Nashville Predators (13-17-1) at Dallas Stars (9-10-7)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, March 21, 2021 at 8:30 pm (American Airlines Center)
The Line: Dallas Stars -170 / Nashville Predators +150 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Nashville Predators and Dallas Stars meet Sunday in NHL action at the American Airlines Center.
The Nashville Predators need a win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Nashville Predators are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 19.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Filip Forsberg leads Nashville with 10 goals, Roman Josi has 14 assists and Viktor Arvidsson has 101 shots on goal. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 69 percent of their opponents power plays. Juuse Saros has allowed 35 goals on 364 shots faced and Pekka Rinne has allowed 55 goals on 542 shots.
The Dallas Stars need a win here after losing five of their last eight games. The Dallas Stars are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 24.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Joe Pavelski leads Dallas with 14 goals, John Klingberg has 13 assists and Denis Gurianov has 67 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 77.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Anton Khudobin has allowed 34 goals on 364 shots faced and Jake Oettinger has allowed 30 goals on 346 shots.
The Predators are 5-1 in their last 6 vs. a team with a losing record. The Stars are 2-6 in their last 8 games playing on 0 days rest and 5-17 in their last 22 overall. The under is 3-1-1 in Predators last 5 overall. The over is 5-1-3 in Stars last 9 overall. The Predators are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings in Dallas and 3-7 in the last 10 meetings. The over is 10-3-1 in the last 14 meetings in Dallas.
The Nashville Predators haven't given us a reason to get behind them much this season, but they have played their best hockey against teams with losing records and they did beat the Stars a couple weeks ago on the road. The Dallas Stars are on the end of a back to back, and while they're coming off a win, beating the Red Wings doesn't move the needle much. The Stars still aren't a team I'm willing to lay juice with. If forced to pick this contest, I'm riding with the Predators and the plus money.