Free NHL Picks For Tonight (Feb 16): Blues vs Stars Prediction
The NHL will have four games on the board for Friday night. As the weekend begins, the NHL is getting closer and closer to the trade deadline. Teams need to decide if they are going to make a playoff push or if they will toss in the towel and call it good for the season. My picks for tonight is below and the odds can be found at Sportsbetting.ag – Don’t Miss 75% Up To $1000 Bonus. If you have thought about buying sports betting picks you should read our Pay For Picks article and take advantage of our free NHL consensus picks instead of paying.
St. Louis Blues vs Dallas Stars Predictions
The Blues and Stars meet five times this season. When two teams meet as many times as St. Louis and Dallas do, it creates a little bit of a rivalry. St. Louis enters the night with a 34-21-4 record. The Blues are in the third position of the Central division. Dallas has gone 33-20-4, which puts them in fourth place of the Central.
St. Louis and Dallas have met three times earlier in the season. The first game was on October 7 in St. Louis. The Blues won by a final score of 4-2. Jake Allen had a great game as he stopped thirty-eight of forty shots. The second game was on December 7 in St. Louis again. The Blues took the game at home again. Brayden Schenn, Colton Parayko and Vladimir Tarasenko each scored a goal and Jake Allen turned away all twenty-nine shots in route to a 3-0 victory.
The Stars hosted St. Louis on December 29. Dallas finally took down St. Louis in this matchup by a final score of 4-2. The Stars were down 2-1 with five minutes to go, but a goal by Jamie Benn tied it up. Alexander Radulov scored two goals, one was an empty-netter, in the last two and a half minutes. Ben Bishop stole the show in this matchup with thirty-five saves.
Carter Hutton is projected to be in net for the Blues on Friday night. Hutton, although he is the backup goalie for St. Louis, has the better stats. He has posted a save percentage of .940 and a GAA of 1.81. If Hutton continues his stellar play, he could give the Blues an edge in this matchup.
St. Louis Blues (+125) at Dallas Stars (-138)
Ben Bishop is likely going to be in net for the Stars. Bishop has gone 23-15-3 in his starts for Dallas. He has a save percentage of .918 and a GAA of 2.50. Bishop will need to play like he did in the last game against the Blues if he wants to lead the Stars to another win.
The Stars were on a five-game winning streak before losing to Vancouver last Sunday. After Friday night’s matchup, the Stars will be on a three-game road trip in California. The Blues enter Friday night on a two-game losing streak. St. Louis lost in overtime to the Predators last game.
The Blues are big underdogs in this game, which seems wrong because they are ahead of the Stars in the division. I believe the Stars should be favored in this game, but by a money line closer to -115. With St. Louis as a +125, I believe they are a great bet.