Dallas Stars (11-12-9) at Nashville Predators (18-17-1)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Bridgestone Arena)
The Line: Nashville Predators +100 / Dallas Stars -120 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Dallas Stars and the Nashville Predators meet in NHL action from Bridgestone Arena on Tuesday night.
The Dallas Stars will look to bounce back from a 4-1 loss to Florida last time out. Joe Pavelski leads the Stars in scoring with 32 points with team-highs of 15 goals and 17 assists while John Klingberg and Roope Hintz each have 22 points with Klingberg adding 16 assists while Hintz had 10 goals with 12 assists. Jason Robertson has 21 points with 15 assists while Jamie Benn, Denis Gurianov and Miro Heiskanen each have 16 points with double-digit assists this season. As a team, Dallas is averaging 2.8 goals on 29.5 shots with a 23.1% success rate on the power play while allowing 2.5 goals on 27 shots with a 76.8% success rate on the PK this season.
The Nashville Predators will try to build on their 3-2 overtime win over Nashville last time out. Filip Forsberg leads the Predators in scoring with 29 points including team-highs of 11 goals and 18 assists while Roman Josi has 20 points with 17 assists. Viktor Arvidsson has 17 points with 12 assists while Calle Jarnkrok and Eell Toivanen have 16 points apiece, with Jarnkrok logging 10 goals and Toivanen splitting his points between 8 goals and 8 assists. As a team, Dallas is averaging 2.5 goals on 30.7 shots with a 20.4% success rate on the power play while allowing 3 goals on 30.8 shots against per game with a 72.4% kill rate on the PK this season.
Dallas is 1-4 in their last 5 games as a favorite and 7-21 in their last 28 games overall while the under is 6-1-1 in their last 8 road games. Nashville is 5-0 in their last 5 games overall and 4-0 in their last 4 games following a win while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 games as a home underdog. The under is 7-1-2 in the last 10 meetings between these two teams in Nashville.
I’m wondering if I have a bad line or if I’m missing something because this line makes no sense. I get that Dallas has had improved efforts as of late, but this still isn’t a team I’m really looking to back as they’re not the same defensive juggernaut that made the cup final last year. Nashville has been up and down but the Predators usually play their best hockey at home and I just don’t see how Dallas all of a sudden changes that on the road.