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NHL: Dallas Stars vs. Nashville Predators Prediction 12/23/2023

The Dallas Stars (19-8-4) travel to face off against the Nashville Predators (19-14-0) on Saturday, December 23rd. This game will be played at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Puck drop is set for 3:00 ET.

Dallas Stars vs Nashville Predators

The Dallas Stars Are Coming Off A Windallas stars

So far this season, the Stars have an overall record of 19-8-4. On the road, Dallas is 9-3-3 and 10-5-1 at home. In the Western Central division, they are currently 2nd, and in the Western conference, they come into the game sitting 4th. Dallas has eight wins by more than one goals and dropped six games by multiple goals. Their overall puck line record is 11-20 this season.

The Stars played host to the Canucks in their previous game and emerged with a 4-3 win. In every single period, the Stars’ offense scored a goal against the Canucks. In the game, Dallas managed to score all four goals at even strength. They concluded with 36 shots on goal and committed 13 turnovers.

Despite the straight-up win, Dallas did not cover the puck line, as they were favored by -1.5. With a combined total of 7 goals, the teams exceeded the over/under line of 6.5 goals set for the game.

The Nashville Predators Are Coming Off A WinNashville Predators

Facing the Stars, the Predators have a record of 19-14-0 so far. At home, their record is 11-7-0 and 8-7-0 on the road. In the Western Central division, they are currently 4th, and in the Western conference, they come into the game sitting 7th. Nashville heads into the game with 10 wins by more than one goal, and lost 10 games by multiple goals. Their overall puck line record this season is 17-16.

In their last game, the Predators went up against the Flyers and emerged as winners with a score of 4-2. During the first period, the Predators started slow, but they turned things around by scoring two times in the second period and two goals in the third. For the game, the Nashville offense took 31 shots on goal and scored one time while short handed.

Entering the game as the underdog, Nashville came away with a victory against the puck line. The game concluded with 6 goals, resulting in a push on the over/under.

Dallas Offense Breakdown

The Stars come into the game scoring an average of 3.5 goals per game, putting them 7th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 27th in the league. Dallas’ offense is currently ranked 20th in power play goals. When it comes to shorthanded goals, they are 5th in the league.

This season, the over/under record for the Stars’ is 20-11-0. Over the course of the season, they have had 20 games that exceeded the over/under line of 6. On average, their games are averaging 6.7 goals per game.

Nashville Offense Breakdown

In terms of their offensive performance, the Predators are averaging 3.2 goals per game this season, putting them in the 13th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 15th in the league. Looking at how the Predators’ offense is performing during power plays, they are 11th in power play goals and 10th in shorthanded goals.

This season, the Predators have an over/under record of 14-14-5. Throughout last season, they played 42 games that did not exceed the 6 over/under line. On average, their games featured 5.7 goals per game.

Dallas Team Defense

Defensively, the Stars are currently 21st in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 30.9 shots per game against Dallas. They also are 27th in shutouts, coming in with 1 shutouts.

Nashville Team Defense

In terms of defense, the Predators head into the game ranked 11th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 30.8 shots per game against Nashville. So far, they are 18th in shutouts, achieving 1 shutouts.

Stars vs Predators Trends

  • In their last five games away from home, the Stars have a straight up record of 1-4 while going 1-4 vs. the spread. The team averaged 3 goals per game in this stretch.
  • Through their last ten home games, Nashville has an puck line record of just 5-5. However, their overall record was 7-3 while averaging 3 goals per game.
  • The last ten games that Nashville was the underdog, they have an puck line mark of 8-2 while going 7-3 straight up.
  • Across their last three matchups as the betting favorite, the Stars have an overall record of 2-1 while going 0-3 against the spread.

Stars vs Predators Prediction

For a moneyline pick, I’m taking the Stars to pick up on a win over the Predators and the road. With the moneyline sitting at -136, I’ll be locking in a bet on the Stars straight-up.

For my recommended choice in the puck line, I’m leaning towards the Predators to cover. Even if the Stars secure a straight-up win, this game is expected to be tightly contested, and the Predators should cover the puck line.

If you’re looking at the over/under line set at 6 goals, our prediction is that this game will exceed that mark, and we strongly advise placing a bet on the over.

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