Stars vs Predators Odds, Preview and Picks for Might 1st

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Central Division - Nashville Predators and Dallas Stars playoff odds

Nashville Predators goaltender Juuse Saros, left, celebrates with defenseman Mattias Ekholm after the Predators defeated the Chicago Blackhawks in an NHL hockey recreation in Chicago, Saturday, March 27, 2021. (AP Picture/Nam Y. Huh)

  • The Nashville Predators are dwelling favorites in opposition to the Dallas Stars for his or her Might 1st recreation that can be pivotal in figuring out the ultimate Central Division playoff spot
  • ESPN+ will broadcast the sport on Saturday at 8:00 pm ET
  • Listed here are the percentages, traces, picks, and evaluation for the sport

If the Dallas Stars defeat the Nashville Predators of their Might 1st , 2021, recreation at Nashville’s Bridgestone Area, the 2 groups can be tied for the fourth and closing playoff spot within the Central Division.

If the Predators win the sport in regulation, they’ll have a four-point lead with  4 video games remaining. The Stars may have 5 video games left after Saturday’s encounter.

The Predators are attractive dwelling favorites as a result of they’re 15-10-0 in Nashville this season and are 27-24 in opposition to the unfold this season.

Stars vs Predators Odds – Might 1st

Crew Moneyline Unfold Complete
Dallas Stars -108 +1.5 (-295) O 5 (-136)
Nashville Predators -108 -1.5 (+240) U 5 (+112)

Odds as of April 30 at DraftKings.

Stars Put the ‘D’ in Dallas

When the Dallas Stars are enjoying effectively, the ice seems to be like Dallas freeways at rush hour. Congestion. No room to maneuver. Visitors in every single place. The Stars are the NHL’s sixth-best defensive workforce as a result of they know the best way to stop opponents from flying up the highways.

Protection is why the Stars reached the Stanley Cup Closing final season and it’s why the Stars are within the hunt for a playoff spot within the Central Division this season.

The Stars are a median offensive workforce, however they’re extra dynamic offensively at present as a result of ahead Roope Hintz (14-24–38) has taken one other quantum leap in his growth, and California native Jason Robertson (15-25–40) has been a blinding rookie.

The Predators: Flawed However Decided

The Predators rank twenty first offensively (2.67 targets per recreation), seventeenth defensively (2.86 goals-against per recreation) and twenty fifth on the powerplay (17.9%).

In contrast to the opposite Central playoff contenders, they’ve given up extra targets than they’ve scored.

However over the previous month, their goaltending has been sharp, their defensively play has been constant and their scoring contact has been opportunistic. The consequence: a 16-6-1 document of their final 23 video games and a shot at making the playoffs.  The percentages are of their favor.

Seguin Anticipated to Play Quickly

The Stars aren’t saying precisely when Tyler Seguin will return to the lineup, however the anticipation is that he’ll play some video games earlier than the regular-season ends.  Final week, coach Rick Bowness stated hoped Seguin may play this week. Others have stated he’s “getting shut.”

Seguin, the workforce’s No. 1 middle, had offseason hip surgical procedure to restore a torn labrum and has not performed this season. The Stars’ Alexander Radulov can also be out, and gained’t be returning this season.

The Predators are enjoying with out their typical main scorer Filip Forsberg who has an higher physique damage.  He gained’t play in opposition to the Stars, however he’s now thought of day-to-day.  He has not performed since March 25.  Defenseman Dante Fabbro is predicted to return subsequent week, and Viktor Arvidsson is day-to-day.

Don’t Neglect What Stars Did Final Summer time

All you should do is to recollect final season’s NHL playoffs to discover a cause to imagine the Stars can earn this closing postseason berth. That is basically the identical workforce that shocked everybody to succeed in the Stanley Cup Closing final season.  Discovering sufficient factors to earn a playoff spot looks as if baby’s play as compared.

The Predators have crushed the Stars 4 instances in seven video games, however all of these wins got here in both additional time or a shootout. The opposite manner to have a look at is to say the Stars earned a degree in all seven video games they performed in opposition to Nashville this season. Their official document in opposition to Nashville is 3-0-4. The Stars have misplaced their final two video games, however  are 6-3-1 of their final 10. The Predators are 5-4-1.

Decide: Stars Moneyline (-108)

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