Dallas Stars vs. St. Louis Blues Western Conference Semifinal

Upstart Stars and Blues Set for Second Round NHL Betting Odds

April 24th, 2019 NHL Hockey, Sportsbook

At the beginning there is an old NHL betting online adage that applies to the upcoming series between Dallas and St. Louis.  “Show me a good goalie and I’ll show you a good team.”  Certainly, that has proven to be the case for both the Stars and Blues.  There have been times this season when netminder Ben Bishop has resembled a one-man team for Dallas.  While raw rookie Jordan Binnington has been no less than a savior of the St. Louis season.  On the whole fans will be hard pressed to find a better goaltending matchup anywhere.

Dallas Stars vs. St. Louis Blues Western Conference Semifinal

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Location:  American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas and Enterprise Center, St. Louis, Missouri

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Dallas vs. the Line

Late on Dallas has been a strong NHL betting online value on the road.  In their last 12 games on enemy ice the Stars have gotten the money nine times.  And just two of their last seven away games have gone over the total.  Additionally, the Stars have been a solid play at home in recent weeks.  Dallas has paid in 12 of their last 20 games at American Airlines Center.  Only three of their last 14 home ice tilts have gone over the total.

St. Louis vs. the Line

In the same way St. Louis has been a strong sportsbook value at home.  The Blues have come away with the cash in 15 of their last 19 home games.  Five of their last eight home games have gone under the total.  Further the Blues have been able to keep their heads above water on the road.  St. Louis has cashed the winning ticket in seven of their last 12 away matchups.  Three of their last five road tilts have gone under the total.

Head to Head

St. Louis has had the advantage over Dallas in their meetings at Enterprise Center.  In the last 12 games between these teams at St. Louis the Blues have paid out eight times.  Just three of the last eight between these teams in the Gateway City have gone over the total.  On the other hand, the Stars have had the better value at American Airlines Center against the Blues.  Dallas has won five of their last seven tilts on home ice against St. Louis.  Three of the last five between these teams in Big D have gone under the total.

Showdown of Goalies

To begin with Jordan Binnington posted a .908 save percentage in the Blues first-round win over Winnipeg.  Binnington had a .927 regular season save percentage with five shutouts.  Compared to that is Ben Bishop’s .945 save percentage in the playoffs so far for Dallas.  Bishop posted a .934 save percentage in the regular season with seven shutouts.

Matchup to Watch

In this situation the NHL Betting online wild card is goal scoring. Alexander Radulov posted four goals in the first round for Dallas.  While Tyler Seguin lit the lamp 33 times in the regular season.  Dallas is peaking at the perfect time.

Stars vs. Blues NHL Betting Online Picks

The regular season numbers have meant little in this year’s playoffs.  Dallas seems to have found the winning combination.

Stars vs. Blues NHL Betting Online Series Pick: Dallas Stars

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