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Nashville Predators vs. Dallas Stars - 2/7/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Dallas Stars at Nashville Predators
Date & Time Thursday February 7, 2019, 8:00 PM (EST)
Location
Bridgestone Arena
Nashville, Tennessee
The Line
The Line: Dallas Stars +135 / Nashville Predators -162 -- Over/Under: 5.5
TV Channel
FSSW, FSTN
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The Dallas Stars and Nashville Predators meet Thursday in NHL action at the Bridgestone Arena.

The Dallas Stars look for another victory to build on their five-game winning streak. The Dallas Stars are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 21.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Tyler Seguin leads Dallas with 22 goals, Alexander Radulov has 29 assists and Jamie Benn has 127 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 83.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Ben Bishop has given up 76 goals on 996 shots faced and Anton Khudobin has allowed 46 goals on 620 shots. The Dallas Stars have allowed two or less goals in six of their last seven games.

The Nashville Predators look for another victory after splitting their last 10 games. The Nashville Predators are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 12.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Viktor Arvidsson leads Nashville with 21 goals, Ryan Johansen has 36 assists and Roman Josi has 189 shots on goal. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 80.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Pekka Rinne has given up 88 goals on 1,029 shots faced and Juuse Saros has allowed 48 goals on 575 shots. The Nashville Predators have allowed three or less goals in their last five games.

The Stars are 2-7 in their last 9 games playing on 2 days rest, 4-0 in their last 4 vs. Western Conference and 5-0 in their last 5 overall. The Predators are 65-32 in their last 97 games as a home favorite, 65-32 in their last 97 home games and 4-11 in their last 15 games as a favorite. The under is 4-1-2 in Predators last 7 overall. The under is 18-6-3 in Stars last 27 overall. The favorite is 19-8 in the last 27 meetings.

The Nashville Predators have been very inconsistent as of late and haven't exactly had much rent success as a favorite. The Dallas Stars are playing their most consistent hockey of the season and have been lights out defensively over these last two weeks. The Predators should be the favorites based on their reputation on their home ice, but we're getting the value with the Stars in the underdog role. The Dallas Stars are playing too well at the moment to turn down plus money.

Pick:
Dallas Stars +135

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