Nashville Predators vs. New York Rangers - 12/28/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Rangers (20-12-4) at Nashville Predators (17-12-6)
NHL Hockey: Monday, December 28, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Bridgestone Arena)
The Line: Nashville Predators -125 / New York Rangers +115 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
The New York Rangers and Nashville Predators square off Monday at the Bridgestone Arena.
The New York Rangers need a big road victory after losing six of their last eight games. The New York Rangers are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 21.6 percent of their power plays. Mats Zuccarello leads New York with 15 goals, Derick Brassard has 15 assists and Rick Nash has 101 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Rangers are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 82.4 percent of their power play chances. Henrik Lundqvist has allowed 68 goals on 895 shots faced and Antti Raanta has given up 16 goals on 197 shots. Lundqvist has allowed 11 goals in his last three games.
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The Nashville Predators also look for a nice win after winning six of their last 10 games. The Nashville Predators are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 20.3 percent of their power plays. James Neal leads Nashville with 13 goals, Roman Josi has 17 assists and Shea Weber has 86 shots on goal. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 75.7 percent of their power play chances. Pekka Rinne has allowed 71 goals on 791 shots faced and Carter Hutton has given up 11 goals on 118 shots. Rinne has allowed six goals in his last three games.
The Rangers are 9-3 in their last 12 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 0-7 in their last 7 road games. The Predators are 45-22 in their last 67 home games and 3-8 in their last 11 vs. Eastern Conference. The Rangers are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Nashville and 5-2 in the last 7 meetings overall.
The Rangers used to be a great road team, but that's not the case as of late. The Predators continue to play solid hockey at home and should be the pick with the fairly low price.