Making on a bet on this NHL game featuring the Stars versus the Blues? The puck drops at 8:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on BSMW. The game will be played at Enterprise Center in St. Louis, MO. The Stars are the favorites in this Central division matchup against Blues. The over/under for the game is set at 6.5 goals.
DALLAS STARS VS ST. LOUIS BLUES BETTING PICK
The Pick: St. Louis Blues +1.5
This game will be played at Enterprise Center at 8:00 ET on Wednesday, December 27th.
WHY BET THE ST. LOUIS BLUES:
- Despite being 1.5 goal underdogs, we predict the Blues to come out on top with a final score of 4-3.
- We like the Blues on the moneyline (+133)
- The Blues are also our pick on the spread at +1.5
Will Dallas Secure A Victory as Road Favorites?
Coming into their game vs. Blues, the Stars have a 20-8-4 record. They hold a 10-5-1 record when playing at home, and they have gone 10-3-3 on the road. They are currently positioned 1st in the Western Central division and 3rd in the Western conference.
Against the puck line, Dallas is 11-21. Their road puck line record so far is 7-9 while sitting 4-12 at home against the puckline. The average goal total for Dallas’ games is sitting at 6.7. The average over/under line for the season is 6.1. The Stars come in with an over/under record of 20-12-0.
In their last three games away from home, the Stars have a straight up record of 2-1 while going 0-3 vs the spread. The team averaged 3 goals per game in this stretch.
Offensively, the Stars come into the game at 3.5 goals per contest placing 6th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 27th position in the league. This year, the Stars have recorded a 11-5 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. For games with fewer shots on goal, they have 9-3 record.
The leading scorer for Dallas’ offense is Joe Pavelski. Coming into the game he has 13 goals, ranking 49th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 18 assists so far.
St. Louis defense takes on the Stars ranked 12th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 31.8 shots per game against St. Louis. They alsso are 15th in shutouts, with 2 shutouts.
Goalie Scott Wedgewood gets the start and has made 11 starts this season. His record at this point is 9-1, and his save percentage is 0.5561224489795918%.
Can the Blues Hold Strong at Home?
Currently, the Blues hold an overall record of 17-15-1 for the season. On the road, St. Louis has a 7-10-1 record, while they are 10-5-0 at their home venue. In the Western Central division, they are currently 6th, and in the Western conference, they come into the game sitting 9th.
When it came to the puck line, St. Louis heads in with a 17-16 record. On the road, their mark is 8-10 and their overall home performance is 9-6 vs. the puck line. This season, St. Louis’ games are averaging 6.4 goals per game. Their average over/under line is 6.4. The Blues currently have an over/under record of 13-18-2.
In their last three games at home, the Blues have a straight up record of 1-2 while going 1-2 vs. the spread. The team averaged 2 goals per game in this stretch.
Offensively, the Blues come into the game at 3 goals per contest placing 21st in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 17th position in the league. This season, the Blues have a 8-6 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 8-8 record.
St. Louis’ current leading scorer is Robert Thomas. This season, he has 13 goals, which puts him 50th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 24 assists so far.
Defensively, the Blues come into the season ranked 12th in goals allowed. Opponents are averging 31.8 shots per game against St. Louis. For the season, they are ranked 15th in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.
Heading into this matchup vs. Dallas, goalie Jordan Binnington has started 23 games in this season. His current record is 11-10, and his save percentage stands at 0.9693877551020408%.