Looking to win big? The Stars and Predators face off at 8:00 ET on ESPN+. The Predators are hosting the game at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN. The Stars are the -1.5 goal favorites in this Central division matchup against the Predators. The over/under for the game is set at 6 goals.


The Pick: Nashville Predators +1.5

This game will be played at Bridgestone Arena at 8:00 ET on Thursday, February 15th.


  • In spite of being 1.5 goal underdogs, we anticipate the Predators winning this one 4-3.
  • We like the Predators on the moneyline (+112)
  • The Predators are also our pick on the spread at +1.5

Will the Stars Find a Way to Win on the Road?

On the season, Dallas has gone 33-14-6, putting them in 1st place in the Central Division and 2nd in the Western Conference. Over their last ten games, they have gone 7-3, and they have won two games in a row. On the road, the Stars have gone 16-6-4.

For the year, Dallas has been favored in 48 of their 53 games, and they have gone 31-12-5 in those games. Over their last seven games as the favorite, they have gone 7-0. Against other Western Conference teams, the Stars have gone 18-12.

When favored, the Stars have a puck line record of 15-33 and an average scoring margin of +.8 goals per game. So far this season, Dallas has 15 wins by multiple goals.

Overall, the Stars have a puck line record of 20-33, including going 4-6 vs. the puck line in their last ten games. In their last ten road games, Dallas has gone 5-5 vs. the puck line.

This season, Dallas’ games are averaging 6.7 goals per game. Their average over/under line is 6.2. The Stars currently have an over/under record of 32-20-1.

Through their last three road games, Dallas has an puck line record of just 1-2. However, their overall record was 2-1 while averaging 3 goals per game.

For their offensive performance, the Stars come in averaging 3.7 goals per game this season, which is 3rd in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 15th in the league. So far this year, the Stars are 19-8 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 14-5 in games with fewer shots on goal.

Dallas will be looking for a good game from Roope Hintz who leads the team in scoring with 23 goals, ranking 24th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Hintz has 26 assists this season.

Defensively, the Predators are currently 14th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 30.1 shots per game against Nashville. They also are 20th in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.

Goalie Jake Oettinger gets the start and has made 30 starts this season. His record at this point is 19-9, and his save percentage is 0.832%.

Will the Predators Make it Happen at Home?

With a record of 27-24-2, the Predators are in 9th place in the Western Conference and 5th in the Central Division. In their last ten games, Nashville has gone just 3-7, and they have lost four of their last five games. At home this season, the Predators are 14-14-0.

As the underdog, Nashville has gone 16-15-2 this season, and they have been the underdog in 33 of their 53 games. Against the Western Conference, the Predators have a record of 15-17, and they are 20-33 this season when they are the underdog.

On the season, Nashville has gone 27-26 against the puck line, including a mark of 13-15 at home. So far, the Predators have lost three straight games vs. the puck line, and their puck line record as the underdog is at 21-12.

Overall, Nashville has gone just 6-14 against the puck line when favored, and their average scoring margin as the underdog is at -0.3 goals per game. In their last ten games at home, the Predators have gone just 3-7 against the puck line.

This season, Nashville’s games have an average of 6.2 goals per game. The average over/under number for the season is 6.2. The Predators come in with an over/under performance of 22-25-6.

When looking at their past three road matchups, Dallas has an puck line record of 1-2 while averaging 3 per game. The team went 2-1 overall in these games.

In terms of their offensive performance, the Predators are averaging 3 goals per game this season, putting them in the 17th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 13th in the league. Looking at how the Predators’ offense is performing during power plays, they are 13th in power play goals and 9th in shorthanded goals.

Nashville’s leading scorer is Filip Forsberg. So far, he has 25 goals which is 19th in the NHL. Forsberg also comes into the game with 28 assists.

In terms of defense, the Predators head into the game ranked 14th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 30.1 shots per game against Nashville. So far, they are 20th in shutouts, achieving 2 shutouts.

Heading into this matchup vs. Dallas, goalie Juuse Saros has started 42 games in this season. His current record is 20-20, and his save percentage stands at 0.981%.