Predators vs. Stars - 2/15/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Dallas Stars (36-15-5) at Nashville Predators (26-21-9)
NHL Hockey: Monday, February 15, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Bridgestone Arena)
The Line: Nashville Predators -110 / Dallas Stars -110 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSSW, FSSM
The Dallas Stars and Nashville Predators meet Monday night at the Bridgestone Arena.
The Dallas Stars look to keep rolling after winning six of their last seven games. The Dallas Stars are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 22.2 percent of their power plays. Tyler Seguin leads Dallas with 30 goals, Jamie Benn has 34 assists and Jason Spezza has 136 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 79.8 percent of their power play chances. Antti Niemi has allowed 85 goals on 926 shots faced and Kari Lehtonen has given up 63 goals on 703 shots. Niemi has allowed nine goals in his last three games.
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The Nashville Predators look for consistency after splitting their last 14 games. The Nashville Predators are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 20 percent of their power plays. James Neal leads Nashville with 21 goals, Filip Forsberg has 18 assists and Shea Weber has 130 shots on goal. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 78.7 percent of their power play chances. Pekka Rinne has allowed 118 goals on 1,198 shots faced and Carter Hutton has given up 19 goals on 249 shots. Rinne has allowed 10 goals in his last three games.
The Stars are 4-0 in their last 4 road games and 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. The Predators are 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-4 in their last 5 home games. The Stars are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Nashville.
While the Stars are playing the better hockey, the home team has won 42 of the last 62 games between these two teams. That's a pretty solid trend that has to count for something. So, give me the Predators for the big home victory.