Thursday, December 31, 2015
American Airlines Center
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The Nashville Predators travel to American Airlines Center to play the Dallas Stars on Thursday, December 31, 2015. The opening line for this game has the Predators at +138 and the Stars at -153. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
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Nashville comes into this matchup having played 37 games. They have an overall record of 18-12-7 and on the road they have a record of 6-7-4. Currently they are 5th in the Central Division. They've scored 100 goals and given up 96 goals for a point differential of +4. Dallas shows up with a record of 27-8-3 including 15-4-0 at home this season. They are 1st in the Central Division. They've scored 132 goals and surrendered 97 for a goal differential of +35.
Shea Weber has accumulated 26 total points this season for the Predators. He has 11 goals this season with 89 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 15 assists on the season and averages 24 minutes played per game. Filip Forsberg has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 9% by scoring 10 goals on 108 shots. He has 15 assists giving him a total of 25 points on the season. Pekka Rinne has 15 wins and 10 losses this season in net for the Predators. He has had 820 shots against him and has given up 74 goals. He has made 746 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Tyler Seguin has accumulated 48 total points this season for the Stars. He has 21 goals this season with 151 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 27 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Jamie Benn has averaged 20 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 21% by scoring 23 goals on 112 shots. He has 27 assists giving him a total of 50 points on the season. Antti Niemi has 15 wins and 6 losses this season in net for the Stars. He has had 646 shots against him and has given up 54 goals. He has made 592 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Predators have 43 total points this season. They have scored 98 goals while giving up 95 goals. They have had 123 power play opportunities and have scored 26 goals on those chances for a percentage of 21%. The Predators have allowed 111 power play opportunities and given up 26 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 77%. They average 31 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.50% for the season to this point. They allow 27 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 90%.
The Stars have a total of 57 points on the season. They have 29 power play goals on 123 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 24%. They have allowed 109 power play opportunities and have given up 21 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. As a team, the Predators have a total of 131 goals scored while they've given up 95 goals to this point. They average 32 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 10.62%. As a team they give up 29 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
Nashville Predators Betting Trends
The Nashville Predators are 16-19 straight up
The Nashville Predators are 14-16-7 against the over/under
Dallas Stars Betting Trends
The Dallas Stars are 26-11 straight up
The Dallas Stars are 19-19-0 against the over/under
Nashville Predators Injuries
11/28/15 LW Gabriel Bourque Upper Body out indefinitely
Dallas Stars Injuries
12/29/15 RW Ales Hemsky Lower Body injured last game, "?" Thursday vs Nashville
10/05/15 RW Brett Ritchie Wrist out indefinitely
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