NHL Playoffs Betting Preview: Dallas Stars vs. Nashville Predators – Monday, April 22, 2019
Matchup at a Glance
Where: American Airline Center in Dallas, Texas
When: Monday April 22nd at 8:30 PM ET
Money Line: Dallas -125
BookMaker has the Dallas Stars listed as -125 money line favorites over the Nashville Predators. The Dallas Stars enter this game with a record of 46-33-8 and have won three of the last four games including games four and five of this series.
The Nashville Predators enter this game with a record of 49-32-6 and have lost three of their last five games and are in danger of being eliminated with a loss on Monday. Let’s take a closer look at these two teams and we’ll start with the underdog Nashville Predators.
The Predators are 49-32-6 overall and 23-16-4 on the road. The Nashville Predators find themselves down 2-3 in the series and have to win the last two games of the series of they will be eliminated from the playoffs. Nashville is 49-32-6 overall, 23-16-4 on the road and 8-6 as an underdog.
Roman Josi leads the team in points with 4. Ryan Ellis leads the team in assists with 3. Rocco Grimaldi leads the team in goals with 3. Pekka Rinne is 2-3 with a .883 save % and is allowing 3.56 goals per game in the playoffs.
Nashville is averaging 2.89 goals per game which ranks 19th in the NHL. They are averaging 32.74 shots per game which ranks 11th in the NHL. They are averaging 0.39 power play goals per game which ranks 30th in the NHL. They are averaging 3.06 power play chances per game which is tied for 8th in the NHL.
The Predators are allowing 2.64 goals per game which ranks 4th in the NHL.
The Stars are 46-33-8 overall and 25-15-3 at home. The Dallas Stars are one win away from advancing to the next round of the playoffs and get game six at home. Dallas is 46-33-8 overall, 25-15-3 at home and 30-20-3 as a favorite this season.
Jamie Benn leads the team in points with 6. Jamie Benn and John Klingberg are tied for the team lead in assists with 5 apiece. Alexander Radulov leads the team in goals with 4. Ben Bishop is 3-2 with a .935 save % and is allowing 2.18 goals per game in the playoffs.
Dallas is averaging 2.60 goals per game which ranks 27th in the NHL. They are averaging 30.66 shots per game which ranks 21st in the NHL. They are averaging 0.56 power play goals per game which is tied for 14th in the NHL. They are averaging 2.70 power-play chances per game which is tied for 25th in the NHL.
The Stars are allowing 2.45 goals per game which ranks 2nd in the NHL.
Dallas gets the win to advance
Dallas may be one of the lowest scoring teams in the NHL, but they have one of the best goaltenders in the league and that alone will help them make a deep run in the playoffs. Nashville is 5-5 in their last ten match-ups with Dallas while the Stars are outscoring the Predators by an average of 3 to 2.5 in those games.
The Stars are 2-1 in their last three meetings with the Predators while outscoring Nashville by an average of 4 to 2.33 in those contests. I look for that trend to continue with a Dallas win at home against Nashville to advance to the next round of the playoffs. Make sure to bet this match-up on BookMaker.