Ducks at Predators Game 3 - 4/19/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Anaheim Ducks (46-26-11) at Nashville Predators (42-27-14)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 9:30 pm (Bridgestone Arena)
The Line: Nashville Predators / Anaheim Ducks --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Anaheim Ducks and Nashville Predators play game three Tuesday night at the Bridgestone Arena.
The Anaheim Ducks are in a must-win situation after dropping both games back at the Honda Center. The Anaheim Ducks are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 23 percent of their power plays. Ryan Kesler leads Anaheim with one goal, Andrew Cogliano has two assists and Ryan Getzlaf has nine shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 87.2 percent of their power play chances. John Gibson has allowed six goals on 60 shots faced. Gibson has given up nine goals in his last three games.
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The Nashville Predators can all but end the series with a victory here with an already 2-0 lead. The Nashville Predators are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 19.7 percent of their power plays. Shea Weber leads Nashville with one goal, Colin Wilson has one assist and James Neal has 11 shots on goal. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 81.2 percent of their power play chances. Pekka Rinne has allowed four goals on 58 shots faced. Rinne has given up six goals in his last three games.
The Ducks are 4-1 in their last 5 road games and 11-5 in their last 16 vs. a team with a winning record. The Predators are 6-2 in their last 8 home games and 6-1 in their last 7 vs. Pacific. The Ducks are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings and the over is 17-4-6 in the last 27 meetings.
I have a hard time believing that the Ducks are going to go out like this. The Ducks were one of the more consistent teams in hockey this season and have proven themselves on the road. This is a must-win spot for Anaheim after dropping both games at home. I'm going to side with the Ducks to get the bounce back victory.