St. Louis Blues vs Dallas Stars Predictions, Hockey Picks 2/21/2020
Game: St. Louis Blues vs Dallas Stars
Date: Friday, February 21, 2020
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Blues (+100) Stars (-110)
Ben Bishop and the Dallas Stars (35-19-6, 2nd in the Central Division) host the St. Louis Blues (33-17-10, 1st in the Central Division) at American Airlines Center on Friday, February 21, 2020. The Stars open this contest at -110 while the Blues are priced at +100. The total is set at 6. The Blues cover 54.2% of the time, having gone 32-27 SU. Dallas covers 56.9% of the time, going 33-25 straight up.
The St. Louis Blues come into the game with a record of 33 wins and 17 losses, ranking them 1st in the Central Division. During the season thus far, they have converted a total of 189 goals which ranks them 3rd in the Western Conference and 11th in the league. Their goal differential is +20, ranking them 8th in the league. The Blues have earned a total of 76 points, which ranks them 5th in the league and 1st in the Western Conference. When discussing shots at the opposition, they have earned a total of 1,841 which ranks them 10th in the West and 20th in the league. As a unit, St. Louis has collected a total of 1,181 hits which has them averaging 19.7 per contest. They have earned a total of 592 blocks for this season. The man between the pipes for St. Louis is Jordan Binnington from Richmond Hill, Ontario. He is 26 years old and has totaled 2,528 minutes minding the net for the campaign. Binnington is giving up an average of 2.66 goals per contest which places him at 8th among Western Conference goalies and 20th in the NHL. For the year, he's surrendered 112 goals. He has a save % of .910 which places him at 17th among Western Conference goalies.
The St. Louis Blues had a good night with a 3 - 0 victory over the New Jersey Devils the last time they stepped on the ice. The Blues were neither impressive or disappointing offensively in the victory. In this matchup, they scored on 3 out of the 39 shots they put on net. Furthermore, they had 3 power play opportunities but didn't net one. St. Louis had 8 penalty minutes for this game. The Corsi for the Blues was 52 and the Corsi against was 29 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 64.2%. Their Fenwick was 41 and the Fenwick against was 19, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 68.3%. They took 16 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 26 of all total face-offs. Their offensive zone starts came in at 72.9% and they had a PDO of 108.3 in this game. With regard to the opposition's stats, the New Jersey Devils racked up 17 shots. Their total at the end of the game was 8 minutes in the box and they tallied 3 power play opportunities.
The Stars will be the team on the other side of the ice and for the campaign they sit with 35 victories and 19 defeats. With regard to goal differential, they currently sit 3rd in the Western Conference and 11th in the NHL with +11. They currently have a total of 162 goals for the season which ranks 12th in the Western Conference. Dallas has a save % as a team of .921 which has them ranked 2nd in the NHL, meaning they are a tough team to score against. They have a team shooting percentage of 8.8% which puts them at 12th in the West. In net for Dallas is Ben Bishop who is having a marginal season by giving up 2.37 GAA and that has him ranked 4th among Western Conference goalies and 10th among goaltenders in the NHL. In the 2,276 minutes he's played, he has allowed 90 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .925, which has him ranking 3rd among Western Conference goalies and 7th among goaltenders in the NHL.
The Dallas Stars went up against the Ottawa Senators in a matchup where the Stars took the loss by a tally of 4 - 3. For this matchup, Dallas went home with a 44.9% Corsi rating. They got to that percentage by earning a Corsi of 57 while the opposition earned a Corsi of 70. Their Fenwick percentage was 45.7% by notching a Fenwick of 48 and the Senators having a 57 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Dallas had and you can say they had a mediocre outing. They had a PDO at even strength of 100.7 and they earned an oZS percentage of 51.6%. The Stars converted 3 goals of the 39 shots on goal they pursued. They had 1 power play chance in this outing but didn't score a goal. In discussing the opposition, the Senators had 2 power play chances and used that advantage to score 1 goal. Dallas gave up 46 shots on goal and the Senators earned a total of 2 penalty mins.
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Guy's Pick: Take St. Louis (+100)
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