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Predators Have Not Been Having Fun in Dallas

The Predators and Stars have both gotten off to sluggish starts in the Central Division and will meet tonight for their third matchup already this season. Nashville took the last game between these teams 5-2 despite getting just 21 shots on the Dallas goal.

SHARK BITES
  • The Predators are 2-7 in their last 9 games against the Stars.
  • The Predators are 0-4 in their last 4 games on the road against the Stars.
  • The total has gone OVER in the Predators' last 6 games.

Dallas’ goaltending tandem has been arguably one of the worst in the league the last few seasons and if they don’t get help from somewhere, they’re a dead team skating. Antti Niemi is in line for the start this evening and he’s actually been pretty good at home, posting a 5-1-1 record and a .936 save percentage.

Nashville has been an OVER machine of late and that bodes well for the total being breached tonight. The Stars are near the top of the league in goals allowed and possess offensive weapons who can score with any team.

They haven’t yet been unleashed to their full capacity this season but forwards Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin always have the potential for huge games and are excellent plays in fantasy tonight.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

NHL Hockey odds makers at Bovada had the Dallas Stars as 109 moneyline underdogs in this betting matchup. Those over under betting saw the line open at 5.5 at BetOnline.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 3.2-2.4 result in favor of the Stars. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Nashville Predators vs Dallas Stars Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Nashville Predators will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 12-9-4 this season, while the Stars are 10-11-6. Nashville is 13-10-2 on the totals; Dallas is 12-15. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Dallas vs Nashville injuries news.

It's an NHL hockey betting matchup between the No. 26-rated Dallas Stars and the No. 16-ranked Nashville Predators, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Dallas Stars No. 22-ranked offense (2.48 goals per game) against a Nashville Predators defense that ranks No. 19 at 2.76 goals per game allowed. The Stars powerplay has clicked at a 17% rate while the Predators have a 81.25% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Nashville won its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Avalanche on December 06. Bettors who backed the Predators at -212 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

In their last action, Dallas was a 2-1 loser at home against the Flames. Bettors on Calgary at +117 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Betting Trends
  • Nashville is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Nashville's last 7 games
  • Nashville is 4-10 ATS in its last 14 games on the road
  • Nashville is 3-13 SU in its last 16 games on the road
  • Dallas is 2-10 ATS in its last 12 games
  • Dallas is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Dallas's last 6 games
  • Dallas is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Nashville at Arizona, Saturday, December 10th
Dallas at Philadelphia, Saturday, December 10th

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