St. Louis Blues vs. Nashville Predators - 12/29/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Nashville Predators (17-12-6) at St. Louis Blues (22-12-4)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Scottrade Center)
The Line: St. Louis Blues / Nashville Predators --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Nashville Predators and St. Louis Blues meet Tuesday night at the Scottrade Center.
The Nashville Predators look for another nice road win after splitting their last 10 games. The Nashville Predators are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 20.3 percent of their power plays. James Neal leads Nashville with 13 goals, Roman Josi has 17 assists and Shea Weber has 86 shots on goal. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 75.7 percent of their power play chances. Pekka Rinne has allowed 71 goals on 791 shots faced and Carter Hutton has given up 11 goals on 118 shots. Rinne has allowed six goals in his last three games.
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The St. Louis Blues look to keep rolling after winning six of their last nine games. The St. Louis Blues are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 21 percent of their power plays. Vladimir Tarasenko leads St. Louis with 22 goals, Alexander Steen has 21 assists and David Backes has 73 shots on goal. Defensively, the St. Louis Blues are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 86.1 percent of their power play chances. Jake Allen has allowed 55 goals on 758 shots faced and Brian Elliott has given up 27 goals on 323 shots. Allen has allowed six goals in his last three games.
The Predators are 7-20 in their last 27 games playing on 0 days rest and 5-2 in their last 7 Tuesday games. The Blues are 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 35-17 in their last 52 vs. Western Conference. The Predators are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in St. Louis and 4-14 in the last 18 meetings overall.
The Blues are playing some solid hockey right now and have flat out owned the West. Add in the fact the Predators are coming off a game Monday and have really struggled against St. Louis, I like the home team here.