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(21-24-10) Dallas Stars vs. Nashville Predators (26-20-8)
Date: Sunday February 12th
Time: 6:00PM EST
Venue: Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Preds -170
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Off
NHL Betting Total: 5.5 (-110)
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A Central Division matchup will see the Dallas Stars head to Nashville to take on the Predators.
With both teams on the second night of a back-to-back, the Predators should have a bit of an advantage due to the lack of travel for this game.
Sitting 6th in the Central, the Dallas Stars have been having a disappointing season. The defense has been extremely poor, giving up 175 goals, second worst in the NHL. This poor defense has put a lot of pressure on the Stars’ offense, which hasn’t been able to keep up.
The Dallas offense isn’t bad; it just can’t be expected to score four or five goals every night to win games. The Stars average about 2.7 goals per game but give up over 3.2. This isn’t conducive to winning a lot of games.
Offensively, the Stars have some great pieces getting things done. Center Tyler Seguin has 20 goals and 31 assists this year, including two goals and two assists over his last five games.
Right wing Patrick Eaves is also having a good year. He’s got 19 goals and 14 assists, including one of each over his last five.
The Stars have lost four straight games and desperately need a win. If Dallas is going to beat Nashville, the team will need to get a lot of offense from Seguin and Eaves, while finding a way to limit Nashville’s goal-scoring.
Nashville is still in the playoff race in the Central and needs to win now and often from here on out. What the Predators have going for them is the stellar defense. Nashville has given up just 141 goals on the season, good enough for 6th in the NHL.
The defense hasn’t been a problem, but the offense has left a lot to be desired. Nashville is just 16th in the goals scored this season. Right wing James Neal leads the team with 17 goals, but has been in a slump recently. He doesn’t have a single point over his last five games.
Stepping up recently has been left wing Viktor Arvidsson. He has 14 goals and 20 assists on the year, including two and two over his last five games. He has really come into his own this season and is showing a lot of potential going forward.
To beat Dallas, the Nashville offense has to step up and the defense needs to continue playing up to its potential. Dallas won’t have any easy time scoring, but Nashville should get its chances.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Dallas is 2-4 ATS in the last six games
- The Total has gone OVER in six of Nashville’s last eight games
Free Dallas Stars vs. Nashville Predators NHL Hockey Prediction:
Neither team is particularly great on the offensive end but Nashville has the advantage on defense. It also has the advantage of playing at home with both teams on a back-to-back.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: UNDER
Nashville gets the W in this one.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Dallas 2 – Nashville 3
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