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Dallas StarsNashville Predators
Jan 5, 8:00 PM | Bridgestone Arena

Dallas Stars vs Nashville Predators Odds

21-16-1TEAM RECORD21-14-4

NHL wagering interest swings to the Nashville vs Dallas battle on Thursday at Bridgestone Arena as the Predators try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

Nashville will face the 21-16-1 Stars. In totals betting, the Predators are 16-19-4 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Stars are 17-19-2 favoring the OVER.

View Dallas vs Nashville Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Predators were listed as -145 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 5 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 26-rated Stars taking on the No. 20-rated Predators in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Nashville's No. 17-ranked offense (2.7 goals per game) against a Stars defense that ranks No. 22 at 2.9 goals per game allowed. The Predators powerplay has clicked at a 20.3% rate while the Stars have a 81.2% rate on the penalty kill.

Dallas was a 5-4 loser in its last match at home against the Red Wings. They lost as +145 underdogs, while the total score of 9 made winners of OVER bettors.

Nashville won its last outing, a 5-3 result against the Flames on January 1. Bettors who backed the Predators at -125 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (8) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Dallas Stars Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Los Angeles are 6-4
After playing Detroit are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

Nashville Predators Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Minnesota are 3-7
After playing Calgary are 3-7
After a win are 6-4

A few Stars at Predators trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Dallas' last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Dallas' last 9 games on the road
Dallas is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Nashville
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Dallas' last 9 games when playing on the road against Nashville
Nashville is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
Nashville is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
Nashville is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Dallas
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Nashville's last 9 games when playing at home against Dallas

Next up:
Dallas home to Edmonton, Saturday, January 7
Nashville home to Carolina, Saturday, January 7

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