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Moneyline favors Stars in battle with Predators

Nashville PredatorsDallas Stars
Dec 23, 8:30 PM | American Airlines Center

Nashville Predators vs Dallas Stars Odds

18-12-4TEAM RECORD19-13-1

Nashville pays a visit to Dallas on Friday, hoping to shut down the Stars bats in hockey action at American Airlines Center.

Supporters of the Predators have seen them go 18-12-4 so far this season, while the Stars are at 19-13-1. In totals betting, the Stars are 13-18-2, while the Predators are 14-16-4.

View Nashville vs Dallas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Stars as -130 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 26 (Stars) and the No. 23 (Predators) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Dallas' No. 21-ranked offense (2.6 goals per game) against a Predators defense that ranks No. 13 at 2.7 goals per game allowed. The Stars powerplay has clicked at a 15.3% rate while the Predators have a 79.8% rate on the penalty kill.

The Predators were a 6-5 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Blue Jackets. That made winners of bettors who got Nashville at -160 on the moneyline, while the total score (11) was good news for OVER bettors.

In their last action, Dallas was a 4-1 loser at home against the Flyers. Bettors on Philadelphia at -130 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Nashville Predators Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Minnesota are 4-6
After playing Columbus are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

Dallas Stars Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Los Angeles are 6-4
After playing Philadelphia are 4-4-2
After a loss are 4-6

A few Predators at Stars trends to consider:
Nashville is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Nashville's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Nashville's last 6 games on the road
Nashville is 5-17 SU in its last 22 games when playing on the road against Dallas
Dallas is 17-5 SU in its last 22 games when playing at home against Nashville
Dallas is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Dallas' last 6 games
Dallas is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games at home

Next up:
Nashville home to Detroit, Monday, December 26
Dallas at St. Louis, Monday, December 26