St. Louis vs Dallas NHL Playoffs Game 7 Betting Guide

St. Louis vs Dallas NHL Playoffs Game 7 Betting Guide

Written by on May 10, 2016

Winning in the postseason takes skill and talent, but it also takes a killer instinct. Teams who win generally know how to close out the deal when the opportunity arises, and that is something that the St. Louis Blues have had some difficulty doing in these playoffs. They had a 3-1 series lead over the Blackhawks in the opening round, yet required a game 7 to advance. They also blew an opportunity to close out this series with a home game against the Stars, and now must head to Dallas on Wednesday night for yet another Game 7. The knock on the Blues in recent years is that they have lost their bottle when the playoffs come around, and that label is going to stick a little harder of they drop this one to Dallas. This has been a fantastic series to watch for the average hockey fan, though, and it’s one that always looked as though it was going to go the full 7. You can wager on the deciding game right here at our NHL online odds portal.

How To Bet The Blues vs Stars NHL Playoffs Odds, TV & Game Info

When: Wednesday, May 11 at 8 PM ESTWhere: American Airlines CenterTV: NBCSNNHL Odds: TBA

Why bet on the St. Louis Blues

The loss by the Blues in Game 6 maybe shouldn’t have come as a huge surprise, especially given that they have lost 4 of their 7 games on home ice this postseason. While some might view that as an indictment of their play, it is actually probably more down to the fact that they have had two playoff rounds against fellow Central Division opponents. When you play a team on such a regular basis, there comes a familiarity that almost totally negates any sort of home ice advantage. The top teams in that division are incredibly evenly matched, which is why it is such a strong group. The Blues have also proven that they can win on the road, and their 4 wins in 5 games against the Stars in the regular season suggests that they have what it takes to win this one.

Why bet on the Dallas Stars

In order to become a champion, you need to find a way to overcome adversity, and that is exactly what the Dallas Stars did in Game 6. To pull out a win on the road when staring elimination straight in the eye gives you a pretty good example of just how tough this group of players is. You have to feel as though that victory will have swung the momentum very much in their favor, and now Dallas has to be considered the slight favorite going into Game 7. It’s not a given, though, as the Stars are just 3-3 at home through this point in the postseason. You have to like their firepower, though, which may be enough to give them the edge.

My Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

This has all the makings of a coin flip game, as that has pretty much been the M.O. for this entire series. I think the Game 6 loss will prove to be a back breaker, and I think that Dallas will close out the series on home ice.St. Louis Blues 2 Dallas Stars 3