Nashville Predators vs. Dallas Stars - 11/23/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Dallas Stars (8-7-5) at Nashville Predators (8-7-3)
NHL Hockey: Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Bridgestone Arena)
The Line: Nashville Predators / Dallas Stars --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSSW, FSSM
The Dallas Stars and Nashville Predators meet Wednesday night in NHL action at the Bridgestone Arena.
The Dallas Stars look for some sort of consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Stars are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 18.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Patrick Eaves leads Dallas with nine goals, Tyler Seguin has 15 assists and Jamie Benn has 52 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 78.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Kari Lehtonen has given up 35 goals on 316 shots faced and Antti Niemi has allowed 30 goals on 309 shots. The Dallas Stars have allowed at least two goals in 17 straight games.
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The Nashville Predators look for another big victory after winning five of their last seven games. The Predators are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 22.7 percent of their power play opportunities. James Neal leads Nashville with eight goals, Viktor Arvidsson has five assists and P.K. Subban has 42 shots on goal. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 83.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Pekka Rinne has given up 30 goals on 448 shots faced and Marek Mazanec has allowed 13 goals on 68 shots. The Nashville Predators have won seven straight games when scoring more than two goals.
The Stars are 1-6 in their last 7 vs. a team with a losing record and 2-6 in their last 8 road games. The Predators are 4-0 in their last 4 home games and 1-6 in their last 7 vs. a team with a losing record. The Stars are 7-1 in the last 8 meetings and the home team is 45-21-1 in the last 67 meetings.
The Dallas Stars have had a hard time strining wins together all season and have struggled the most on the road. Meanwhile, the Predators are hitting a nice winning patch and have won four straight at home. Have to ride the hot hand here and side with the Nashville Predators on their home ice.