Nashville Predators at Dallas Stars - 3/7/21 NHL Picks and Prediction
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Dallas Stars (7-8-4) vs Nashville Predators (10-14)
Game Info: Sunday, March 7, 2021 at 8:00 pm (American Airlines Center)
Betting Odds: Dallas Stars -130 / Nashville Predators +110 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Nashville Predators and Dallas Stars meet Sunday in NHL action at the American Airlines Center.
The Nashville Predators look for a win to snap a three game losing streak. The Nashville Predators are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on 19 percent of their power play opportunities. Filip Forsberg leads Nashville with 10 goals, Roman Josi has 13 assists and Viktor Arvidsson has 82 shots on goal. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 71.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Juuse Saros has allowed 34 goals on 323 shots faced and Pekka Rinne has allowed 38 goals on 380 shots.
The Dallas Stars need a win after losing 10 of their last 12 games. The Dallas Stars are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 27.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Joe Pavelski leads Dallas with 10 goals, John Klingberg has 11 assists and Denis Gurianov has 37 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 78 percent of their opponents power plays. Anton Khudobin has allowed 25 goals on 295 shots faced and Jake Oettinger has allowed three goals on 23 shots.
The Predators are 3-9 in their last 12 road games and 1-10 in their last 11 games as an underdog. The Stars are 0-6 in their last 6 home games and 1-10 in their last 11 overall. The under is 4-1 in Predators last 5 Sunday games. The under is 5-0-1 in Stars last 6 overall. The Predators are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in Dallas and 2-7 in the last 9 meetings. The home team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Nashville Predators aren't a team you should be thrilled to back, but I'm not laying juice with the Stars in their current form. In a battle between two struggling teams and with both clubs on the end of a back to back, give me whichever team is paying out the more favorable price. The Stars also haven't won back to back games since January 26-28. The Stars are probably the rightful favorite at home, but I'd lean toward the Preds and the plus money if forced to pick.