Dallas Start To Continue Cashing Tickets Tonight

Dana Lane

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 4:59 PM UTC

Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 4:59 PM UTC

The Dallas Stars try to extend their winning streak to seven games when they take on the Nashville Predators who are playing 10 of their next 14 on the road. Puck drops at 8:30 ET / 5:30 PT from the American Airlines Center

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Free NHL Picks: Dallas Stars -140Best Line Offered: at Bookmaker

We failed to extend our winning streak to four games last night as the Philadelphia Flyers decided to finally end their 10 game losing streak in Calgary. No problem, we just do what we always do and that’s start a new streak. I think we’ll take three out of four winners all day long.

Tonight, we stay with the Dallas Stars who cashed a nice winner on the TOTAL against Colorado on Sunday. According to the SBR odds page, public bettors are also on Dallas but professional money has pushed this number to -140 from -145. It even reached -135 but quickly bet back up. My recommendation is to get on this now in case there is more buyback.

I know it may be low to some but I have the Dallas Stars at number nine in my power rankings with the Nashville Predators coming in at 15. Before I get angry tweets, remember, this is a ranking based on who I can feel comfortable wagering on. The Nashville Predators are as unpredictable as any team in the league which is why they are smack dab in the middle of the rankings. They don’t get enough pucks to the net on a consistent basis to allow me to feel comfortable backing them with my money.

For the Stars, perhaps they’re finally filling their perceived preseason destiny. This is a team that fired Lindy Ruff and hired Ken Hitchcock, then hired Rick Wilson and Stu Barnes to be assistant coaches. They finally addressed their goaltending issues by acquiring Ben Bishop last May, then signed Alexander Radulov and re-signed Radek Faksa. Every one of those moves has paid dividends.

Even though the Stars are one of the hottest teams in the league they still only occupy the first wild-card spot. They sit behind Winnipeg, St. Louis, and Nashville in the toughest division in hockey. They trail Nashville by just four points so I’m counting on a little extra motivation from Hitchcock’s team at home knowing they can’t let teams ahead of them get too big of a cushion.

According to Hitchcock, the team is “playing the right way; we’re not gambling on 50/50 situations, we’re playing smart”. That’s the kind of quotes I like from a coach I’m going to bet on. Just like I tell clients, slow and steady grows bankrolls, be in control of your money. I think “Hitch” is in control of his team and they believe in his system. They’re playing with trust in each other knowing they’re good enough to beat anyone on any rink. That’s a powerful mindset especially against a Nashville team that I think is still looking for an identity.

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