Nashville Predators vs. Dallas Stars - 12/14/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Dallas Stars (18-11-4) at Nashville Predators (14-11-5)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 6:30 pm (Bridgestone Arena)
The Line: Nashville Predators -141 / Dallas Stars +128 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Dallas Stars and Nashville Predators meet Saturday in NHL action at the Bridgestone Arena.
The Dallas Stars look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Dallas Stars are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 18.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Roope Hintz leads Dallas with 11 goals, Tyler Seguin has 17 assists and Alexander Radulov has 83 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 84.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Ben Bishop has given up 42 goals on 640 shots faced and Anton Khudobin has allowed 27 goals on 348 shots. The Dallas Stars have allowed three or less goals in 11 of their last 12 games.
The Nashville Predators look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Nashville Predators are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 15.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Nick Bonino leads Nashville with 12 goals, Roman Josi has 19 assists and Ryan Ellis has 73 shots on goal. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 76.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Pekka Rinne has given up 46 goals on 447 shots faced and Juuse Saros has allowed 44 goals on 416 shots. The Nashville Predators have allowed three or more goals in five of their last seven games.
The Stars are 4-0 in their last 4 Saturday games, 5-2 in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest and 17-6 in their last 23 overall. The Predators are 3-7 in their last 10 home games, 6-16 in their last 22 Saturday games and 3-8 in their last 11 vs. Western Conference. The under is 53-24-9 in Stars last 86 overall. The over is 13-6 in Predators last 19 vs. Western Conference. The favorite is 24-11 in the last 35 meetings. The under is 6-1-1 in the last 8 meetings in Nashville.
This is a revenge spot for the Nashville Predators after the Dallas Stars bounced them from last years playoffs in six games, winning the last three meetings. The Dallas Stars are on the end of a back to back after a game that included overtime and it feels like the Predators are due for a breakout performance at home given their recent struggles. I'll take the Nashville Predators and the reasonable price on their home ice.