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Predators vs. Stars - 1/8/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Dallas Stars (18-15-6) at Nashville Predators (26-9-4)

NHL Hockey: Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Bridgestone Arena)

The Line: Nashville Predators -169 / Dallas Stars +152 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: FSSW, FSSM

The Dallas Stars and Nashville Predators play Thursday night at the Bridgestone Arena.

The Dallas Stars have won four of their last six games and begin a two-game road trip. The Stars are averaging 3.1 goals per game and have scored 13 goals in their last three games. The Dallas Stars have two power play goals in their last four games and have won six of their last seven games when scoring at least three goals overall. Tyler Seguin leads Dallas with 26 goals, Jamie Benn has 22 assists and Antoine Roussel has 58 shots on goal. Defensively, the Stars are allowing 3.3 goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in seven of their last eight games. Kari Lehtonen has allowed 91 goals on 985 shots faced and Anders Lindback has given up 25 goals on 174 shots. The Stars have won four of their last five road games.

Predators vs. Stars - 1/8/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Nashville Predators lead the Central with seven wins in their last 10 games. The Predators are averaging 2.9 goals per game and have scored 13 goals in their last three games. The Nashville Predators has three power play goals in their last three games and have won seven of their last 10 games when scoring at least three goals overall. Filip Forsberg leads Nashville with 14 goals, Mike Ribeiro has 26 assists and James Neal has 118 shots on goal. Defensively, the Predators are allowing 2.2 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in four of their last six games. Pekka Rinne has allowed 69 goals on 975 shots faced and Carter Hutton has given up 14 goals on 138 shots.

The Stars are 6-1 in their last 7 vs. Western Conference and 5-2 in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest. The Predators are 19-7 in their last 26 home games and 7-3 in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest. The Stars are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in Nashville and the home team is 39-18-1 in the last 58 meetings.

The Nashville Predators are one of the hotter teams in the NHL at the moment, and the home team has dominated this series over the years. As long as you don't mind paying the slightly high chalk, the Predators have to be the pick here. 

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Nashville Predators -169

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