Betting on today’s Predators and Stars game? Catch the action at American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX, as the Stars hosts this showdown at 8:00 ET on ESPN+. This Central division matchup has an over/under of 6.5 goals, and the Stars are favored to win at home vs. the Predators.

NASHVILLE PREDATORS VS DALLAS STARS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Dallas Stars -1.5

This game will be played at American Airlines Center at 8:00 ET on Friday, January 12th.

WHY BET THE DALLAS STARS:

  • According to our analysis, we anticipate the Stars to win this one with a projected score of 4-2.
  • Take the Stars on the moneyline
  • The Stars should also cover at -1.5

Will the Predators Win in Dallas?

On the season, the Predators are 22-18-1 and in 8th place in the Western Conference. In the Central Division, Nashville is in 4th place with a record of 7-4. On the road, the Predators have gone 10-7-1 this year.

Over their last ten games, the Predators have gone 4-6, and they have lost two straight games in which they were the favorites. As the underdog, Nashville has gone 12-11-1 this season.

On the road this season, the Predators have a puck line record of 10-8, and their average scoring margin is +.1 goals per game. In their last ten road games, Nashville’s puck line record is 7-3.

So far, the Predators have 11 wins by multiple goals and have gone 16-8 against the puck line as the underdog. In their last three road games, Nashville has gone 3-0 against the puck line.

This season, Nashville’s games have an average of 6.3 goals per game. The average over/under number for the season is 6.2. The Predators come in with an over/under performance of 19-17-5.

Across their last three road contests, Nashville has been good against the puck line posting a mark of 3-0. Their overall mark in these games was 2-1, while averaging 3 goals per game.

On the offensive side, the Predators are scoring an 3.1 goals per game this season, ranking 16th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 15th in the league. This season, the Predators are 10-9 when getting more shots on goal than their opponents. And in games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 11-9 record.

Nashville’s leading scorer is Filip Forsberg. So far, he has 21 goals which is 16th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 24 assists so far.

Dallas defense takes on the Predators ranked 25th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 29.5 shots per game against Dallas. They also are 20th in shutouts, with 2 shutouts.

Heading into this matchup vs. Dallas, goalie Juuse Saros has started 32 games in this season. His current record is 16-15, and his save percentage stands at 0.971%.

Do the Stars Have What it Takes to Win as Home Favorites?

At home this season, the Stars have gone 13-7-2 and have been favored in 37 of their 40 games. Over their last ten games, Dallas is 6-4 and 24-11-5 overall, putting them in 4th place in the Western Conference and 3rd in the Central Division. In their last five games, the Stars have gone 2-3, and they have won two straight games when favored.

Against other teams in the Western Conference, Dallas has gone 15-11, and they have been favored in each of their last two games. Over their last three games, the Stars are 2-1, and they have won two straight games overall.

On the season, the Stars have an average scoring margin of +.7 goals per game. In their 37 games as the favorite, Dallas has gone 11-26 against the puck line, and they have 11 wins by multiple goals.

Over their last three games, the Stars have gone 2-1 against the puck line, and their overall puck line record is 14-26. In their 22 home games, Dallas is just 6-16 vs. the puck line.

On average, Dallas’ games have finished with 6.8 goals per game. The season’s average over/under line stands at 6.2. In total, the Stars come in with an over/under record of 26-14-0.

In their last three road games, Nashville has averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 3. The team’s record in this stretch was 2-1 while going 3-0 vs. the spread.

On the offensive side, the Stars are scoring an 3.7 goals per game this season, ranking 3rd in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 19th in the league. This season, the Stars are 14-8 when getting more shots on goal than their opponents. And in games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 10-3 record.

Dallas will be looking for a good game from Roope Hintz who leads the team in scoring with 17 goals, ranking 33rd in the NHL. Hintz also comes into the game with 19 assists.

Dallas defense takes on the Predators ranked 25th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 29.5 shots per game against Dallas. They also are 20th in shutouts, with 2 shutouts.

Goalie Scott Wedgewood gets the start and has made 18 starts this season. His record at this point is 12-4, and his save percentage is 0.699%.