Nashville Predators (6-9) at Dallas Stars (5-3-4)
NHL Hockey: Monday, February 15, 2021 at 8:30 pm (American Airlines Center)
The Line: Dallas Stars -143 / Nashville Predators +120 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Nashville Predators and Dallas Stars meet Monday in NHL action at the American Airlines Center.
The Nashville Predators need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Nashville Predators are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 15.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Filip Forsberg leads Nashville with seven goals, Roman Josi has six assists and Viktor Arvidsson has 48 shots on goal. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing 3.4 goals per game and are killing 65.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Juuse Saros has allowed 28 goals on 233 shots faced and Pekka Rinne has allowed 20 goals on 215 shots.
The Dallas Stars need a win to snap a five-game losing streak. The Dallas Stars are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 33.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Joe Pavelski leads Dallas with nine goals, John Klingberg has 10 assists and Denis Gurianov has 34 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 78 percent of their opponents power plays. Anton Khudobin has allowed 18 goals on 184 shots faced and Jake Oettinger has allowed three goals on 23 shots.
The Predators are 1-7 in their last 8 road games and 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The Stars are 0-4 in their last 4 home games and 0-5 in their last 5 overall. The over is 5-2 in Predators last 7 road games. The over is 5-2 in Stars last 7 overall. The Predators are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in Dallas and 2-7 in the last 9 meetings. The home team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Dallas Stars should be favored here considering they're at home, have shown us more up to this point and have beaten up on the Predators in past meetings. However, both the Predators and Stars are on the struggle bus right now and I'm not eager to lay juice with either side. This is a game I'd leave alone personally, but if forced to pick, give me the Predators and the more favorable price.