The Nashville Predators (21-17-1) travel to face off against the Dallas Stars (22-11-5) on Saturday, January 6th. This game will be played at American Airlines Center in Dallas. Both the Predators and Stars will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Puck drop is scheduled for 8:00 ET.
Nashville Predators vs Dallas Stars
The Nashville Predators Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
So far this season, the Predators have an overall record of 21-17-1. On the road, Nashville is 9-7-1 and 12-10-0 at home. They are currently positioned 4th in the Western Central division and 7th in the Western conference. Nashville’s average scoring margin this season is .0 leading to an overall puck line record of 21-18. Their scoring margin at home is .0 and .0 on the road.
The Predators are looking to bounce back from a 6-3 loss at home to the Flames. The Predators scored two goals in the first period against the Flames and found the net one time in the 3rd period. In the game, Nashville managed to score all three goals at even strength. They concluded with 32 shots on goal and committed 10 turnovers.
Nashville was favored by -1.5 giving them a loss vs. the puck line. The combined total of 9 goals exceeded the over/under line, which was set at 6 goals for the game.
The Dallas Stars Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
So far this season, the Stars have an overall record of 22-11-5. On the road, Dallas is 10-4-3 and 12-7-2 at home. They are currently positioned 3rd in the Western Central division and 4th in the Western conference. Dallas’ average scoring margin for the season is +.5, resulting in an overall puck line record of 12-25. When playing at home their scoring margin is +.6, whereas in away games, they are at +.5.
The Stars are looking to bounce back from a 5-4 loss at home to the Avalanche. The Stars’ offense scored in each period against the Avalanche. Of Dallas’ four goals, one came while in power play. They ended the game with 32 shots on goal and had nine giveaways.
Dallas went into the game favored by -1.5, giving them a loss vs. the puck line. With a combined total of 9 goals, the teams exceeded the over/under line of 6.5 goals set for the game.
Nashville Offense Breakdown
When looking at their offense, the Predators have an average of 3.1 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 15th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 13th in the league. Nashville’s offense comes into the game ranked 10th in power play goals. And in terms of shorthanded goals, they are 9th in the NHL.
The Predators’ over/under record this season is 17-17-5. For the season, they have had 23 games failing to surpass this game’s over/under line of 6.5. Overall, their games are averaging 6.3 goals per game.
Dallas Offense Breakdown
For their offensive performance, the Stars come in averaging 3.6 goals per game this season, which is 5th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 21st in the league. Dallas’ offense is currently ranked 17th in power play goals. When it comes to shorthanded goals, they are 6th in the league.
This season, the Stars have an over/under record of 24-13-0. Throughout the season, they have played 24 games that went over the 6.5 over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is 6.8 per game.
Nashville Team Defense
Defensively, the Predators are currently 10th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 30.4 shots per game against Nashville. They also are 9th in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.
Dallas Team Defense
Defensively, the Stars are currently 24th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 30.1 shots per game against Dallas. They also are 27th in shutouts, coming in with 1 shutouts.
Predators vs Stars Trends
- When looking at their past three road matchups, Nashville has an puck line record of 3-0 while averaging 3 per game. The team went 2-1 overall in these games.
- When looking at their past ten home matchups, Dallas has an puck line record of 4-6 while averaging 3 per game. The team went 5-5 overall in these games.
- Dallas has done well both straight up and vs the puck line when favored to win the game, going 2-1 SU and 2-1 puck line in their last three games.
- Going back to their previous ten games as the favorite, Nashville has an puck line mark of 3-7 while going 7-3 straight up.
If you’re looking for a moneyline pick, my choice is the Predators to take down the Stars on the road. With the moneyline currently at +135, I’m placing my bet on the Predators straight-up.
Our projections have the Predators pulling out a win as the underdog. But if you’re not as bullish as we are on the Predators, we’d recommend at least getting a bet down on them to cover the puck line.
If you’re looking at the over/under line set at 6.5 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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