Dallas Stars vs. Nashville Predators - 12/5/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Nashville Predators (17-7-3) at Dallas Stars (16-10-1)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 8:30 pm (American Airlines Center)
The Line: Dallas Stars / Nashville Predators --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSSM, FSSW
The Nashville Predators and Dallas Stars meet Tuesday in NHL action at the American Airlines Center.
The Nashville Predators look for another victory after winning 10 of their last 13 games. The Nashville Predators are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 26.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Filip Forsberg leads Nashville with 13 goals, P.K. Subban has 14 assists and Viktor Arvidsson has 83 shots on goal. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 83.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Pekka Rinne has given up 50 goals on 677 shots faced and Juuse Saros has allowed 19 goals on 146 shots. The Nashville Predators have allowed three or less goals in eight of their last 11 games.
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The Dallas Stars look to keep the puck rolling after winning seven of their last eight games. The Dallas Stars are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 20.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Tyler Seguin leads Dallas with 14 goals, John Klingberg has 20 assists and Jamie Benn has 79 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 84.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Ben Bishop has given up 54 goals on 615 shots faced and Kari Lehtonen has allowed 17 goals on 173 shots. The Dallas Stars have allowed three or less goals in seven of their last eight games.
The Predators are 7-1 in their last 8 Tuesday games, 37-16 in their last 53 vs. Western Conference and 11-3 in their last 14 overall. The Stars are 20-8 in their last 28 home games, 5-2 in their last 7 Tuesday games and 4-0 in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest. The Predators are 9-26 in the last 35 meetings in Dallas, 4-1 in the last 5 meetings and the home team is 49-22-1 in the last 72 meetings.
Both clubs are obviously playing great hockey, but the Predators did play last night and are coming off a physical game against the Boston Bruins. The Dallas Stars have been really solid on the defensive end recently and have been nearly unbeatable when playing on their home ice. The home team has also won seven of the last nine meetings between the Predators and Stars. Give me Dallas in this spot.