Dallas Stars vs. St. Louis Blues - 2/21/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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St. Louis Blues (34-17-10) at Dallas Stars (35-19-6)
NHL Hockey: Friday, February 21, 2020 at 8:30 pm (American Airlines Center)
The Line: Dallas Stars / St. Louis Blues --- Over/Under:
The St. Louis Blues and Dallas Stars meet Friday in NHL action at the American Airlines Center.
The St. Louis Blues look for a win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The St. Louis Blues are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 24.7 percent of their power play opportunities. David Perron leads St. Louis with 23 goals, Ryan O'Reilly has 41 assists and Alex Pietrangelo has 190 shots on goal. Defensively, the St. Louis Blues are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 79.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Jordan Binnington has allowed 112 goals on 1,228 shots and Jake Allen has allowed 43 goals on 549 shots. The St. Louis Blues have allowed three or more goals in 11 of their last 14 games.
The Dallas Stars look for a win after winning five of their last six games. The Dallas Stars are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 20.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Jamie Benn leads Dallas with 18 goals, Tyler Seguin has 32 assists and Alexander Radulov has 116 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 81.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Ben Bishop has given up 90 goals on 1,195 shots faced and Anton Khudobin has allowed 52 goals on 711 shots. The Dallas Stars have allowed three or more goals in eight of their last 14 games.
The Blues are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The underdog is 9-4 in the last 13 meetings. The over is 3-1-1 in the last 5 meetings in Dallas. The under is 5-0-1 in the last 6 meetings.
The St. Louis Blues seem to be coming out of their funk with back to back wins, but now they have to prove they can get it done on the road, and they're on the end of a back to back while running into a hot Stars team. It's going to take a couple more solid performances for me to believe the St. Louis Blues are back on track. The Dallas Stars have had a really solid week, and they've quietly become a top-five profitable team in the sport over this winning stretch. Give me the Stars on their home ice.