On Wednesday night TNT will deliver a virtual playoff game in the middle of the long regular season. The Dallas Stars have always relied on defense to contend for the Stanley Cup Playoffs. But the Stars’ lack of goal-scoring frustrates gamblers and jeopardizes their 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs. As usual, Tyler Seguin and Jami Been have not lived up to the billing with the NHL odds. But just as problematic is that the Stars are not as rock-ribbed on the back end for this current 2021-22 campaign. And that had better change fast for Dallas to make the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs. On the other hand, the Nashville Predators are in a solid playoff position. The Predators remain traditionally strong defensively and are getting more goal scoring than in the past.
The Dallas Stars will host the Nashville Predators at American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. This game will take place on Wednesday, February 9, 2022, at 8 p.m. ET with television coverage on TNT.
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For this Wednesday night TNT matchup, the Predators will get much support from casual gamblers. Nashville will get a higher price than normal on the road against a struggling opponent. The Predators have won over squares for their unexpected consistency and complete game. By contrast, the Stars will get a better price at home against the impressive Predators brand. Casual money continues to avoid the Stars based on their inconsistent play. Wise Guys are ready to take full advantage.
Nashville has won four of their most recent five games in recent action. The Predators went over the total in three of those five tilts. As a result, Nashville brings a record of 28-14-4 with 26-20 over the total. Overall, the Preds have NHL rankings of 14th for goal scoring, 9th for power play, 9th for goals allowed, and 11th for penalty killing. Defenseman Roman Josi leads the Predators with 13 goals, 31 assists, and a +7.
On the whole, Nashville is 4-5 in their previous nine away games. The Predators are 7-2 over the total on the road. Nashville is 5-3 on the road against Central Division rivals. And then the Preds are 7-2 over the total in Central Division road tilts.
Late on, Dallas has won five of its latest seven games. In just two of their last five matchups, the Stars went over the total. As a result, Dallas now stands at 23-18-2 with 18-24 under the total. Dallas has NHL rankings of 17th for goal scoring, 5th for power play, 20th for goals allowed, and 25th for penalty killing. Joe Pavelski leads the Stars with 19 goals, 29 assists, and a +15. Indeed, the veteran All-Star remains an asset at age 37.
The Stars are 6-4 in their most recent ten home ice tilts in recent matchups. Dallas is 7-2 over the total on home ice. Further, Dallas is 5-3 at home against Central Division rivals. And then the Stars are 2-4 under the total when hosting Central Division teams.
Nashville vs. Dallas Predictions
Head-to-head, Nashville is 6-1 in their most recent five games against Dallas. The Stars and Preds are 1-2-2 under the total in their last five meetings. Nashville is 4-2 in their most recent six games at Dallas. Also, the Preds and Stars are 4-1 over the total at Dallas
Despite their inconsistency, the Stars will get a price break. Cause by the Stars facing a strong road opponent. Dallas was in good form before the All-Star break. As mentioned earlier, Dallas is a reliable home value. Because of public perception, the Predators will carry a higher price than normal. That means Dallas gets a bargain home ice price.
BookMaker Pick: Dallas Stars
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