Stars vs. Predators Prediction
The Dallas Stars and the Nashville Predators are tied at 2-2 in their tightly contested Western Conference quarterfinals series. Will Nashville protect its home ice with a victory this afternoon?
Saturday, April 20, 2019
Bridgestone Arena at 3:08PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Predators are a -150 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Stars are a +130 underdog, while the over-under is set at 5 goals. As of Saturday morning, 60 percent of public bets are coming in on host Nashville. Check out our NHL Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Stars roll in Game 4
Dallas cruised to a 5-1 victory over Nashville at home in Game 4 Wednesday night to even the series at 2-2. A big first period got the Stars off and running, with Roope Hintz opening the scoring 3:42 in on a power play goal assisted by John Klingberg and Tyler Seguin. Alexander Radulov made it 2-0 just over a minute later with assists going to Esa Lindell and Justin Dowling. With 11:36 left in the first, Andrew Cogliano made it 3-0 on assists from Blake Comeau and Lindell. Mats Zuccarello added a power play goal with 6:15 in the first period off assists by Klingberg and Jason Spezza. Midway through the second period, Hintz pushed it to 5-0 off another assist from Klingberg. The Predators broke up the shutout with 11:49 left in the third period. Ben Bishop recorded 34 saves on 35 attempts in the winning effort.
Predators stumble out of gates
Nashville fell 5-1 at Dallas in Game 4 of the Western Conference quarterfinals Wednesday night as the season was evened at two games apiece. The Stars scored four goals in the first period and another in the second period to take a commanding 5-0 advantage through 40 minutes. Roman Josi put the Predators on the board in the third period off assists from Ryan Johansen and Ryan Ellis. Pekka Rinne started in goal but was yanked after surrendering four goals on the first eight shots. Juuse Saros minded the net the rest of the way and allowed one additional goal on 21 shots.
NHL Betting Trends
The Stars are 5-0 in their last five road games against a team with a winning home record. The road team is 5-2 in the last seven meetings.
The favorite is 35-17 in the last 52 meetings. The Predators are 9-4 in the last 13 meetings.
Nashville was awful in the first period Wednesday night, but back at home should see a big bounceback effort from everyone especially Rinne. The Predators have high hopes for this postseason and they are the favorites in this contest for a reason. Take Nashville to shrug off the last performance and bounce back with a win.
NHL DAILY PREDICTION: NASHVILLE PREDATORS -150