Nashville Predators vs. Dallas Stars Game Preview

Jose VasquezArticles, Hockey, NHL

Ryan Johansen, Filip Forsberg, and the Nashville Predators will face off against Tyler Seguin, John Klingberg, and the Dallas Stars at the American Airlines Center in a divisional showdown. The puck is going to drop at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, November 10, and it can be caught live on Fox Sports Southwest.

Nashville Predators vs. Dallas Stars Odds

Nashville comes into the contest as the noticeable favorite with a moneyline of -140. The line for Dallas sits at +120 and the oddsmakers have put the Over/Under (O/U) at 6 goals (-115 for the over, -105 for the under).

Nashville is 12-3 straight up (SU) and has earned 7.0 units for moneyline bettors this season. Through 15 regular season outings, eight of its games have gone under the total, while six have gone over and just one has pushed. This 2018-19 Predators team is 7-0 SU on the road.

Nashville has converted on just 14.8 percent of its power play chances this season, a mark that’s ranked 26th in the NHL. Its penalty kill is ranked 21st out of 31 teams, and the team’s successfully killed off 77.6 percent of its penalties..

Averaging 27.9 saves per game with a .949 save percentage, Pekka Rinne (7-1) has been the top option in goal for Nashville this season. If Nashville chooses to rest him, however, they may roll with Juuse Saros (6-2 record, .917 save percentage, 2.50 goals against average).

Dallas is 9-7 straight up (SU) and has netted 0.8 units for moneyline bettors this season. Eight of its contests have gone under the total, while six have gone over and just two have pushed. This season, the team is 6-2 SU as the home team.

The Stars have converted on just 23.8 percent of their power play chances this year, a figure that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 11th overall, and it’s successfully killed off 81.6 percent of all opponent power plays.

Ben Bishop has denied 27.6 shots per game as the primary choice in goal for the Stars. Bishop has six wins and five losses to his name and has maintained a 2.40 goals against average and a .921 save percentage this year.

Nashville Predators vs. Dallas Stars Betting Predictions

Free Prediction: SU Winner – Predators, O/U – Under

Betting Trends

  • The under has hit in four of Nashville’s last five games.
  • Seven of Nashville’s last ten games have been decided by two goals or more. The team is 6-1 in those games.
  • Nashville skaters notched 21.0 hits per game last season, while the Stars logged 22.7 hits per contest.