Dallas Stars vs. St. Louis Blues Free Preview 2/29/20

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Jamie Benn, Tyler Seguin, and the Dallas Stars will face off against Ryan O’Reilly, David Perron, and the St. Louis Blues at the Enterprise Center in a divisional tilt. The game gets started at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 29, and you can see it live on Fox Sports Southwest.

Dallas Stars vs. St. Louis Blues Odds

The Blues (-140) are the favorite over the Stars (+120) and the Over/Under (O/U) is set at 5 goals (-135 for the over, +115 for the under).

Earning 3.9 units for moneyline bettors, St. Louis is 38-27 straight up (SU) overall this year. That win percentage, ranked second in the Central Division so far in this young season, isn’t too far off from to what the team posted during last year’s regular season (45-37). Through 65 regular season matches, 32 of the team’s games have gone over the total, while 31 have gone under and just two have pushed. The team is 22-11 SU at home this season.

The Blues have connected on 23.9 percent of their power play opportunities this year, a mark that places them in the top-5 among NHL teams. On the other hand, their penalty kill is ranked 19th overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 79.7 percent of all penalties.

Averaging 25.9 saves per game with a .910 save percentage, Jordan Binnington (29-18-7) has been the primary goalkeeper for the Blue Notes this season. If St. Louis decides to give him a breather, however, the team might go with Jake Allen (9-12-12 record, .923 save percentage, 2.29 goals against average).

Dallas has earned 5.0 units for moneyline bettors this season and is currently 37-27 straight up (SU). Through 64 regular season outings, 38 of its games have gone under the total, while 23 have gone over and just three have pushed. The Stars are 18-15 SU as a road team this season.

The Stars have scored on 21.6 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 14th overall and it’s successfully killed off 81.6 percent of all opponent power plays.

Ben Bishop (27.1 saves per game) has been the primary option in the net for Dallas. Bishop owns a 23-19-4 record, while registering a .921 save percentage and 2.49 goals against average this year.

Dallas Stars vs. St. Louis Blues Betting Predictions

NHL Tip: SU Winner – Blues, O/U – Over

Betting Notes

  • The Blues are 1-3 in games decided by a shootout this season while the Stars are 2-2 in shootouts.
  • The under has hit in three of St. Louis’ last five outings.
  • Dallas has managed 26.8 shot attempts per game over its last five road games while St. Louis has been attempting 36.0 shots per game over its last five home outings.
  • Dallas skaters created 22.7 hits per game last season, while the Blues forced 22.5 hits per matchup.