Dallas Stars (11-12-10) at Nashville Predators (19-17-1)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, April 1, 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
The Dallas Stars and the Nashville Predators meet in NHL action from the Bridgestone Arena on Thursday night.
The Dallas Stars will look to rebound from a 3-2 loss to the Predators in their last matchup. Joe Pavelski leads the Stars in scoring with 32 points including team-highs of 15 goals and 17 assists while John Klingberg has 22 points with 17 assists as well. Roope Hintz has 23 points with 11 goals and 12 assists and Jason Robertson’s on 22 points with 7 goals and 15 apples while Miro Heiskanen, Denis Gurianov and Jamie Benn all have double-digit assists this season for the Stars. As a team, Dallas is averaging 2.8 goals on 29.6 shots with a 23.4% success rate on the power play while allowing 2.6 goals on 26.9 shots against with a 76.9% success rate on the PK this season.
The Nashville Predators will look to add to their win over the Stars from their last matchup. Filip Forsberg leads the Predators in scoring with 29 points including team-highs of 11 goals and 18 assists while Roman Josi has 21 points with 17 assists. Calle Jarnkrok has 18 points with 11 goals and Viktor Arvidsson’s also on 18 points with 13 assists while Eell Toivanen has 18 points split between 9 goals and 9 assists this year. As a team, Nashville is averaging 2.5 goals on 30.7 shots per game with a 20.2% success rate on the power play while allowing 3 goals on 30.8 shots against with a 73.1% success rate on the PK this season.
Dallas is 6-20 in their last 26 games overall and 0-4 in their last 4 games as a favorite while the under is 2-0-2 in their last 4 road games. Nashville is 6-0 in their last 6 games overall and 4-0 in their last 4 games as an underdog while the under is 6-1-1 in their last 8 games following a win. The underdog is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings between these two teams.
I think the Stars keep getting too much credit from the books waiting and hoping that the Stars are going to turn things around with not much time left in the season, but maybe it’s time we write the Stars off. Dallas just can’t get any consistency going and this team just finds ways to lose. When the offense shows up, the defense doesn’t and vice versa. Nashville’s had their ups and downs too, but the Predators are playing some of their best hockey of the season and continue to be solid on home ice. I’ll take Nashville and the plus money here.