Two Western Conference foes throw down at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX on Thursday night when the hot St. Louis Blues battle the tough Dallas Stars. Can the home team Stars get the win? Or, will the Blues cause Dallas to skate off the ice with their heads bowed knowing they just lost?
Blues vs Stars NHL Betting Lines & Expert Analysis
- When: Thursday, Feb. 21 at 8:30 pm ET
- Where: American Airlines Arena, Dallas, TX
- TV: NBCSN
- Radio: St. Louis / Dallas
- Live Stream: NHL.tv
- Moneyline Odds: Dallas -114
- Over/Under Total Odds: Off
Why St. Louis Blues are a good bet -106?
The St. Louis Blues have climbed all the way to third place in the deep Central Division. They’re currently behind Winnipeg and Nashville. St. Louis has 69 points, Nashville’s got 75, and Winnipeg’s got 76 as of Feb. 20 before any games are played.
St. Louis really feels they can win the division. They should feel that way after winning 11 in a row. Dallas is a good team, but it’s hard to see the Stars stopping the juggernaut Blues on Thursday night. St. Louis should take this game.
- Goals For: 3.0
- Shots For: 31.4
- Power Plays: 18.2%
- Face-Offs: 51.8%
- Goals Against: 2.8
- Shots Against: 28.8
- Penalty Kills: 79.5%
- Shutouts: 3
Why Dallas Stars are a good bet -114?
Although not dominating the way the Blues are, the Dallas Stars does return home where they’ve been very good. The Stars have a terrific 18-9-2-0 record on their own ice. They had won 4 in a row on their own ice before the 3-5 loss to Nashville in their last.
Dallas ranks third in goals against, though. Although they allowed Nashville to knock in 5, they most definitely won’t allow St. Louis to do that. The Stars should turn it around on Feb. 21.
- Goals For: 2.5
- Shots For: 30
- Power Plays: 20.3%
- Face-Offs: 51.9%
- Goals Against: 2.6
- Shots Against: 30.9
- Penalty Kills: 82.6%
- Shutouts: 4
NHL Betting Trends for St. Louis vs Dallas
- St. Louis is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 games
- St. Louis is 5-0 SU in the last 5 games
- The total went UNDER in 4 of St. Louis’s last 5 games
- Dallas is 1-4 ATS in the last 5 games
- Dallas is 1-5 SU in the last 6 games
- The total went UNDER in 12 of Dallas’s last 16 games
St. Louis vs Dallas Final NHL Betting Analysis
Hockey goes in waves, which is why even though the St. Louis Blues look like the team to back against Dallas on Thursday night, they’re actually the team to play against. Sure, the Blues were fantastic when beating Toronto in their last.
However, St. Louis took down the Maple Leafs in a shootout. The Blues have been scorching, almost too hot, while the Predators embarrassed the Stars in their last game. But, Dallas continues to send one of the top blue lines in NHL to the ice on every night. A bounce back looks to be in order. They’ll manage a victory over St. Louis, thereby ending the Blues awesome winning streak.
NHL Betting Pick: Dallas Stars -110