Nashville Predators at Dallas Stars - 1/24/21 NHL Picks and Prediction
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Dallas Stars (1-0) vs Nashville Predators (2-2)
Game Info: Sunday, January 24, 2021 at 8:00 pm (American Airlines Center)
Betting Odds: Dallas Stars -110 / Nashville Predators -110 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Nashville Predators and the Dallas Stars meet in NHL action from the American Airlines Center on Sunday.
The Nashville Predators will look to bounce back from a 7-0 rout at the hands of the Stars last time out. Filip Forsberg and Viktor Arvidsson each have a team-high 3 points with Forsberg chipping in 3 goals while Arvidsson has a goal and 2 assists with a team-high 13 shots on goal. Five more Preds have two points, with Luke Kunin logging 2 goals while Matt Duchene and Dante Fabbro each have 2 assists and Brad Richardson and Rocco Grimaldi each posting a goal and an assist. Juuse Saros has a 2-1 record and a 3.00 GAA with 8 goals against on 94 shots against in his 3 appearances while Pekka Rinne has a 3.78 GAA with an 0-1 record, allowing 5 goals on 31 shots.
The Dallas Stars will look to build on the perfect start to their season after their win over Nashville last time out. Joe Pavelski had a team-high 4 points coming on 2 goals and 2 assists while Alex Radulov had 2 goals and an assist for his 3 points and John Klingberg added 3 assists. Roope Hintz and Joel Kiviranta each had a pair of assists with Hintz logging 2 assists while Kiviranta had a goal and an assist. Anton Khudobin got the win to start his season with a 34-save shutout in the winning effort.
Nashville is 2-5 in their last 7 road games while the over is 6-2-1 in their last 9 games overall and 3-0-1 in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest. Dallas is 0-4 in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest and 18-38 in their last 56 Sunday games while the over is 3-1-4 in their last 8 games overall. Nashville is 1-4 in the last 5 meetings between these two teams in Dallas.
I’m not going to lie, I thought Dallas would have some rust in the opener and the Stars shut me right up with that performance and there could be concerns of a letdown after such a hot start. However, I haven’t been solid on Nashville’s goaltending duo for some time now and the Stars executed their gameplan to perfection in the opener which is still sound defensive hockey with a healthy dose of offense mixed in. I think the Stars pick up where they left off and grab another win here.