Dallas Stars vs. Nashville Predators - 3/7/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Dallas Stars vs. Nashville Predators - 3/7/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Nashville Predators (33-26-8) at Dallas Stars (37-22-8)

NHL Hockey: Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 2:00 pm (American Airlines Center)

The Line: Dallas Stars -150 / Nashville Predators +136 --- Over/Under: 5

TV: FSSW, FSTN

The Nashville Predators and Dallas Stars meet Saturday in NHL action at the American Airlines Center.

The Nashville Predators need a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Nashville Predators are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 16.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Filip Forsberg leads Nashville with 18 goals, Roman Josi has 46 assists and Craig Smith has 175 shots on goal. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 74.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Pekka Rinne has given up 105 goals on 1,004 shots faced and Juuse Saros has allowed 96 goals on 1,038 shots. The Nashville Predators have allowed three or more goals in 13 of their last 20 games.

The Dallas Stars need a win here to snap a four-game losing streak. The Dallas Stars are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 22.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Denis Gurianov leads Dallas with 20 goals, Tyler Seguin has 33 assists and Alexander Radulov has 127 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 80.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Ben Bishop has given up 98 goals on 1,236 shots faced and Anton Khudobin has allowed 60 goals on 850 shots. The Dallas Stars have allowed three or more goals in 11 of their last 21 games.

The Predators are 2-5 in their last 7 games as an underdog and 1-4 in their last 5 road games. The Stars are 9-3 in their last 12 Saturday games, 2-5 in their last 7 vs. Central and 0-4 in their last 4 overall. The under is 5-2 in Predators last 7 road games. The under is 38-16-5 in Stars last 59 home games. The Predators are 13-30 in the last 43 meetings in Dallas and 1-5 in the last 6 meetings.

The Dallas Stars have won five of the last six meetings against the Predators, and it feels like they're due for a home victory to kind of break out of this recent slump they've entered. The Nashville Predators have been inconsistent all year and you're never quite sure which team is going to show up from game to game. We do know the Preds have struggled on the road over the last couple of weeks. The Stars are due for a win to end this losing streak. I'll lay the reasonable price with the home team. 

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Randy’s Pick Dallas Stars -150

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.