Ducks at Predators Game 4 - 4/21/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Anaheim Ducks (47-27-11) at Nashville Predators (43-28-14)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Bridgestone Arena)
The Line: Nashville Predators -105 / Anaheim Ducks -105 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
The Anaheim Ducks and Nashville Predators play game four Thursday night at the Bridgestone Arena.
The Anaheim Ducks can tie this series back up with a victory before heading back to California. 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 10 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 zero goals on 27 shots. Andersen has given up three goals in his last three games.
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The Nashville Predators hope to regain control of this series by taking a 3-1 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 14 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 seven goals on 79 shots faced. Rinne has given up seven goals in his last three games.
The Ducks are 5-1 in their last 6 road games and 19-8 in their last 27 games following a win. The Predators are 2-5 in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 6-2 in their last 8 vs. Pacific. The Ducks are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Nashville.
The Ducks are the better team, have played great on the road recently and have had success over the years playing in Nashville. I like the Ducks to tie this series up, especially with them still being in a must-win spot as they can't afford to go down 1-3. This series should be even heading back to Cali.