Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Predators vs Blues Odds
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(7-6-3) Nashville Predators vs. St. Louis Blues (9-6-3)
Date: Saturday, November 19th
Time: 8:00 PM (EST)
Venue: Scottrade Center, St. Louis, MO.
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Blues -123
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: OFF
NHL Betting Total: 5
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Central Division NHL hockey will be live and center stage on Saturday night at the Scottrade Center when the Nashville Predators head to St. Louis to faceoff against the Blues.
The Predators beat up on the Ottawa Senators 5-1 on Thursday night while the Blues were able to come out on top against the Los Angeles Sharks 3-2 their last time on the ice.
Nashville received two goals from Calle Jarnkrok when they took down St. Louis 3-1 in their previous meeting just last month
The Predators have now won four of their previous five, including a 5-1 beatdown of the Senators on Thursday.
After getting off to a slow start this season, James Neal has been the main attraction for Nashville scoring seven goals in the previous six games.
P.K. Subban has able to put an end to three game skid without a point by dishing out two assists, giving him a plus two rating,
Nashville has been able to pick up the pace when it comes to putting the puck in the net and are now scoring an average of 2.9 goals per game, currently good for 10th in the NHL.
Pekka Rinne is expected to be the man between the pipes on Saturday with a 2.04 GAA and a .933 save percentage.
The Predators have been right around average on the defensive end of the ice and are giving up 2.6 goals per game.
St. Louis Blues
The St. Louis Blues were able to take their second game in a row on Thursday night, coming out on top 3-2 against the Los Angeles Kings.
Jaden Schwartz led the way for the Blues with two goal and has now lit up the lantern five times in the previous six games.
St. Louis continued to dominate on the penalty kill, preventing a goals each of the six times they were forced to skate a man down.
They now have a penalty kill of 89.7 percent for the season.
The Blues have struggled coming up with goals this season and are only averaging 2.4 a night which is good for 21st in the league. Jake Allen will be in the net for St. Louis with a 2.45 GAA and a .904 save percentage to go along with a 7-3-3 record.
The Blues are 17th in the NHL on the defensive end of the ice, giving up an average of 2.7 goals per to their opponents.
NHL Hockey Handicapping Trends
- Nashville is 4-1 throughout their previous 5 games.
- Nashville is 4-0 in their previous 4 when their opponents give up less than two in last game.
Free Nashville Predators vs. St. Louis Blues NHL Hockey Prediction
Everyone expected the Nashville Predators to be a tough team this season and they finally playing like one. They have been able to win 4 of their previous 5 while scoring a total of 18 through the stretch.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Nashville -121
The Predators have been able to get it together on the defensive end of the ice, especially with Rinne between the pipes. He has only given up a total of three games throughout his last four games.
When you add in the struggles the Blues have had when it comes to scoring, I like Nashville as the underdog in this one.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Nashville 4, St. Louis 1
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