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Stars Have Been Singing the Blues vs STL

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The American Airlines Center in Dallas will play host to the opening game of the second round matchup between the Dallas Stars and St. Louis Blues, and unfortunately for the home team, the Blues have been on a roll in Dallas. The Blues have won four of their last five in Dallas and six of seven overall.

Shark Bites
  • The Blues have scored over half of the posted total in their last five games.
  • The visiting team is 1-4 SU in its last five games in this matchup.
  • The Blues are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games on Friday.

Despite the recent one-sided nature of the matchup, the Stars enter the game as -113 favorites. A recent run on their home ice has seen them go 8-1 over their last nine games, but the Blues are no slouch on the road with seven wins in their last eight games outside of St. Louis. The Blues are also clicking as underdogs lately, going 7-1 in that spot.

It seems like the trends are working against Dallas, but they’ve shown tremendous resilience when losing the previous game in a matchup. They lost 5-4 the last time these teams met on March 12, but it’s rare for a team to beat them twice in a row, as they’re 9-1 after losing the previous game in a matchup.

Stars fans hoping for the added boost of getting Tyler Seguin back in the lineup will have to wait, as the center is expected to miss the first two games of the series.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the visiting St. Louis Blues before puck drop in this match found them as 109 moneyline underdogs at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 5, according to BetOnline.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 3.5-1.8 win for the Stars on Friday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

St. Louis Blues vs Dallas Stars Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The St. Louis Blues will try to spoil to the party on Friday; they are 53-26-10 this season, while the Stars are 54-24-10. St. Louis is 35-41-13 on the totals; Dallas is 48-38-2. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Dallas vs St. Louis injuries news.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 3-ranked Dallas Stars and the No. 5-rated St. Louis Blues in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Dallas's No. 1-ranked offense, averaging 3.27 goals per game, against a Blues defense that ranks No. 7 at 2.48 goals allowed. The Stars power play is averaging 22.06% while the Blues defense kills off 84.07% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Blackhawks at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Blues at -102 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game PUSH for totals bettors.

Dallas won its last outing, a 5-4 result against the Wild on April 24. Bettors who backed the Stars at -127 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Betting Trends
  • St. Louis is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
  • St. Louis is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • St. Louis is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Dallas
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis's last 5 games when playing Dallas
  • Dallas is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games
  • Dallas is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Dallas's last 6 games at home
  • Dallas is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing St. Louis

Next Betting Matchups

St. Louis at Dallas, Sunday, May 1st