Nashville Predators vs. Arizona Coyotes - 12/1/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona Coyotes (13-9-1) at Nashville Predators (12-7-4)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Bridgestone Arena)
The Line: Nashville Predators -180 / Arizona Coyotes +162 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSAZ+, FSSM
The Arizona Coyotes and Nashville Predators square off Tuesday night at the Bridgestone Arena.
The Arizona Coyotes hope to keep the puck rolling after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Arizona Coyotes are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 14.9 percent of their power plays. Mikkel Boedker leads Arizona with nine goals, Martin Hanzal has 14 assists and Anthony Duclair has 30 shots on goal. Defensively, the Arizona Coyotes are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 81.1 percent of their power play chances. Anders Lindback has allowed 18 goals on 203 shots faced and Mike Smith has given up 45 goals on 494 shots. Smith has allowed five goals in his last three games. Zbynek Michalek and Shane Doan are questionable.
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The Nashville Predators need a win here after losing five of their last six games. The Nashville Predators are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 17.7 percent of their power plays. James Neal leads Nashville with nine goals, Roman Josi has 10 assists and Shea Weber has 57 shots on goal. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 77.8 percent of their power play chances. Pekka Rinne has allowed 45 goals on 505 shots faced and Carter Hutton has given up nine goals on 101 shots. Rinne has allowed 10 goals in his last three games. Carter Hutton is questionable with a lower-body injury.
The Coyotes are 6-1 in their last 7 vs. Western Conference and 1-9 in their last 10 games playing on 2 days rest. The Predators are 4-0 in their last 4 Tuesday games and 41-18 in their last 59 home games. The Coyotes are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Nashville and 0-5 in the last 5 meetings overall.
While the Predators are the desprate team and have had the Coyotes number recently, let's not act like Arizona isn't one of the hottest teams in the league right now. I'll gladly take the big plus money in this spot.