Dallas Stars (21-17-12) at Nashville Predators (27-22-2)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Bridgestone Arena)
The Line: Nashville Predators -109 / Dallas Stars -101 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Dallas Stars and Nashville Predators meet Saturday in NHL action at the Bridgestone Arena.
The Dallas Stars need a win after splitting their last six games. The Dallas Stars are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 23.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Joe Pavelski leads Dallas with 21 goals, John Klingberg has 25 assists and Denis Gurianov has 118 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 78.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Anton Khudobin has allowed 65 goals on 698 shots faced and Jake Oettinger has allowed 54 goals on 641 shots.
The Nashville Predators look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Nashville Predators are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 17.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Mikael Granlund leads Nashville with 13 goals, Roman Josi has 25 assists and Viktor Arvidsson has 151 shots on goal. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 75 percent of their opponents power plays. Juuse Saros has allowed 71 goals on 965 shots faced and Pekka Rinne has allowed 62 goals on 634 shots.
The Stars are 2-5 in their last 7 road games and 4-0 in their last 4 Saturday games. The Predators are 4-1 in their last 5 home games and 14-6 in their last 20 overall. The over is 5-2-4 in Stars last 11 overall. The under is 3-0-2 in Predators last 5 overall. The Stars are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings. The underdog is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Dallas Stars are playing some of their best hockey of the season lately and need a win to keep their slim playoff hopes alive, but I need some plus money to consider them in this spot on the road. The Nashville Predators have comfortably been the better team this season and have played their best hockey at home. The Predators have also won four of the last five meetings against the Stars. I'll take the cheap price with the Preds at home.