Dallas Stars vs Nashville Predators NHL Pick – March 8

The NHL is set up with another great slate of hockey throughout March 8. Eleven games are up on the board throughout Tuesday night. One of these games will be between the Dallas Stars and the Nashville Predators. These two teams have been strong this season and will look for a big win in this one. This game will drop the puck at around 8:00 PM Eastern time.

Dallas has earned a record of 32-20-3 so far this season, which has them sitting in fourth place of the Central division. The Stars have won four games in a row and seven of their last nine. Dallas is one point behind the third seeded Minnesota Wild. The Stars will look to earn a big win as they try to jump up in the standings.

The Predators have posted a record of 31-20-4 throughout this season, which has them in fifth place of the Central division. Nashville is one point out of the fourth seed and has a two point lead on the final wild card spot. The Predators are coming off a win in their last game, but have lost six of their last nine. Nashville will look for a fast start at home in this one.

These two teams have been solid throughout this season and will look for a big win as they meet up on Tuesday night. The Stars have been red hot as of late and will look to continue to move up the standings. Nashville will look to jump back into the top wild card spot with a win. If either team can come out fast, it could be enough for the win in this one.

Game Overview

The following odds are courtesy of BetOnline:

Teams Spread Money Line Total
Dallas Stars +1 ½ (-225) +113 Over 5 ½ (-115)
Nashville Predators -1 ½ (+195) -125 Under 5 ½ (+104)

 

Team Data Dallas Stars Nashville Predators
Overall Record 32-20-3 31-20-4
Away/ Home Record 12-13-2 15-10-0
Goals Per Game 2.95 3.13
Goals Per Game Away/ Home 2.44 2.92
Save Percentage .907 .912
Save Percentage Away/ Home .906 .920

Betting Trends

Dallas Stars

  • 3-0 in March
  • 6-4 on Tuesday nights
  • 13-9 against divisional opponents
  • 16-5 after a divisional game
  • 9-5 after a win by two goals or more
  • 14-8 after scoring four or more goals
  • 7-3 after winning three or more straight
  • 16-13 against team with a winning record

Nashville Predators

  • 1-1 in March
  • 10-3 on Tuesday nights
  • 9-4 when playing on two days rest
  • 11-6 against divisional opponents
  • 1-1 after earning a shutout
  • 11-5 after a win by two or more goals
  • 14-6 after scoring four goals or more
  • 13-14 against team with a winning record

These two teams have met up three times throughout this season. Tanner Jeannot had a goal and an assist in the first meeting as the Predators earned a 4-2 win on the road. Jason Robertson scored twice in the second game, while Roope Hintz had a goal and an assist as Dallas won 4-3. Juuse Saros stopped 27 of 28 shots in the third matchup as Nashville earned a 2-1 win in a shootout at home.

Special Teams

The Stars have been solid on the power play throughout this season. Dallas has scored on 40 of their 169 power play opportunities, which is a 23.7 percent success rate. The Stars have given up 34 power play goals on 161 penalties against, which is a 78.9 percent penalty kill. Dallas is 9th on the man advantage and 19th on the penalty kill.

Nashville has been solid on both sides of special teams this season. The Predators have capitalized on 41 of their 170 power play chances, which is a 24.1 percent power play. Nashville has killed off 154 of their opponents 193 power play attempts, which is a 79.8 percent kill rate. The Predators are 8th on the power play and 16th on the kill.

The Predators have a slight edge on both sides of special teams entering this one. Nashville will look to use their power play to their advantage entering this one. Dallas will look to get going on the power play early as well. If either team can get a power play goal or two in this one, it could be enough to lead their team to the win.

Goaltending Comparison

Jake Oettinger will likely get the start between the pipes for Dallas in this one. Oettinger has earned a record of 19-6-1 throughout his 26 starts on the season. He has posted a .922 save percentage and a GAA of 2.30 in those outings. Oettinger finished with 32 saves on 35 shots in his last start against the Minnesota Wild, which was enough for the win.

I expect Juuse Saros to get the nod in the crease for the Predators on Tuesday night. Saros has started in 46 games this season, going 26-17-3 in those games. He has put up a save percentage of .923 and a 2.44 GAA in his starts. Saros stopped all 20 shots he faced in his last start against the San Jose Sharks to lead Nashville to the win.

These two goalies have been strong throughout this season and will look to remain hot in this one. Oettinger has been the better goalie as of late, winning four of his last five. Saros has lost six of his last eight starts and will look to build off his last win. If either goalie can control the pace early, it could be enough to lead their team to the win.

Pick Overview

These two teams have been very competitive with each other the last few seasons and will look for a big win as this season series concludes. The Stars have been the hotter team as of late and will look to keep it going in this one. Nashville has won two of the three games on the season, but I think Dallas will tie it up as they look to remain hot.

BetOnline has the Predators listed as a -125 against the money line in this one. This implies that Nashville will win this game around 55.6 percent of the time. I think that this line should be closer to even with both teams close in the standings. If Dallas can come out hot in this one, I think they can pull off the upset on the road.

The Bet
Dallas Stars
+113
Andruw Burling / Author

Andruw Burling has been writing sports picks since 2017, covering mainly NHL and NBA content, but doing work in other sports as well. Andruw grew up in Las Vegas and has been around sports since a young age. He grew up a huge NHL and NBA fan and continues to use that knowledge in his content today.

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