St. Louis Blues vs. Dallas Stars 4/17/24

St. Louis Blues vs. Dallas Stars 4/17/24 NHL Betting Previews, Picks and Predictions

St. Louis Blues (43-33-5) vs. Dallas Stars (51-21-9)


St. Louis Blues vs. Dallas Stars 4/17/24 – As the NHL regular season continues, a compelling matchup is set to unfold at the American Airlines Center on Wednesday, April 17, 2024. The St. Louis Blues, with a record of 43-33-5, are gearing up to challenge the Dallas Stars, who have notably secured a 51-21-9 record. This game not only highlights the competitive nature of both teams but also serves as a crucial clash for positioning as the playoffs approach. Fans and bettors alike are on the lookout for premium picks and predictions as these two teams prepare to face off.


St. Louis Blues have a prolific scoring team showcasing the excellence of centers Robert Thomas and Jordan Kyrou. Thomas, who gathered 85 points from 25 goals and 60 assists, and Kyrou, who ended the season with 67 points, clearly let us know how the team can produce and convert the scoring chances. The forward depth is a pretty important factor in our duel with the netminder of the Dallas Stars, Jake Oettinger, who has 2.76 goals against average and 90.4% of save percentage. The Blues game plan will probably be driven by their playmakers’ tendency to harass Oettinger and make it to the Stars’ defensive setups.


However, the Dallas Stars have similar offensive characteristics. With the likes of Jason Robertson and Joe Pavelski leading the way, the former has scored 80 points this season through his constant creating and scoring. Together, these forwards are like this double-edged sword, which poses a significant threat to the defensive efforts of Blues’ led by the goaltender Jordan Binnington. His season performance and especially a 0.911 save percentage will be important in order to keep the high-scoring Stars team away from net.


St. Louis Blues vs. Dallas Stars 4/17/24 Game Info


When: Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at 9:30 PM ET
Where: American Airlines Center
Stream: NHL.TV


Goaltender Jordan Binnington vs. Goaltender Jake Oettinger


Jordan Binnington with a save percentage of 0.911 across 56 appearances was like the immovable pillar for the Blues. His mention in key situations, especially during shootouts, will be very essential since he faces a score-hungry team from Dallas. The Blues will depend on Binnington’s ability to turn aside the Stars’ tough offensive plays, of which they are especially successful at the home rinks.


Stars’ Jake Oettinger, his 0.904 save percentage performance, is another obstacle to overpower as well. His capability to stop or curtail major scoring threats will be significant and this is important to us against a Blues team that has demonstrated their capability to score in the pressure point situations and that their top scorers have been particularly effective on power plays.


NHL Odds/Point Spread: TBD, Total Odds: TBD


As the betting odds remain TBD, insights into the game’s dynamics suggest a potentially close contest. Bettors should consider the recent performance trends and goaltender matchups before placing their wagers.


St. Louis Blues Betting Trends


The Blues have been struggling, despite their 3-2 recents games record, with their overall road game performance against the spread still sitting at 19-21 which will capsize concerns. While they do have disadvantages in terms of team balance, their skilled tactics and unpredictability stand strong to make them competent to stand up to hardship in a crisis.


Dallas Stars Betting Trends


On the other hand, the Dallas Stars give reason for concern after going 3-2 against the spread in their last 5 encounters (2-3 in the latest games). Nevertheless, their strong home game and frequently selected OVER totals at a home game imply the game may have over 2 goals.


St. Louis Blues vs. Dallas Stars 4/17/24 Betting Picks


Taking into account both sides’ current shape as well as the key player input, this match should end up being of the closest relations. The penalty shootout is most likely the main difference, and the goalkeepers matchup is the main determinant. Although defeats do happen and home records can have a variable effect, my intuition still suggests sticking with the Dallas Stars as they are justified in their offensive consistency.


Besides Blues having the firepower capable of challenging Stars, Dallas’ home advantage and offensive reliability predict their victory in this face-off. This has become a common tendency among sports bettors as they play on the over score totals particularly due to the offensive prowess both teams boast of. Free hockey tips suggest keeping an eye on player prop bets, especially involving team leaders like Robertson and Thomas, who are consistent contributors in their teams’ scoring.


Free Pick and Prediction: Dallas Stars 4, St. Louis Blues 3.


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