St. Louis Blues vs. Dallas Stars - 2/8/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Dallas Stars (30-19-5) at St. Louis Blues (32-15-8)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Enterprise Center)
The Line: St. Louis Blues -140 / Dallas Stars +127 --- Over/Under: 5
The Dallas Stars and St. Louis Blues meet Saturday in NHL action at the Enterprise Center.
The Dallas Stars need a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Dallas Stars are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 19.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Roope Hintz leads Dallas with 15 goals, Tyler Seguin has 28 assists and Alexander Radulov has 110 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 81.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Ben Bishop has given up 80 goals on 1,060 shots faced and Anton Khudobin has allowed 45 goals on 615 shots. The Dallas Stars have allowed three or more goals in six of their last eight games.
The St. Louis Blues need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The St. Louis Blues are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 25 percent of their power play opportunities. David Perron leads St. Louis with 23 goals, Ryan O'Reilly has 39 assists and Alex Pietrangelo has 175 shots on goal. Defensively, the St. Louis Blues are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 81.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Jordan Binnington has allowed 101 goals on 1,118 shots and Jake Allen has allowed 39 goals on 522 shots. The St. Louis Blues have allowed three or more goals in eight straight games.
The Stars are 8-3 in their last 11 games as an underdog, 7-3 in their last 10 games as a road underdog and 7-2 in their last 9 Saturday games. The Blues are 10-2 in their last 12 games as a home favorite, 38-18 in their last 56 home games and 49-24 in their last 73 games playing on 1 days rest. The over is 3-1-1 in Stars last 5 games playing on 0 days rest. The over is 3-0-2 in Blues last 5 overall. The Stars are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings. The under is 6-1-1 in the last 8 meetings in St. Louis and 4-0-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The St. Louis Blues are going through a rough patch right now, but they're the more rested team here and have to like their chances on their home ice. The Dallas Stars are on the end of a back to back and that once reliable defense has struggled a bit over the last two weeks. The Blues have also won each of the last four meetings against the Stars and six of the last nine meetings. The Blues have hurt me a few teams during this losing stretch, but I'll back them and the reasonable price at home anyway.