Thursday, May 5, 2016
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The Dallas Stars travel to Scottrade Center to play the St. Louis Blues on Thursday, May 5, 2016. St. Louis leads the series 2-1. The opening line for this game has the Stars at +120 and the Blues at -140. The over/under has been set at 5.
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Dallas comes into this matchup after having a regular season record of 50-23-9 and on the road they had a record of 22-12-7. They finished 1st in the Central Division. They scored 267 goals and gave up 230 goals for a point differential of +37. The Stars had 9 overtime losses including 2 of them in a shootout. In their last 10 games they had an overall record of 8-2-0. For the season they had an ATS record of 49-32 and an over/under record of 45-36-1. St. Louis had a regular season record of 49-24-9 including 24-13-4 at home this season. They were 2nd in the Central Division. They scored 224 goals and surrendered 201 for a goal differential of +23. The Blues had 9 losses in OT and 4 of them occurred in a shootout. They had a record of 8-2-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread was 47-32 while their over/under record sat at 32-40-10.
Jamie Benn accumulated 89 total points this season for the Stars. He had 41 goals this season with 247 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 17%. He had a total of 48 assists on the season and averaged 20 minutes played per game. Jason Spezza averaged 17 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 16% by scoring 33 goals on 202 shots. He had 30 assists giving him a total of 63 points on the season. Antti Niemi had 25 wins and 13 losses this season in net for the Stars. He had 1,246 shots against him and gave up 118 goals. He made 1,128 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Vladimir Tarasenko accumulated 74 total points this season for the Blues. He had 40 goals this season with 292 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He had a total of 34 assists on the season and averaged 19 minutes played per game. David Backes averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 21 goals on 168 shots. He had 24 assists giving him a total of 45 points on the season. Jake Allen had 26 wins and 15 losses this season in net for the Blues. He had 1,260 shots against him and gave up 101 goals. He made 1,159 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Stars had 109 total points this season. They scored 265 goals while giving up 228 goals. They had 262 power play opportunities and scored 58 goals on those chances for a percentage of 22%. The Stars allowed 248 power play opportunities and gave up 44 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%. They averaged 32 shots per game and as a team they shot 10.10% for the season. They allowed 29 shots to their opposition per contest and had a team save percentage of 90%.
The Blues had a total of 107 points on the season. They had 51 power play goals on 237 opportunities for a percentage of 22%. They allowed 276 power play opportunities and gave up 41 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 85%. As a team, the Stars had a total of 219 goals scored while they gave up 197 goals during the campaign. They averaged 30 shots per contest and had a team shooting percentage of 8.85%. As a team they gave up 30 shots per game and had a save percentage of 92%.
Dallas had a Corsi percentage of 52.2% as they attempted 5,082 shots on net at full strength while they gave up 4,659 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage was at 52.2% as they had 3,746 attempts while they gave up 3,435 shots on the defensive end. The Stars started possessions in the offensive zone 52.3% of the time while their defensive zone percentage was at 47.7% for the season. They had 2,597 face off wins compared to 2,577 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage was 50.2%. On defense Dallas had 1,556 hits and they blocked 1,224 shots from the opposition.
St. Louis attempted 4,465 shots at full strength and they gave up 4,455 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage was at 50.1% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they were at 50.5% as they had 3,392 shots while they gave up 3,328 attempts on defense. The Blues had an offensive zone percentage of 48.5% and their defensive zone percentage was 51.5% this season. They had a faceoff win percentage of 51.3% as they compiled 2,579 face off wins this season and they suffered 2,452 face off losses. On defense St. Louis blocked 1,127 shot attempts and they had 1,937 hits as a unit.
Dallas Stars Betting Trends
The Dallas Stars were 49-32 straight up this season
The Dallas Stars were 45-36-1 against the over/under
St. Louis Blues Betting Trends
The St. Louis Blues were 47-32 straight up this season
The St. Louis Blues were 32-40-10 against the over/under
Dallas Stars Injuries
05/03/16 RW Patrick Eaves Knee "?" Thursday vs. St. Louis
05/03/16 C Tyler Seguin Lower Body "?" Thursday vs. St. Louis
St. Louis Blues Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Dallas
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