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Stars' and Blues' Goalies Haven't Been Stopping Anything

Fresh off their 3-1 win over the Flyers that ended Philly’s 10-game win streak, the Dallas Stars will try to string together consecutive wins for just the second time this season. Their opponents tonight, the St. Louis Blues, are in a slump that’s seen them drop four of their last five contests with some very poor goaltending.

SHARK BITES
  • The Blues are 6-2 in their last 8 games as underdogs against the Stars.
  • The total has gone OVER in the Blues' last 3 games against the Stars.
  • The Blues are 5-2 in their last 7 games after a loss.

Neither of these teams has found a consistent answer in the crease but the Stars’ situation is dire. They have the worst goaltending duo in the entire league and, honestly, it doesn’t really matter who they start tonight.

For the Blues, they put all their faith in Jake Allen in the offseason when they traded Brian Elliott to Calgary. Since then, Allen has posted a below-average .905 save percentage and has allowed five goals in two of his last three starts. He has two starts against the Stars this season and he’s stopped just 83 percent of the Dallas shots he’s seen.

I’m not saying these teams won’t play to a 1-0 shootout result tonight, but I am saying it’s incredibly unlikely. Dallas is one of only five teams that have gone over the century mark in goals allowed and the Blues are rapidly approaching that metric.

If you value your money at all, you’d be best to avoid the UNDER tonight.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the visiting St. Louis Blues before puck drop in this match found them as 117 moneyline underdogs at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 5.5, according to BetOnline.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Blues to win this game 2.7-2.5. 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 Dallas Stars currently sport a record of 13-14-6. The St. Louis Blues are 17-11-5. Betting totals have seen the Stars post a 14-16 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Blues have gone 10-12-7 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Dallas vs St. Louis injuries news.

It's an NHL hockey betting matchup between the No. 24-rated Dallas Stars and the No. 2-ranked St. Louis Blues, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Dallas's No. 21-ranked offense, averaging 2.55 goals per game, against a Blues defense that ranks No. 21 at 2.91 goals allowed. The Stars power play is averaging 15.7% while the Blues defense kills off 88.6% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 3-1 loser as they battled the Wild on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Wild at -121 were rewarded, while the 4 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Dallas lost its last outing, a 3-1 result against the Blackhawks on December 11. Bettors who backed the Blackhawks at -125 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Betting Trends
  • St. Louis is 2-10 ATS in its last 12 games
  • St. Louis is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • St. Louis is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
  • St. Louis is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Dallas is 5-13 ATS in its last 18 games
  • Dallas is 5-17 ATS in its last 22 games at home
  • Dallas is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Dallas's last 11 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

St. Louis at Tampa Bay, Thursday, December 22nd
Dallas home to Los Angeles, Friday, December 23rd

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