Dallas Stars at Nashville Predators - 3/8/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

Dallas Stars at Nashville Predators - 3/8/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

Nashville Predators (31-20-4) vs Dallas Stars (32-20-3)

Game Info: Tuesday, March 8, 2022 at 8:00 pm (Bridgestone Arena)

Betting Odds: Nashville Predators -110 / Dallas Stars -110 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Nashville Predators host the Dallas Stars in Tuesday NHL Action.

The Dallas Stars come into this road contest with an overall record of 32-20-3. Through 55 games, the Stars are 3rd in the Central Division. On the season, they have found the net 165 times, good for a rank of 21st among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Dallas is the 12th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 2.87 goals per game. So far, the Stars have a strength of schedule rating of 7th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 16th ranked team in the NHL.

The Nashville Predators get set to host the Dallas Stars with an overall record of 31-20-4. This mark places them 5th in the Central division. Through 55 games, the Predators have scored 174 goals, giving them an average of 3.13. This output gives them a rank of 14th among NHL teams. On defense, Nashville is the 8th ranked unit, giving up 2.78 goals per contest. So far, the Predators have played the 24th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Nashville's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 13th in the NHL.

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Through 55 games, the Dallas Stars' leading goal scorer is Jason Robertson. With his 25 assists, he is the second in overall points, coming in at 54. On the season, he is turning 20.4% of his shots into goals. In addition, the Stars have benefited from the strong play of Joe Pavelski, who is the team's overall leader in points. In Dallas's 55 games, he has come up with 22 goals on a shooting percentage of 14.6%. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of 15. Dallas's top goalie is Jake Oettinger, who is giving up an average of 2.3 goals per game. In his 28 games played, he has turned in 16 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

Coming into this game, the Nashville Predators leader in points is Roman Josi. In Nashville's 55 games, he has come up with 14 goals and 45 assists. He has scored his goals on a shooting percentage of 7.5%. The team's top overall goal scorer is Filip Forsberg. Of his 27 goals, 19.0% have come during power play time. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +13.0. Nashville's top goalie is Juuse Saros, who is giving up an average of 2.44 goals per game. In his 46 games played, he has turned in 30 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

On the season, the Dallas Stars have a per-game scoring differential of 0.09. However, when playing on the road, the team's scoring differential turns negative, at -0.59 goals per game. Heading into their game with the Nashville Predators, the Stars have a 4-1 record over their past five contests. In these games, they have scored 19 goals, accounting for 59.0% of the overall scoring. A key to this recent success is the fact that they have outscored their usual output of 2.95 goals per game 4 times. On the other side, Nashville has also been playing well on offense, scoring 21 goals over their past 5 games. Look for the Predators to continue with this hot play in a win over the Stars.

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Joe’s Pick Nashville -110

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