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Dallas Stars vs. St. Louis Blues Online NHL Betting Picks for Game 5

Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
Dallas Stars vs. St. Louis Blues Betting Picks

Tonight’s Dallas Stars vs. St. Louis Blues matchup promises to deliver some tremendous online NHL betting action. The series is all tied up despite the fact that we’re heading into Game 5 this Friday evening. With the Blues getting home court advantage, should sports betting fans stick with St. Louis? Let’s take a look at the evening’s betting lines before making our picks.

Dallas Stars vs. St. Louis Blues – Friday, May 3rd      

When: 9:30 pm ET

Where: Enterprise Center, St. Louis, Missouri

TV: NBC

Stream: NBC Extra, NHL TV

Online NHL Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Stars +1½ (-215) 5 (-130) +135
Blues -1½ (+178) 5 (+110) -155
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Dallas Stars         

The Stars ride into this Friday night matchup eager to take the lead in this series. However, since they’re playing on the road here, will online NHL betting fans be better off betting against Dallas? After all, the Stars were 22-19-5 on the road this past season. Well, seeing as how Dallas is 7-3 in their last 10 matchups against the Blues, it’s clear that the Stars can get the job done tonight.

All in all Dallas found most of their success this past season off of their defense, which ranked 2nd overall in goals allowed. Their offense on the other hand, wasn’t that great as it finished 28th in the league. Comparatively, St. Louis finished 15th in scoring and 5th in defense. Despite these numbers, this series hasn’t been as big of a defensive battle as you would expect. However, defense is bound to play a massive role in tonight’s game.

Players to Watch: Alexander Radulov (5 G, 4 A, 9 PTS.), Jamie Benn (2 G, 7 A, 9 PTS.), and Tyler Seguin (3 G, 6 A, 9 PTS.).

St. Louis Blues   

The Blues are pegged as decisive betting favorites at home. But since they’re coming off a loss, can we count on St. Louis to get the win. Although they did pick-up Game 1 at home 3-2, they subsequently fell at home 4-2 in Game 2. Looking over the spread, it’s clear that the bookmakers are expecting a tight game this evening. Additionally, it appears that more action is coming in on the Stars spread line, seeing as how the vig is much more lopsided on that side. All things considered, the best value lies in betting against St. Louis straight up.

Players to Watch: Alex Pietrangelo (1 G, 8 A, 9 PTS.), Ryan O’Reilly (2 G, 6 A, 8 PTS.), and Jaden Schwartz (6 G, 2 A, 8 PTS.).

Dallas Stars vs. St. Louis Blues Betting Predictions

Trends

  • Dallas are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games against an opponent in the Central division
  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 5 of Dallas’ last 7 games against an opponent in the West conference.
  • Dallas has posted a 28-18 ATS record on the road this past season
  • Louis are 14-6 SU in their last 20 games this season.
  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis’ last 5 games played on a Friday.
  • Louis has posted a 16-30 ATS record at home through 46 games this past season.

Dallas Stars vs. St. Louis Blues Betting Picks

So which side should legal betting fans take in this Dallas Stars vs. St. Louis Blues matchup? All things considered, this is a tough matchup to call. Both sides have had up-and-down performances in this series. But with the Blues playing at home, St. Louis is looking like the safer pick. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 3-1 St. Louis.