Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Stars vs Blues Odds
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Round 2: Game 3 / St. Louis Leads 2-1
Date: Thursday May 5, 2016
Time: 8:0 0PM
Venue: Scottrade Center, St. Louis, Missouri
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: St. Louis -140
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: St. Louis -1.5 +210
NHL Betting Total: 5
Prob. Goalies: Elliott (STL) | Lehtonen (DAL)
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After splitting the games in Dallas, the St. Louis Blues came home and really sent a message.
A Game 3 route put the Blues up 2 games to 1 and they’ll now look to take control of the series with a win here in Game 4 in St. Louis on Thursday.
St. Louis Blues
The Blues had to grind their way to a 4-3 overtime win in Game 2, but it completely changed the complexion of this series.
St. Louis came home and put up a 6 spot on the Stars in a 6-1 route. St. Louis led 2-1 after one period and with multi goal performances from David Backes and Alexander Steen, the Blues pulled away.
St. Louis extended their home record to 27-14-4-1 this year. They continue to be one of the best defensive home teams in the league, as they hold the opposition to just 2.30 goals per game.
G Brian Elliot turned away 25 of 26 shots faced, as his solid postseason continues. He’s allowed 6 goals this series through the first 3 games, but he really came up clutch down the stretch of Game 2 to keep St. Louis from going down 2-0.
Dallas is always vulnerable to allow a lot of goals. That was such the case in Game 3 as their offense wasn’t working and it turned into a lot of counter attacks and wide open shots for the Blues.
Dallas has averaged well above 3 goals per game this season, but a lone first period goal was all they could muster as their sketchy defense collapsed once again. The Stars have conceded 3.07 goals against on the road, which is one of the worst in the NHL.
While it’s unclear who will be in net for Dallas here in Game 4, they at least have that benefit of 2 options.
It was Kari Lehtonen who started the game, but was pulled after 3 goals. However, his backup Antti Niemi faced just 12 shots and allowed 3 goals as well.
While it does benefit the Stars in having two goalies, they still need to find some consistency from one of them.
NHL Hockey Handicapping Trends
- Stars are 4-1 in their last 5 after allowing 5 goals or more in their previous game.
- Stars are 20-6 in their last 26 Thursday games.
- Stars are 16-5 in their last 21 games following a loss of 3 or more goals.
- Blues are 16-5 in their last 21 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game.
- Blues are 6-2 in their last 8 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game.
- Blues are 12-4 in their last 16 vs. Central.
Free Dallas Stars vs. St. Louis Blues NHL Hockey Prediction
The Stars mentally have to be hurting after that 6-1 loss in Game 3.
St. Louis has all the momentum here, so look for them to really use that here and get out to an early lead.
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The Blues take a commanding 3-1 lead here with another route of the stars.
NHL Free Score Prediction: St. Louis 5- Dallas 2
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