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Stars face St. Louis Blues: NHL odds preview and stats

Dallas StarsSt. Louis Blues
Dec 26, 8:00 PM | Scottrade Center

Dallas Stars vs St. Louis Blues Odds

20-13-1TEAM RECORD20-10-4

The St. Louis Blues will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Dallas Stars invade Scottrade Center on Monday.

The Blues currently sports a record of 20-10-4. The Stars are 20-13-1. Betting totals have seen the Blues post a 9-18-7 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Stars have gone 14-18-2 against the number.

View Dallas vs St Louis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Blues were listed as -170 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 5 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 10-rated Blues and the No. 26-ranked Stars, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up St. Louis' No. 22-ranked offense (2.6 goals per game) against a Stars defense that ranks No. 15 at 2.8 goals per game allowed. The Blues powerplay has clicked at a 10.3% rate while the Stars have a 81.7% rate on the penalty kill.

Dallas won its last outing, a 6-3 result against the Predators on December 23. Bettors who backed the Stars at -125 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Coyotes on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Blues at -125 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game PUSH for totals bettors.

Dallas Stars Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Los Angeles are 6-4
After playing Nashville are 2-8
After a win are 5-5

St. Louis Blues Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Tampa Bay are 3-7
After playing Phoenix are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

A few Stars at Blues trends to consider:
Dallas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Dallas' last 6 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Dallas' last 8 games on the road
Dallas is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
St. Louis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis' last 6 games when playing Dallas
St. Louis is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 16 of St. Louis' last 23 games when playing at home against Dallas

Next up:
Dallas home to Columbus, Thursday, December 29
St. Louis at Detroit, Tuesday, December 27