Nashville Predators (10-14) at Dallas Stars (6-8-4)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, March 7, 2021 at 8:00 pm (American Airlines Center)
The Line: Dallas Stars -130 / Nashville Predators +110 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Nashville Predators and the Dallas Stars meet in NHL action from the American Airlines Center on Sunday night.
The Nashville Predators will look to bounce back from a 6-2 loss to Nashville in their last matchup. Filip Forsberg leads the Preds in scoring with 24 points coming on a team-high 10 goals and 14 assists while Roman Josi has 15 points with 13 apples and Viktor Arvidsson has 12 points with 3 goals and 9 assists on the year. Mikael Granlund, Mattias Ekholm and Ryan Ellis all have 9 points as well, with Granlund and Ekholm each chipping in 4 goals with 5 assists while Ellis has 2 goals and 7 assists. Pekka Rinne and Juuse Saros each have 5 wins, with Rinne logging a 2.94 GAA in 15 appearances while Saros has a 3.10 GAA in 13 appearances this year.
The Dallas Stars will look to add to their 5-0 win over Columbus in their last matchup. Joe Pavelski leads the Stars in scoring with 22 points coming on 11 goals and 11 apples while John Klingberg has 15 points with 12 coming as assists. Roope Hintz has got 12 points with 5 goals and 7 assists on the board while Alex Radulov, Denis Gurianov and Miro Heiskanen each have 11 points on the year as well for the Stars. Anton Khudobin has see the majority of Dallas’ action in goal, with 4 wins and a 2.60 GAA with a pair of shutouts while John Oettinger has 3 wins in 9 appearances with a 2.02 GAA and a shutout this season.
Nashville is 4-1 in their lat 5 games against a team with a losing record and 3-9 in their last 12 road games while the over is 4-0 in their lat 4 games as an underdog. Dallas is 2-10 in their last 12 games overall and 1-6 in their last 7 home games while the under is 5-0-2 in their last 7 games overall. The over is 9-3-1 in the last 13 meetings between these two teams in Dallas.
I get the case that can be made for either side here, but I’m not laying juice with Dallas in their current form even after a win, and Nashville’s really, really struggled on the road. Instead, I’m going to side with the over as I think that both sets of goaltenders get worked over in this one and in the end, I see 7-9 goals on the board at the end of this one.