Blues vs. Stars Prediction
The St. Louis Blues and the Dallas Stars are tied at a game apiece in their Western Conference semifinals series. Which side will win tonight's Game 3 as the series shifts to Dallas?
Monday, April 29, 2019
American Airlines Center at 8:08PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Stars are a -117 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Blues are a -103 underdog, while the total is set at 5 goals. As of Monday afternoon, 64 percent of public bets are siding with host Dallas. Check out our NHL Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Blues doubled up in Game
St. Louis fell by a count of 4-2 Saturday afternoon in Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals as Dallas evened the series at 1-1. The Stars grabbed a 2-0 advantage in the first period, but the Blues trimmed it in half with a Colton Parayko goal off assists by Ryan O'Reilly and David Perron at the 5:35 mark. Dallas extended it to 3-1 only 26 seconds later and led by that score through 20 minutes. After a scoreless second period, Jaden Schwartz cut it to 3-2 on a goal off a Parayko assist 1:51 into the third period. It remained at that score until a Stars empty-net goal with three seconds left. Jordan Binnington secured 31 saves on 34 shots in the defeat.
Stars even up series
Dallas won by a 4-2 score Saturday afternoon at St. Louis to tie the Western Conference semifinals series at a game apiece. Roope Hintz opened the scoring at the 12:49 mark of the first period on his third goal of the postseason on assists from Mats Zuccarello and Jason Dickinson. Miro Heiskanen made it 2-0 with 6:21 left in the first on assists by Hintz and Zuccarello. The Blues trimmed it to 2-1 later in the first, but 26 seconds later a Mattias Janmark goal off a Dickinson assist pushed it back to 3-1. Following a scoreless second period, St. Louis made it a 3-2 game early in the third. It stayed at that score until a Hintz empty-net goal with three seconds left on a Jamie Benn assist clinched it. Ben Bishop registered 32 saves on 34 shots in the winning effort.
NHL Betting Trends
The Blues are 5-0 in their last five games as an underdog. St. Louis is 4-1 in its last five Monday games.
The Stars are 4-1 in the last five meetings in Dallas. The favorite is 1-4 in the last five meetings.
Dallas did what it had to do and took a game in St. Louis and now gets to try and take advantage of being on its home ice. Bishop has had a fantastic season and the Stars' depth showed up on the scoreboard in Game 2. If Dallas gets a stronger performance from its top line plus contributions from elsewhere, it should be in great shape to win again tonight. Binnington is a rookie goaltender and we can't expect him to be flawless in his first season in the playoffs.
NHL DAILY PREDICTION: DALLAS STARS -117