|Written by Michelle Allan|
Bet on the NHLHockey betting odds Wednesday will feature a Western Conference hockey betting matchup on Versus TV as the Dallas Stars host the St. Louis Blues. Hockey betting odds have been break even with the Blues so far this season while Dallas has had an impressive start to the hockey betting season under new coach Mark Crawford.
The St. Louis Blues had a hockey betting odds record of 8-8-2-2. St Louis had a road hockey betting record of 3-1-1-2. The Blues were trending significantly under as they posted just 4 NHL betting “overs” in their first 20 games. A big reason for the Blues going under the hockey betting odds so consistently was their inept offense, which ranked 26th overall in the NHL for scoring.
St. Louis’ defense has been impressive, however, and ranked 5th overall for goals against. The Blues power play has been a disaster so far as it ranked just 30th in the NHL for efficiency and that has cost them dearly with the hockey betting odds. On the other hand, however, the Blues did rank a most impressive 3rd in the NHL for penalty killing. The Blues lost 7 out of 10 games with the hockey betting odds from October 24 through November 21.
The Dallas Stars had a record of 10-6-2-4 with the hockey betting odds and are a viable playoff contender after missing the post season altogether last year. Dallas has seen significant improvement on offense as they ranked 9th overall in the NHL for scoring. Center Brad Richards had 6 goals and 20 assists while left winger James Neal had 10 goals and 11 assists. Right behind Neal was fellow left winger Loui Eriksson, who had 9 goals and 11 assists.
Goaltender Marty Turco was an asset with the hockey betting odds as he had a 2.41 goals against average. The Stars have paid out with the hockey betting odds in 9 out of their last 11 home games against the Blues. The two teams have gone over the total in 4 out of their last 5 matchups at Dallas.