Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Predators vs Ducks Odds
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(2-2-0) Nashville Predators vs. Anaheim Ducks (2-2-0)
Date: Saturday, April 23rd, 2016
Venue: Honda Center, Anaheim, California
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Ducks -136
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: OFF
NHL Betting Total: 5
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This against the stats series heads back to orange county Saturday in what should be the defining game of the series.
Both teams had exquisite home records, but neither has been able to use home ice as an advantage.
Will the luck of the road team continue Saturday in game 5?
Lacklustre. Simply put, the play of Nashville at home can be described in one word.
The Preds came to Bridgestone with the ducks up against the wall and instead of capitalizing, they sat back and attempted to play a style of play they can’t win against.
The wins in game 1-2 came on the heels of playing aggressive hockey and making Anaheim pay for their mistakes, but upon coming home, they decided to play a laid back ‘make them win’ style.
It’s completely backfired with the offence rendered obsolete and the usually stout defence looking very porous. Even the strong play of Rinne has been below his standard and all that equals trouble.
The series is far from over but even a 1st period like we saw in the previous 2 games could bring the Preds season to a very worrisome place.
Forsberg has been silent and needs to step up play and lead his squad, likewise, Weber needs to take control of the blue line and hold the gate.
What changed so quickly for the Ducks? I’m going to sound like a broken record but… Anderson!
The team is playing inspired hockey behind their net minder and his confidence has infected the rest of the dressing room.
As predicted before game 4, the mentality of the Preds defensively matchups Gabe room for the line of McGinn and Stewart to excel.
While Getzlaf ate up minutes against the top defensively pairing, the rest of the ducks squad enjoyed more open ice and were able to make plays.
Anderson again played the game to perfection and I really don’t see him giving up any easy ones here.
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- Over is 3-1-4 in NAS last 8 road games.
- ANA are 29-11 in their last 40 Sat. games.
- ANA are 36-17 in their last 53 overall.
- Over is 17-5-7 in the last 29 meetings.
- NAS are 5-11 in the last 16 meetings.
Free Nashville Predators vs. Anaheim Ducks NHL Hockey Prediction
For now the overs are dead in this series and the under offers little value at 5. We’re looking at under or pushes the rest of the way.
Defense will be on Anaheim’s mind as they want to break the home ice jinx that has plagued this series so far.
Nashville is now the team up against the ropes with Anahiem having all the momentum and having outscored the Preds 7-1 in their wins.
The Nashville offence is dead, and bringing it back to life would require some intervention from Dr Frankenstein.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Anaheim ML
I hate juice, chalk whatever you want to ca it but anyone knows that the only play here is Anaheim or no play.
With stingy defense even the PL play is a risky one and the beat option still lies on the hot team on ML. As always we’ve seen little OT play in this year’s Playoffs to date so if your book offers it up, the regulation marker is always a viable play for better odds.
This game remains close and an empty net goal might take the under to a push or over so stay away from the total Saturday.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Ducks 3-1
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