Nashville Predators (6-9) at Dallas Stars (5-3-4)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, February 16, 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 Tuesday 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 0-7 in their last 7 games as an underdog and 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The Stars are 0-4 in their last 4 home games and 7-3 in their last 10 games as a favorite. 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.
I'm not running to the window to bet on either of these teams in their current from. The Dallas Stars do have the edge given that they've beaten up on the Predators in past meetings and get to sleep in their own beds after last nights game was postponed. With that said, if forced to pick a team between two sides that are in poor form, I want to side with the more favorable price. I'll take my chances with the Preds and the plus money.