The St. Louis Blues, led by David Perron and Brayden Schenn, are set to take the ice against Tyler Seguin, Miro Heiskanen, and the Dallas Stars at the American Airlines Center for a Central Division matchup. The match gets underway at 8:30 p.m. ET on Friday, November 29, and it’ll be televised live on Fox Sports Southwest Plus.
St. Louis Blues vs. Dallas Stars Odds
St. Louis (+120) is currently the underdog to Dallas (-140), and the oddsmakers have set the Over/Under (O/U) at 6 goals. The line for betting that total stands at -140 for the under and +120 for the over.
Dallas is 15-11 straight up (SU) and has earned moneyline bettors 3.5 units this season. That winning percentage, the third-best in the Central Division in this young season, is fairly close to the 43-39 record the team posted during last year’s regular season campaign. Of its 26 regular season contests, 17 have gone under the total, while nine have gone over and none have pushed. The team’s 9-4 SU at home this year.
The Stars have converted on just 14.7 percent of their power play chances this year, a figure that places them in the bottom-10 overall among NHL teams. On the other hand, their penalty kill is ranked fifth overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 85.9 percent of all penalties.
Averaging 25.8 saves per game with a .926 save percentage, Ben Bishop (11 wins, six losses, and one OT loss) has been the primary goalkeeper for the Stars this year. If the Stars choose to give him a rest, however, Dallas might go with Anton Khudobin (6-5-5 record, .931 save percentage, 2.14 goals against average).
On the other bench, St. Louis is 15-11 straight up (SU) and has earned 0.9 units for moneyline bettors this year. A total of 15 of its contests have gone under the total, while 11 have gone over and none have pushed. As the away team, the Blues are 8-5 SU so far.
The Blues have converted on 25.6 percent of their power play opportunities this season, a figure that’s good enough for fourth-best in the league. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked seventh overall and it’s successfully killed off 84.6 percent of all opponent power plays.
Jordan Binnington (2.27 goals against average and .925 save percentage) has been the main option in goal for St. Louis. Binnington is averaging 28.6 saves per game and owns a 12-8-4 record.
St. Louis Blues at Dallas Stars Betting Predictions
NHL Tip: SU Winner – Blues, O/U – Over
The majority (60.0 percent) of Dallas’ wins have come by two or more goals, and the team is 9-5 overall in games decided by at least two scores. 6 of St. Louis’ 15 wins (40.0 percent) have been decided by two or more goals.
Power plays and penalty kills could be key in tonight’s matchup. The Blues are 8-2 when they serve fewer penalty minutes than their opponent and 11-7 in games where they’re in the box for fewer than 10 total penalty minutes. The Stars are 1-4 when the team serves fewer penalty minutes than the opposition and 6-9 in games where total penalty minutes are in the single digits.
St. Louis is 0-3 in games decided by a shootout this season while Dallas is 1-1 in shootouts.
For both of these teams, the over has hit in three of their past five outings.
St. Louis has averaged 7.6 giveaways over its last five home games, an improvement from its season average of 8.8 giveaways per game (ranked sixth overall).
Dallas has averaged 15.4 giveaways over its last five home games, a rise over its season average of 13.0 giveaways per game (ranked 29th overall).