Predators at Ducks Game 5 - 4/23/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Nashville Predators (43-29-14) at Anaheim Ducks (48-27-11)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 3:33 pm (Honda Center)
The Line: Anaheim Ducks -165 / Nashville Predators +145 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
The Nashville Predators and Anaheim Ducks meet Saturday for game five at the Honda Center.
The Nashville Predators hope for their third road win in this series after dropping both games at home. 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 two assists and James Neal has 16 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 11 goals on 104 shots faced. Rinne has given up nine goals in his last three games.
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The Anaheim Ducks hope to win their third straight game and take a nice 3-2 series lead. The Anaheim Ducks are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 23 percent of their power plays. Andrew Cogliano leads Anaheim with two goals, Chris Stewart has two assists and Ryan Getzlaf has 12 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 and Frederik Andersen has given up one goal on 58 shots. Andersen has given up one goal in his last three games.
The Predators are 2-6 in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest and 2-6 in their last 8 vs. a team with a winning record. The Ducks are 8-2 in their last 10 Conference Quarterfinals games and 1-4 in their last 5 home games. The Predators are 5-11 in the last 16 meetings.
The Ducks have been flexing their msucle recently and are playing like the team we saw during the regular season. Also, Andersen has been lights out at goalie as of late. So, while the road team has won every game this series, you have to like the home team to get the victory here.