Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Ducks vs Predators Odds
Weekly NHL betting sees the Anaheim Ducks taking on the Nashville Predators Thursday October 22nd at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all NHL Hockey season long so stay tuned for more FREE NHL hockey predictions.
Anaheim Ducks (1-3-1) vs. Nashville Predators (5-1-0)
Date: Thursday, October 22nd
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Venue: Bridgestone Arena
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Nashville -130
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Not posted at press time.
NHL Betting Total: 5
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The Anaheim Ducks will look for their second win of the season against the Nashville Predators who are one of the NHL’s best teams at home.
This one features two of the best goalies in the Western Conference, but one team has shown the ability to score much more than the other.
The Ducks have gotten off to a disastrous start this season.
We are only 5 games into the Ducks’ season and they’ve already been shut out 3 times. Anaheim is having a brutal time scoring, though the team managed to score 4 goals against Minnesota on Sunday in their first win of the season.
Anaheim is hoping to bounce back offensively against Nashville, but it won’t be an easy task by any means.
The Ducks are dead last in the NHL in goals and shooting percentage, and now they’ll have to face goaltender Pekka Rinne who has a goals against average of 1.98 and a save percentage of .927.
Anaheim goalie Frederik Andersen is going to have to stand on his head in this one if the Ducks have any chance of winning this game.
The Predators will be licking their chops in this matchup. Nashville is 3-0 at home this season and is averaging more than 4 goals per game in its last 4 games.
Forward James Neal is 2nd in the NHL in goals with 5, and the Predators are always in line for a win when Rinne is between the pipes at home.
Nashville has a goal differential of +6 this season, while Anaheim is -7.
Neal is coming off a 2-goal performance, including the game-winner against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday.
He’s been a difference-maker for the Predators so far, and it wouldn’t be surprising to see him score goal No. 6 against the Ducks.
NHL Hockey Handicapping Trends
The Over is 0-4-1 in Anaheim’s 5 games this season.
Predators are 5-0 as a favorite this season.
Ducks are 8-2 against the Predators in their last 10 matchups.
The Over is 7-2-1 the last 10 games between the Ducks and the Predators.
Ducks are 4-1 in their last 5 games against the Predators.
Free NHL Hockey Prediction
The Predators have been dominant early on, while the Ducks are looking for just their 2nd win this season. Rinne is nearly automatic at home, and the Ducks will need to put more shots on goal if they have any chance at beating the Predators.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Nashville ML -130
This is great value for a game that could easily be over by the 1st period. Anaheim has been putrid so far, while Nashville looks like one of the best teams in the Western Conference.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Nashville 4- Anaheim 1
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