With the series tied at two wins apiece, the Dallas Stars and the St. Louis Blues collide at the Enterprise Center in Game 2 of the Western Conference Semifinals. NBC will showcase the game, which gets underway at 3 p.m. ET on Saturday, April 27.
Dallas Stars vs. St. Louis Blues Odds
Dallas (+120) is currently the underdog to St. Louis (-140), and the oddsmakers have set the Over/Under (O/U) at 5 goals. The odds for betting that total stand at -120 for the under and +100 for the over.
Earning moneyline bettors 3.8 units, St. Louis is 50-39 straight up (SU) overall this year. That winning percentage, ranked 1st in the Central Division in this young season, is right in line with the 44-38 record the team posted during the 2017-18 season campaign. Of the team’s 89 regular season outings, 47 have gone under the total, while 36 have gone over and just six have pushed. The team’s 26-19 SU at home this season.
The Blues’ offensive skaters attempted 31.5 shots per game in the regular season, resulting in 3.0 goals per contest (ranked 14th overall in the NHL). In the playoffs, the club is down to an average of 29.1 shots on goal 2.7 goals per game.
After sporting the eighth-strongest power-play unit in the regular season (converting 21.7 percent of all chances), the Blues have been able to score on 28.6 percent of their extra-man advantages in the postseason. Their penalty kill has gone from 81.1 percent in the regular season to 75.0 percent in the playoffs.
With a .905 save percentage and 25.1 saves per game, Jake Allen (19-27-8) has been the top option in goal for St. Louis this year. If St. Louis chooses to rest him, however, it could turn to Jordan Binnington (29-10-10 record, .924 save percentage, 2.01 goals against average).
Dallas has lost 0.1 units for moneyline bettors this year and is currently 47-42 straight up (SU). Through 89 regular season matches, 51 of its games have gone under the total, while 26 have gone over and just 12 have pushed. The Stars are 21-24 SU as the away team this season.
The Stars have converted on 21.0 percent of their power play opportunities this year, a figure that places it in the top-10 among NHL teams. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked fifth overall and it’s successfully killed off 83.6 percent of all opponent power plays.
Ben Bishop (1.99 goals against average and .935 save percentage) has been the primary option in goal for Dallas. Bishop is averaging 27.5 saves per game and owns a 32-21-3 record.
Dallas Stars at St. Louis Blues Betting Predictions
Pick: SU Winner – Blues, O/U – Over
- Over Dallas’ last ten games, five of them have been decided by two or more goals (the team is 4-1 in those games).
- Dallas skaters registered 22.7 hits per game last season, while the Blue Notes posted 23.1 hits per contest.