Stars to Stay Hot?
NHL Central Division rivals are set to clash Tuesday night, when the Nashville Predators host the Dallas Stars. We still have a long way to go in the season, homestanding Nashville needs to start closing the gap in the standings.
Dallas has won three of its last five, 20-9-6 and atop the division, seemingly a solid threat in the West.
Nashville is a middling 14-13-5, having lost three of their last five games before the Christmas break. It’s in sixth place in the division,, some 13 points behind the Stars.
The NHL betting lines for this game have the Dallas Stars as the -135 moneyline betting favorites in this game.
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Stars Quite Offensive
The Dallas Stars come into Tuesday night scoring 3½ goals per game, connecting on the power play at better than 27 percent. Dallas is also solid on the defensive end, starting with its goaltending.
It surrendered six goals to the Edmonton Oilers in a recent game, however, Tyler Seguin said, “We’ve found offense this year, but we can’t lose what makes us so good, which is how we defend.” Goaltender Jake Oettinger has had a great season in net, 14-5-3 with a 2.45 goals-against average and .919 save pecentage.
Jason Robertson has emerged as a star, 24 goals and 26 assists. Dallas tries to rush the tempo in an effort to create its chances.
Predators Slow it Down
The Nashville Predators are scoring just 2.47 goals per game this season, but surrendering just 2.88. They’ve struggled mightily on the power play (16.22%, 29th in league). Getting that unit going gives them a shot to win.
Matt Duchene (10 goals, 16 assists) and Roman Josi (seven goals, 19 assists) lead the team with 26 points, Nashville does have some skilled players on offense but haven’t been able to generate the goals.
It will goaltender Juuse Saros’ job to limit Dallas. Saros 11-9-5 (2.81 GAA, .914 SV%) remains the workhorse. Nashville will need to find a way to be more physical than the Stars.
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Stars vs Predators Head-to-Head
The Stars are 2-0 so far this season against the Predators, winning both ends of an October home-and-home by a combined score of 9-2.
Stars vs Predators Game Information
- Game: Stars (20-9-6) vs Predators (14-13-5)
- Day/Time: Tuesday, Dec. 27th, 8:00 p.m. ET
- Location: Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TN
- Stars vs Predators Live Stream: NBA Game Pass
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Stars vs Predators Picks & Prediction
There’s no love with the Stars and Predators. This will already be the third meeting of the season, with Dallas dominating the first two to date. Expect a better performance from Nashville in this game.
Nashville will find a way to control the puck, and they will frustrate a Stars’ team that wants to score. The Stars are taken to win this game, but not easily.
Head to BetUS Sportsbook and take the Stars moneyline at -135, but also bet on the Predators at +1½ to keep the final score within two goals.
The Dallas Stars are listed at -135 in our Vegas NHL Lines. This means that if you wager $100 on the Stars, you have a chance to win $73.53. The Nashville Predators are +115, offering a chance to win $115 on a $100 wager
The implied probability attached to the betting lines give the Stars a 57.45% chance to win, with the Predators at 46.51%.
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