Canucks vs. Predators - 1/26/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Nashville Predators (22-18-8) at Vancouver Canucks (20-18-11)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 10:00 pm (Rogers Arena)
The Line: Vancouver Canucks +105 / Nashville Predators -116 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSSM, RSNP
The Nashville Predators and Vancouver Canucks meet Tuesday night at the Rogers Arena.
The Nashville Predators look for some consistency after splitting their last six games. The Nashville Predators are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 20.6 percent of their power plays. James Neal leads Nashville with 17 goals, Roman Josi has 24 assists and Filip Forsberg has 143 shots on goal. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 78.2 percent of their power play chances. Pekka Rinne has allowed 100 goals on 1,047 shots faced and Carter Hutton has given up 18 goals on 200 shots. Rinne has allowed five goals in his last three games.
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The Vancouver Canucks also need a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Vancouver Canucks are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 17 percent of their power plays. Daniel Sedin leads Vancouver with 21 goals, Henrik Sedin has 28 assists and Radim Vrbata has 162 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vancouver Canucks are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 80.1 percent of their power play chances. Ryan Miller has allowed 87 goals on 1,001 shots faced and Jacob Markstrom has given up 40 goals on 518 shots. Miller has allowed eight goals in his last three games.
The Predators are 0-5 in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest and 3-8 in their last 11 road games. The Canucks are 0-4 in their last 4 games playing on 2 days rest and 2-8 in their last 10 vs. Western Conference. The road team is 13-5 in the last 18 meetings.
Vancouver can't beat teams from the West and Nashville can't win on the road. However, the road team has won 13 of the last 18 meetings between these two teams. That has to count for something, right? I'll side with the Predators here.