The Dallas Stars take on the St. Louis Blues on the road on Friday night in a key Game 5.Will the Stars beat the Blues, or will St. Louis take it? Check out NHL Playoff betting odds, analysis, and a free pick for Stars-Blues Game 5.
Stars vs Blues Stanley Cup Playoffs Lines, Analysis & Prediction for Game 5
- When: Friday, May 3 at 9:30pm ET
- Where: Enterprise Center, St. Louis, MO
- TV: NHL
- Radio: Stars / Blues
- Live Stream: NHL.tv
- 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs Odds: Blues -140
Why Dallas Stars are a good bet to win at +127?
After a 3-4 Game 3 loss, Dallas bounced back with a dominating performance in Game 4. The Stars had everything going their way. They outshot St. Louis 31-29 while goalie Ben Bishop had 27 saves.
Bishop has played well on the road in this series. In Game 2, he saved 32-of-34 shots in a 4-2 Stars win. If Bishop is as good on Friday as he was in the Game 2 , the Stars will have a shot to win Game 5 as the road dog.
- Goals For: 2.5
- Shots For: 30.7
- Power Plays: 21%
- Face-Offs: 51.9%
- Goals Against: 2.4
- Shots Against: 31.6
- Penalty Kills: 82.8%
- Shutouts: 6
Why St. Louis Blues are a good bet to win at -140?
The Blues lost Game 4 in Dallas, and they did lose Game 2 at home, but they’ve played well enough to win twice in this series. In the first game, St. Louis won 3-2. Then in Game 3, they beat the Stars 4-2 on the road.
St. Louis played well at home during the regular season, winning 27 and losing only 19 with 2 of the losses in overtime and a loss in a shootout. If their fans give them that extra push, they can beat the Stars by 2 goals on Friday night.
- Goals For: 3.0
- Shots For: 31.8
- Power Plays: 21.1%
- Face-Offs: 51.4%
- Goals Against: 2.7
- Shots Against: 28.6
- Penalty Kills: 81.5%
- Shutouts: 4
Stanley Cup Playoffs Betting Trends for Stars vs Blues
- Stars are 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 1 day rest
- Stars are 7-2 in their last 9 games as a road underdog
- Stars are 8-3 in the last 11 meetings
- Blues are 6-1 in their last 7 home games versus a team with a losing road record
- Blues are 8-2 in their last 10 Friday games
- Road team is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings
Stars vs Blues Game 5 NHL Betting Analysis
This is a tough match to handicap. The Stars might be the better team if Bishop is on his game. That’s the big question, will Bishop be on his game on May 3? He’s had moments where the Blues have gotten to him.
St. Louis should come out ready to take Game 5. If we go by the last game, the Blues didn’t seem to have it, but they’ll play with more energy on Friday night. Bishop gets the press, but their goalie, Jordan Binnington, has been just as good during the series. St. Louis wins.
2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs Pick: Blues -140