Stars vs. Blues Prediction
The St. Louis Blues have effectively turned their season around and will look to post a home win tonight against the Dallas Stars. Can St. Louis get the job dones as the favorites?
Saturday, March 2, 2019
Enterprise Center at 8:05PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Blues are a -165 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Stars are a +145 underdog, while the total sits at 5.5 goals. As of Saturday afternoon, 74 percent of public bets are being placed on host St. Louis. Check out our NHL Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Blues down Kings in OT
Dallas earned a 4-3 overtime win Thursday night at Los Angeles to improve to 32-27-5 on the season. Roope Hintz scored 3:19 into overtime to win it on assists from Alexander Radulov and John Klingberg. The Stars fell behind 2-0 in the first period before Tyler Seguin put his squad on the board with assists going to Taylor Fedun and Ben Lovejoy. Mattias Janmark tied it at 2-2 in the second off an assists from Blake Corneau. The Kings took the lead back later in the second, but midway through the third Dallas evened the score again as Radek Faksa scored off assists from Corneau and Lovejoy. Anton Khubodin recorded 27 saves on 30 shots in the winning effort.
Blues fall at Hurricanes
St. Louis lost by a score of 5-2 Friday night at Carolina to fall to 34-24-6 on the season. Oskar Sundqvist gave the Blues a 1-0 lead 6:59 into the first period on assists from Vince Dunn and Robert Thomas. After the Hurricanes scored later in the first period, Dunn tied it at 2-2 with 17:47 remaining in the second period on a goal assisted by Patrick Maroon and Thomas. Carolina scored once more in the second and two goals in the third to put it away. Jake Allen surrendered four goals on 23 shots in the losing effort.
NHL Betting Trends
The Stars are 5-2 in their last seven games versus the Central Division. Dallas is 25-12 in its last 37 Saturday games.
The Blues are 7-0 in their last seven games as a home favorite. St. Louis is 6-0 in its last six Saturday games.
St. Louis has been taking care of business on its home ice and will have rookie sensation Jordan Binnington in goal tonight. He is 15-2-1-0 on the season with a 1.61 goals-against average and a sparkling .936 save percentage. His addition to the Blues roster was the turning point in their season. Don’t expect him to slow down tonight as the Blues are stout defensively and have been getting enough scoring to take care of business.
NHL DAILY PREDICTION: ST. LOUIS BLUES -165