Canucks vs. Predators - 3/12/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Nashville Predators (34-21-13) at Vancouver Canucks (26-28-12)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 10:00 pm (Rogers Arena)
The Line: Vancouver Canucks +144 / Nashville Predators -160 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
The Nashville Predators and Vancouver Canucks meet Saturday night at the Rogers Arena.
The Nashville Predators look for another win after winning 10 of their last 16 games. The Nashville Predators are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 19.5 percent of their power plays. Filip Forsberg leads Nashville with 28 goals, James Neal has 18 assists and Craig Smith has 171 shots on goal. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing on 79.5 percent of their power play chances. Pekka Rinne has allowed 134 goals on 1,483 shots faced and Carter Hutton has given up 27 goals on 342 shots. Rinne has allowed nine goals in his last three games.
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The Vancouver Canucks could use a win after losing eight of their last 12 games. The Vancouver Canucks are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 17.8 percent of their power plays. Daniel Sedin leads Vancouver with 25 goals, Jannik Hansen has 13 assists and Sven Baertschi has 88 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vancouver Canucks are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 81 percent of their power play chances. Ryan Miller has allowed 114 goals on 1,331 shots faced and Jacob Markstrom has given up 58 goals on 707 shots. Miller has allowed 10 goals in his last three games.
The Predators are 6-1 in their last 7 road games and 8-3 in their last 11 vs. a team with a losing record. The Canucks are 7-16 in their last 23 vs. Western Conference and 1-4 in their last 5 Saturday games. The road team is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.
The Nashville Predators are in far better form than the Canucks right now, and it also helps that the road team has won six of the last eight meetings between these two teams. Have to look for Nashville to get its seventh road win in eight tries.