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Predators face Dallas Stars: NHL odds preview and stats

Nashville Predators

Dallas Stars
35-32-11 April 08, 2014, 08:30 PM | American Airlines Center 38-29-11

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

The Predators will look to vanquish their hosts on Tuesday, as they are 35-32-11 this season, while the Stars are 38-29-11. Nashville is 33-32-13 against the total, while Dallas is 39-34-5 versus the number.View Nashville Predators vs Dallas Stars Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with the Stars in this one found them earlier as -173 Favorite on the NHL money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 5.5 at its open earlier today at BetOnline and may have moved.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Stars rated this week at No. 7 and the Predators sitting at No. 17.

Last time out for Nashville, they were a 3-0 winner as they battled the Sharks on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Predators at +240 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

The Stars were a 3-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Panthers. That made winners of bettors who got Florida at +145 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Dallas's No. 9-ranked offense, averaging 2.91 goals per game, against a Predators defense that ranks No. 23 at 2.96 goals allowed. The Stars power play is averaging 15.52% while the Predators defense kills off 79.82% of their penalties.

Next up:
Nashville home to Phoenix, Thursday, April 10th
Dallas home to Columbus, Wednesday, April 9th