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Blues Making Sweet Music in Playoffs

Dallas Stars St. Louis Blues NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

The St. Louis Blues can take a commanding 3-1 series lead with a win over the Dallas Stars on home ice Thursday night. If Game 3 was any indication, however, this series is already over.

Shark Bites
  • The Stars are 2-8 SU in their last 10 games against the Blues.
  • The Blues are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games as favorites.
  • The Blues are 5-1 SU in their last six games after a loss.

The Blues torched Stars netminder Antti Niemi for three goals on 12 shots before making way for Kari Lehtonen, who also allowed three goals in the Blues’ 6-1 victory. Stars goalies have allowed 10 goals over the last two games with the OVER cashing in each instance after the two teams combined for just three goals in Game 1.

Despite allowing the opening goal in each game, Blues goaltender Brian Elliott has done an admirable job of remaining calm and giving his team the opportunity to fight back and, in the case for the last two games, win. Colton Sceviour scored 4:44 into Game 3, but Elliott shut the door after that – as he’s done all playoffs. He stopped the next 25 shots as the Blues skated to the easy 6-1 win.

The Blues are the third-highest scoring team in the playoffs with three goals per game and have been a good OVER wager in recent games with the O/U count now 5-2 in their last seven games.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the St. Louis Blues as -145 favorites earlier today. The over under opened at 5 at MyBookie for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Blues to win this game 3.3-2.4. 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 Blues sit at 55-27-10 on the season; in comparison, the Dallas Stars are currently 55-25-11. Looking to wager on the totals? St. Louis is 37-42-13 OU, and Dallas is 50-39-2 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and St. Louis vs Dallas injuries news.

This game puts the St. Louis Blues, most recently No. 5 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Dallas Stars, who rate a No. 3 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits St. Louis's No. 13-ranked offense, averaging 2.76 goals per game, against a Stars defense that ranks No. 20 at 2.84 goals allowed. The Blues power play is averaging 22.39% while the Stars defense kills off 81.39% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Dallas, they were a 6-1 loser as they battled the Blues on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Blues at -143 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Dallas is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Dallas's last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 17 of Dallas's last 25 games on the road
  • Dallas is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing St. Louis
  • St. Louis is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis's last 7 games
  • St. Louis is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games at home
  • St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Dallas

Next Betting Matchups

Dallas home to St. Louis, Saturday, May 7th