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Will St. Louis take down streaking Stars?

The St. Louis Blues will return to the Scottrade Center to host the Dallas Stars tonight. The Blues embarked on a two-game road trip where they fell to the Wild but edged the Canadiens. They’ll try to build on that victory when they entertain the surging Stars, who are 7-2 SU in their last nine games. The Blues, 9-5 SU at home, opened as heavy favorites at -145.

SHARK BITES
  • The total has gone OVER in five of the Stars’ last six games against the Blues.
  • The Stars are 5-17 SU in their last 22 games vs Central Division teams.
  • Tyler Seguin leads Dallas with 14 goals this season.

If this game was in Dallas, bettors would heavily wager on the Stars, who are 10-3 SU at home. Unfortunately, it’s in St. Louis and Dallas has not been a great road bet. They’re 6-9 SU away from American Airlines Arena and haven’t had the best luck when facing the Blues. The Stars are 3-7 SU in their last 10 vs the Blues and have dropped three straight at Scottrade Center.

It’s also been confirmed that Kari Lehtonen will be starting in net for Dallas in tonight’s matchup. The backup goaltender is 3-4 SU on the season and could be in tough to stop St. Louis’ potent offensive attack that is led by Brayden Schenn and Jaden Schwartz, who both have topped 30 points already this season. With the total opening at 5.5 goals in this matchup, the OVER may need to be considered as it has hit in six of the Stars’ last eight road games.  

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you're going with the St. Louis Blues in this one, they were listed as moneyline favorites of -140 on most NHL hockey betting menus (such as Bovada) early today for Thursday's contest. The OVER/UNDER total was at 5.5 earlier at Bet365.

OddsShark prediction models pick the Stars to win this game 4.5-1.4. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Dallas Stars vs St. Louis Blues Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The St. Louis Blues are 18-8-2 so far on the season. The Dallas Stars, meanwhile, are 16-11-1. OVER/UNDER betting fans have seen St. Louis go 14-14 and the Stars go 15-12-1 on the totals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and St. Louis vs Dallas injuries news.

The OddsShark NHL Power Rankings have the Blues at No. 3 and the Stars at No. 9 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the St. Louis Blues' No. 5-ranked offense (3.44 goals per game) against a Dallas Stars defense that ranks No. 9 at 2.88 goals per game allowed. The Blues power play has clicked at a 18.39% rate while the Stars have a 83.53% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Stars were a 5-2 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Predators. That made winners of bettors who got Nashville at +144 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 4-3 winner as they battled the Canadiens on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Blues at -105 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Dallas is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Dallas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Dallas's last 6 games
  • Dallas is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • St. Louis is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis's last 6 games
  • St. Louis is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home
  • St. Louis is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Dallas home to Las Vegas, Saturday, December 9
St. Louis at Detroit, Saturday, December 9

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