NHL action on Monday, January 20, 2014 features the Nashville Predators and the Dallas Stars from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. The game is slated for 8:00 PM ET. These two teams are separated by just one point in the Central Division of the Western Conference and are fighting for positioning as they meet in a key contest in the Music City. Tonight, we will bet on the host Predators to grab the win. 

Nashville Predators: Out to make a statement

A win on Monday night over the Stars would go quite a ways for the Predators as they attempt to move closer to a playoff spot this season. Nashville split the first two meetings with the Stars this season and have two more on the schedule after tonight’s contest. The home team has won the first two games of the season series, so the Predators have that going for them in this tilt. Both teams are struggling entering this game, with the Predators playing to a record of 3-4-3 in their last 10 games. At home, Nashville is 12-11-4 on the season.

Dallas Stars: Trying to find ways to win

Dallas is doing everything possible to win games right now, but nothing seems to be working for them. Coming into this divisional contest with the Predators, the Stars are 2-7-1 in their past 10 games. They have lost two consecutive games and have been outscored by 12 goals by their opponents this season. Dallas has a road record of 11-11-3 this year, so something has to give tonight when the puck hits the ice. 

As with all NHL games, excitement should be in the air even if the two teams playing have struggled of late. We head over to BetOnline.ag to find the betting odds for tonight’s contest between Nashville and Dallas. We will bet 10 percent of our bankroll on the Predators to win at -1.5 (+225).