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(27-12-4) Washington Capitals vs. Nashville Predators (27-16-3)
Date: Tuesday, January 15th
Time: 8 PM
Venue: Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TN
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Predators -159
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On paper Tuesday night’s game between the Capitals and Predators could be a possible Stanley Cup preview. Washington is in 2nd place in the Eastern Conference while Nashville has slipped a bit, falling to 5th in the West. The Predators look to be around awhile come Spring however and they want to see how they match up in this one.
Washington hasn’t had a lot of success against the Predators, losing 5 straight head-to-head matchups. That includes dropping 5 of 6 at Bridgestone Arena. The Caps have won 3 of 4 and are one of the league’s better road teams with a 14-6-2 away record. Nashville’s perceived home ice advantage is going to be put to the test.
Washington has scored 2 goals or less in 3 of 6 which means goaltender Braden Holtby best be on his toes Tuesday. Holtby has a 6-3 record over his last 9 decisions, allowing 2 goals or less in 6 of those games. The Predators offense is a top dozen team however.
The Predators are battling fatigue even as they head back to their home ice. Nashville has played the last 6 games on the road and has just a night off before hosting Washington. The good thing is that the Preds offense is clicking, scoring 3+ goals 9 straight games.
Nashville boasts the league’s #1 defense in goals allowed largely in part because they allow the 5th fewest SOG in the NHL. Pekka Rinne takes the net for this showdown but he’s just 3-5-2 over his last 10.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Capitals are 10-4 the last 14 vs. a team with a winning record
- Predators are 63-29 their last 92 home games
- Capitals are 0-5 the last five H2H meetings
- Capitals are 1-5 the last six meetings in Nashville
Free Washington Capitals vs. Nashville Predators NHL Prediction:
Can the Capitals finally solve their demons playing in Nashville? The Caps are on game two of a B2B while the Predators may still be trying to find their legs after being on the road since New Year’s Day. Fatigue is going to play a factor for both teams in a sloppy contest.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Washington +132
Washington being fresh gives them the edge. Both goaltenders play well, giving the ‘under’ a nod as well.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Washington 3 – Nashville 2
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