Dallas Stars vs Nashville Predators NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Dallas Stars vs Nashville Predators Prediction 2/15/2024

The Dallas Stars (33-14-6) travel to face off against the Nashville Predators (27-24-2) on Thursday, February 15th. This game will be played at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville and televised on ESPN+. The Stars are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Predators are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Devils. Puck drop is set for 8:00 ET.

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The Dallas Stars Are Coming Off A Win

Heading into tonight’s game, the Dallas Stars are in second place in the Western Conference with 72 points and a record of 33-14-6. In games against other Western Conference teams, the Stars have gone 18-12, and they are 11-6 against Central Division opponents. Over their last ten games, Dallas has gone 7-3, and they have won two straight games.

On the road this season, the Stars have gone 16-6-4, and they have been favored in 48 of their 53 games this year. Against other teams in the Western Conference, Dallas has gone 31-12-5 when they are the favorite, and they have won seven straight games when they have been favored.

So far this season, Dallas has an average scoring margin of +.7 goals per game, and they have 15 wins by multiple goals. Overall, their puck line record is 20-33, and they have gone 4-6 against the puck line in their last ten games.

On the road, the Stars have a puck line record of 12-14, and they have gone 5-5 against the puck line in their last ten road games. In their last three road games, Dallas has gone 1-2 against the puck line.

The Stars recently hosted the Hurricanes and emerged victorious with a 4-2 win. Throughout the game against the Hurricanes, Stars’ offense managed to score in every single period. In the game, Dallas managed to score all four goals at even strength. They concluded with 23 shots on goal and committed 13 turnovers.

Dallas secured a win against the puck line, entering the game as the favorites with a -1.5 goal advantage. The game finished below the over/under line of 6.5 with a combined total of 6 goals.

The Nashville Predators Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

At home this season, the Predators have gone 14-14-0, including a 10-5 record against Central Division opponents. In the Western Conference, Nashville is currently in 9th place, and they have an overall record of 27-24-2. Over their last ten games, the Predators have gone just 3-7.

When playing as the underdog, Nashville has gone 16-15-2 this season, and they have been the underdog in 33 of their 53 games. Against other teams in the Western Conference, the Predators have gone 15-17 this season. Over their last five games, Nashville has just one win.

When playing at home this year, Nashville has a puck line record of 13-15, and their average scoring margin is -.2 goals per game. So far, the Predators have gone 21-12 vs. the puck line as the underdog, and their puck line record for the season is 27-26.

So far, Nashville has 14 losses by multiple goals compared to eight by just one goal. In their last ten home games, the Predators have a puck line record of 3-7, and they have dropped their last four games vs. the puck line at home.

The Predators are looking to bounce back from a 4-2 loss at home to the Devils. In the offensive department, the Predators notched one goal during the first period and one time in the second period. Out of Nashville’s two goals, one were scored during power plays. They concluded the game with 32 shots on goal and had 15 giveaways.

Nashville took a loss against the puck line, going into the game as the favorites with a -1.5-point advantage. Combining for 6 goals, the game finished below the over/under line of 6.5.

Dallas Offense Breakdown

On the offensive side, the Stars are scoring an 3.7 goals per game this season, ranking 3rd in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 15th in the league. The Stars went 19-8 in games where they had more shots than their opponents. However, in games with fewer shots on goal, their record was 14-5.

So far, the Stars have an over/under record of 32-20-1. Coming into the game, they have played 32 games that went beyond the 6 over/under line. Their games, on average, had 6.7 goals per game.

Predators Offense Breakdown

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When looking at their offense, the Predators have an average of 3 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 17th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 13th in the league. This year, the Predators have recorded a 14-13 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. For games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 12-11 record.

The Predators’ over/under record this season is 22-25-6. For the season, they have had 23 games failing to surpass this game’s over/under line of 6. Overall, their games are averaging 6.2 goals per game.

Dallas Team Defense

Dallas defense takes on the Predators ranked 13th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 30.2 shots per game against Dallas. They also are 25th in shutouts, with 2 shutouts.

Nashville Team Defense

Defensively, the Predators come into the season ranked 14th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 30.1 shots per game against Nashville. For the season, they are ranked 20th in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.

Stars vs Predators Trends

  • Through their last five road contests, the Stars offense has averaged 3 goals per game while allowing an average of 3. Dallas posted an overall record of 3-2 while going 2-3 ATS.
  • Through their last ten home contests, the Predators offense has averaged 2 goals per game while allowing an average of 3. Nashville posted an overall record of 3-7 while going 3-7 ATS.
  • As the betting underdog, the Predators have an puck line mark of just 2-3 in their last five games. Nashville posted a straight up mark of 1-4 in these matchups.
  • Against the spread, the Stars have put together of 1-4 in their last five games as the betting favorite. In these same games, they went 5-0 straight up.

Stars vs Predators Prediction

If you’re looking for a moneyline pick, my choice is the Stars to take down the Predators on the road. With the moneyline currently at -135, I’m placing my bet on the Stars straight-up.

When it comes to my suggested pick for the puck line, I’d advise taking the Predators to cover. Even in the event of a Stars victory, this matchup is likely to remain closely contested, and the Predators should cover the puck line.

When considering the over/under line, which is currently at 6 goals, we believe that this game will go over that threshold, and we recommend wagering on the over.

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