Dallas Stars at Nashville Predators
|Date & Time||Saturday February 2, 2019, 8:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Dallas Stars +153 / Nashville Predators -170 -- Over/Under: 5.5
The Dallas Stars and Nashville Predators meet Saturday in NHL action at the Bridgestone Arena.
The Dallas Stars look for another victory after splitting their last eight games. The Dallas Stars are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 20.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Tyler Seguin leads Dallas with 19 goals, Tyler Seguin has 27 assists and Alexander Radulov has 112 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 83.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Ben Bishop has given up 71 goals on 932 shots faced and Anton Khudobin has allowed 45 goals on 581 shots. The Dallas Stars have allowed a combined three goals in their last three games.
The Nashville Predators look for another victory after splitting their last eight games. The Nashville Predators are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 13.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Viktor Arvidsson leads Nashville with 19 goals, Ryan Johansen has 34 assists and Roman Josi has 185 shots on goal. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 80.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Pekka Rinne has given up 83 goals on 977 shots faced and Juuse Saros has allowed 47 goals on 547 shots. The Nashville Predators have allowed two or less goals in four of their last six games.
The Stars are 24-9 in their last 33 Saturday games, 27-62 in their last 89 games playing on 0 days rest and 11-24 in their last 35 road games. The Predators are 11-5 in their last 16 games playing on 0 days rest and 64-31 in their last 95 home games. The Stars are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Nashville and 2-6 in the last 8 meetings. The under is 18-6-3 in Stars last 27 overall. The under is 2-0-2 in Predators last 4 overall.
Both the Stars and Predators have been extremely stingy on the defensive end not only this season, but the last couple of weeks especially. The under has been a very popular trend for both of these clubs as of late and has shown up a lot lately when they meet. Two of the last three meetings between the Stars and Predators have produced just two goals and are averaging just 4.3 goals during that span. Sometimes the trends and numbers are too strong. I'll side with the under in this contest.