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+. The over/under for this game is set at 6.5 goals, and the Stars are the home favorites against the Predators in a Central division matchup.

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 Saturday, January 6th.

WHY BET THE DALLAS STARS:

  • Even though they are considered 1.5-goal underdogs, our projection points to a 4-3 win for the Predators.
  • We like the Predators on the moneyline (+135)
  • The Predators are also our pick on the spread at +1.5

Do the Predators Stand a Chance on the Road?

Currently, the Predators hold an overall record of 21-17-1 for the season. On the road, Nashville has a 9-7-1 record, while they are 12-10-0 at their home venue. Their current record places them 4th in the Western Central division and 7th in the Western conference.

Analyzing their performance against the puck line, Nashville has a 21-18 record. On the road they are 9-8 against the puck line, while their overall home performance is12-10. Games involving Nashville have an average of 6.3 goals per game this season. Their average over/under line is 6.2. In terms of their over/under performance, the Predators come in with a record of 17-17-5.

The Predators are 3-0 puck line in their three last road games and 2-1 straight-up.

For their offensive performance, the Predators come in averaging 3.1 goals per game this season, which is 15th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 13th in the league. The Predators went 10-8 in games where they had more shots than their opponents. However, in games with fewer shots on goal, their record was 10-9.

Nashville's leading scorer is Filip Forsberg. So far, he has 19 goals which is 16th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Forsberg has 24 assists this season.

In terms of defense, the Stars head into the game ranked 24th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 30.1 shots per game against Dallas. So far, they are 27th in shutouts, achieving 1 shutouts.

Goalie Juuse Saros gets the start and has made 31 starts this season. His record at this point is 16-14, and his save percentage is 0.9803921568627451%.

Can Dallas Grab a Win at Home?

Currently, the Stars hold an overall record of 22-11-5 for the season. On the road, Dallas has a 10-4-3 record, while they are 12-7-2 at their home venue. In the Western Central division, they are currently 3rd, and in the Western conference, they come into the game sitting 4th.

When it came to the puck line, Dallas have posted a 12-25 record. Their road performance against the puck line stands at 7-10, while they are 5-15 at home. For the season, the average number of goals per game in matchups featuring Dallas is 6.8. The season's average over/under line is currently at 6.1. The Stars come in with an over/under record of 24-13-0.

When looking at their past three home matchups, Dallas has an puck line record of 0-3 while averaging 2 per game. The team went 1-2 overall in these games.

On offense, the Stars are averaging 3.6 goals per game which is 5th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 21st in the league. This season, the Stars have a 13-7 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 9-4 record.

Dallas' leading goal scorer is Joe Pavelski. So far this season, he has 15 goals, placing him 39th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Pavelski has 20 assists this season.

The Stars defense is currently 24th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 30.1 shots per game against Dallas. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 27th with 1 shutouts.

Goalie Scott Wedgewood comes into the game having made 16 starts this season. So far, his record is 11-3 and he has a save percentage of 0.6764705882352942%.