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Stars face Nashville Predators: NHL odds preview and stats

Dallas Stars

Nashville Predators
21-19-8 January 20, 2014, 08:00 PM | Bridgestone Arena 21-22-7

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

This season the Predators are 21-22-7 overall while the Stars are 21-19-8. As for the totals, Nashville is 20-21-9 on the OU, and Dallas is 25-19-4.

View Dallas Stars vs Nashville Predators Odds and Stats.

If you're going with the Predators in this one, they were listed as moneyline Favorite of -126 on most hockey betting menus early today for Monday's contest. The over-under was at 5.5 earlier at BetOnline.

The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Predators at No. 10 and the Stars at No. 22 heading into this contest.

Last time out for Dallas, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Wild on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Wild at -122 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game PUSH for totals bettors.

The Predators were a 5-4 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Avalanche. That made winners of bettors who got Colorado at +100 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Nashville's No. 26-ranked offense (2.42 goals per game) against a Stars defense that ranks No. 26 at 3.08 goals per game allowed. The Predators powerplay has clicked at a 21.29% rate while the Stars have a 79.87% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Dallas home to Minnesota, Tuesday, January 21st
Nashville at Vancouver, Thursday, January 23rd