Nashville Predators vs. Dallas Stars - 3/6/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Dallas Stars (37-23-6) at Nashville Predators (42-14-9)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 8:00 pm (Bridgestone Arena)
The Line: Nashville Predators -160 / Dallas Stars +144 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSSW, FSSM
The Dallas Stars and Nashville Predators meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Bridgestone Arena.
The Dallas Stars could use a victory here after losing six of their last 10 games. The Dallas Stars are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 19.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Tyler Seguin leads Dallas with 34 goals, John Klingberg has 48 assists and Jamie Benn has 189 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 83 percent of their opponents power plays. Ben Bishop has given up 117 goals on 1,397 shots faced and Kari Lehtonen has allowed 43 goals on 528 shots. The Dallas Stars have allowed three or less goals in six of their last nine games.
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The Nashville Predators look to keep the puck rolling while building on their eight-game winning streak. The Nashville Predators are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 22.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Viktor Arvidsson leads Nashville with 24 goals, P.K. Subban has 35 assists and Viktor Arvidsson has 198 shots on goal. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 81.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Pekka Rinne has given up 111 goals on 1,514 shots faced and Juuse Saros has allowed 44 goals on 582 shots. The Nashville Predators have allowed three or less goals in 10 of their last 12 games.
The Stars are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. Central and 25-54 in their last 79 games playing on 0 days rest. The Predators are 47-19 in their last 66 vs. Western Conference, 39-15 in their last 54 home games and 37-16 in their last 53 overall. The Stars are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Nashville, 1-4 in the last 5 meetings and the home team is 50-23-1 in the last 74 meetings.
The Dallas Stars are coming off a tough overtime loss last night and have to have tired legs after playing three straight overtime games to start the month. Not to mention the Stars haven't been good on the end of a back to back this season anyway. Oh, the Nashville Predators are also the hottest team in the league with eight straight wins. Picking the Nashville Predators here at home almost seems a little too easy.