Nashville Predators vs. Pittsburgh Penguins - 10/24/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Pittsburgh Penguins (3-3-0) at Nashville Predators (6-1-0)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Bridgestone Arena)
The Line: Nashville Predators -138 / Pittsburgh Penguins +125 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT, FSSM
The Pittsburgh Penguins and Nashville Predators meet Saturday night at the Bridgestone Arena.
The Pittsburgh Penguins look for a big road victory to get back to a .500 record. The Pittsburgh Penguins are averaging 1.6 goals per game and are scoring on eight percent of their power play chances. Evgeni Malkin leads Pittsburgh with three goals, Kris Letang has three assists and Phil Kessel has 24 shots on goal. Defensively, the Pittsburgh Penguins are allowing 2.1 goals per game and are killing 82.6 percent of their power play chances. Marc-Andre Fleury has given up 15 goals on 198 shots faced. Fleury has allowed two or less goals in five of his last eight regular season outings.
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The Nashville Predators look to build on their impressive 6-1 start to the season. The Nashville Predators are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 21.7 percent of their power plays. James Neal leads Nashville with five goals, Filip Forsberg has four assists and Craig Smith has 20 shots on goal. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing two goals per game and are killing 85.7 percent of their power play chances. Pekka Rinne has allowed 11 goals on 165 shots faced and Carter Hutton has given up three goals on 41 shots. Rinne has allowed three or more goals in six of his last 10 regular season outings.
The Penguins are 5-2 in their last 7 Saturday games and 2-10 in their last 12 vs. a team with a winning record. The Predators are 8-1 in their last 9 vs. Eastern Conference and 38-14 in their last 52 home games. The Penguins are 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
While the Pittsburgh Penguins are starting to get back on track with wins in three of their last four games, the Nashville Predators have caught fire out of the gate and have been tough to beat at home. Hard to bet against the Predators until they start to show signs of cooling off.