Stars vs Predators NHL Betting Odds & Expert Prediction

Stars vs Predators NHL Betting Odds & Expert Prediction

Written by on February 6, 2019

The Dallas Stars head to Nashville to take on the Predators as big underdogs on Thursday, Feb. 7. Nashville remains one of the top teams in NHL, but Dallas has an exceptional defense. Will the Stars use their defense to pull off the upset? Or, will the Preds protect their home ice?

Stars vs Predators NHL Betting Odds & Expert Prediction

  • When: Thursday, Feb. 7 at 8:00 pm ET
  • Where: Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TN
  • TV: FSTN / FSSW
  • Radio:  Dallas / Nashville
  • Live Stream: NHL.tv
  • Moneyline Odds: Nashville -165
  • Over/Under Total Odds: 5.5

Why Dallas Stars are a good bet +135?

Dallas doesn’t have a winning road record at only 10-13-2-0, but they’ve been on a massive tear lately. The Stars head to Nashville with a terrific 5 straight wins.

One of the victories was only 5 days ago versus the Predators. As a +155 dog, Dallas beat the Preds 3-1 in Nashville. Everything seems to be coming together for the Stars at the right time. If the Stars could beat Nashville on the road 5 days ago, they can beat Nashville on the road on Thursday.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Goals For: 2.6
  • Shots For: 30.1
  • Power Plays: 21.6%
  • Face-Offs: 51.9%
Defense:
  • Goals Against: 2.5
  • Shots Against: 31
  • Penalty Kills: 83.8%
  • Shutouts: 3

Why Nashville Predators are a good bet -165?

Are the Predators a secure NHL odds pick on Thursday night?

The Predators did lose to 1-3 to Dallas on Feb. 2, but things could go differently for Nashville on Feb. 7. The Preds had won 3 straight before the Star surprised them this past Saturday. Nashville took Wednesday off after beating the Coyotes 5-2 on Tuesday night.

The Predators are an excellent 17-10-0-0 at home. They should exact revenge over the Stars especially since they got a win after losing to Dallas on Feb. 2.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Goals For: 3.1
  • Shots For: 32.4
  • Power Plays: 12.7%
  • Face-Offs: 51.5%
Defense:
  • Goals Against: 2.6
  • Shots Against: 29.3
  • Penalty Kills: 80.8%
  • Shutouts: 3

NHL Betting Trends for Stars vs Predators

  • Dallas is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Dallas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Dallas’s last 10 games
  • Nashville is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Nashville is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Nashville’s last 5 games

Stars vs Predators Final NHL Betting Analysis

With the win over the Coyotes, Nashville has gone 4-1 in their last 5. That’s not as impressive as what Dallas has done, 5 in a row, but it’s not bad either.The real key in this matchup is what, if anything, Nashville will do differently. Both teams are hot, but the Predators don’t often lose at home. They especially shouldn’t lose to the same team in only 5 days.The Preds will come out with a slightly different strategy. That should be enough for the home team to get the win.NHL Betting Pick: Nashville Predators -165
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