Monday NHL: Peterson picks Detroit Red Wings vs Dallas Stars, Chicago Blackhawks vs Nashville Predators
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Monday NHL: Peterson picks Detroit Red Wings vs Dallas Stars, Chicago Blackhawks vs Nashville Predators

Detroit Red Wings (+180) @ Dallas Stars (-220), 7:30 pm EDT; Chicago Blackhawks (+114) @ Nashville Predators (-137), 8 pm EDT.

Detroit Red Wings (+180) @ Dallas Stars (-220), 7:30 pm EDT

Both the Detroit Red Wings (16-24-6) and Dallas Stars (17-14-12) are sitting at the bottom of the Central Division with no hope of making the playoffs. With that said, both teams are starting to finally show signs of life. Detroit has recent victories over top-tier teams like the Carolina Hurricanes and Dallas has recent victories over the Florida Panthers. Siding with either of these teams is too risky as inconsistency has been an issue for both, but investing in the total here might be worth looking into. Dallas is 2-8 to the over in their last ten games and Detroit is 3-7. The last two meetings between the Red Wings and Stars have gone under 5.5 total.

PICK: Under 5.5 (-125)

Chicago Blackhawks (+114) @ Nashville Predators (-137), 8 pm EDT

As the push to the playoffs is in full swing, both the Nashville Predators (24-21-1) and the Chicago Blackhawks (21-19-5) sit just outside of the top three in the Central division. Nashville is 6-4 in their last ten games and Chicago is 5-5. The Predators have won the last three meetings against the Blackhawks, two of them convincingly. Although this game should be too close for comfort, lean on Nashville to pull through in the end as they have demonstrated the ability to nullify Chicago on multiple occasions this season. Take the Moneyline here.

PICK: Nashville Predators Moneyline (-137)

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