents power plays. Jordan Binnington has allowed 28 goals on 298 shots. The St. Louis Blues have allowed three or more goals in four of their last eight games.

The Stars are 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest, 7-2 in their last 9 games as a road underdog and 5-2 in their last 7 games as an underdog. The Blues are 16-5 in their last 21 home games, 15-5 in their last 20 games as a home favorite and 25-10 in their last 35 games playing on 1 days rest. The Stars are 8-3 in the last 11 meetings and the underdog is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings. The under is 30-14-7 in Stars last 51 overall. The over is 3-0-1 in Blues last 4 overall.

No team has been able to win back-to-back games in this series, so that's good news for the Blues. The St. Louis Blues have also won nine of their last 12 and 15 of their last 20 games as a home favorite. It's been hard to get a strong feel on this series with so many twists and turns, but I'll side with the Blues on their home ice because of how consistent they've been in the favorite role.  

Pick:
St. Louis Blues -143

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