Avalanche vs. Predators - 4/7/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Nashville Predators (47-22-10) at Colorado Avalanche (36-31-12)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Pepsi Center)
The Line: Colorado Avalanche +125 / Nashville Predators -138 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: TSOH, ALT
The Nashville Predators and Colorado Avalanche play Tuesday night at the Pepsi Center.
The Nashville Predators look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Predators are averaging 2.8 goals and have scored nine goals in their last three games. The Nashville Predators have two power play goals in their last five games and have won four of their last six when scoring at least three goals. Filip Forsberg leads Nashville with 24 goals, Craig Smith has 19 assists and Colin Wilson has 165 shots on goal. Defensively, the Predators are allowing 2.4 goals and haven’t allowed a power play goal in six of their last eight games. Pekka Rinne has allowed 134 goals on 1,758 shots faced and Carter Hutton has given up 41 goals on 426 shots.
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The Colorado Avalanche look for a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Avalanche are averaging 2.6 goals and have scored six goals in their last three games. The Colorado Avalanche have two power play goals in their last four games and have won three straight when scoring at least three goals. Jarome Iginla leads Colorado with 26 goals, Gabriel Landeskog has 34 assists and Alex Tanguay has 102 shots on goal. Defensively, the Avalanche are allowing 2.8 goals and haven’t allowed a power play goal in five straight games. Semyon Varlamov has allowed 137 goals on 1,719 shots faced and Reto Berra has given up 33 goals on 362 shots.
The Predators are 0-5 in their last 5 vs. Western Conference and 11-3 in their last 14 games playing on 2 days rest. The Avalanche are 2-6 in their last 8 vs. Western Conference and 5-2 in their last 7 games playing on 2 days rest. The Predators are 14-6 in the last 20 meetings.
The Predators are playing better hockey as of late and have won 14 of their last 20 meetings against the Avalanche. I'll take the road team and the reasonable chalk in this spot.