Nashville Predators vs. St. Louis Blues - 11/10/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
St. Louis Blues (7-4-2) at Nashville Predators (4-5-3)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Bridgestone Arena)
The Line: Nashville Predators -118 / St. Louis Blues -105 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSMW, FSSM
The St. Louis Blues and Nashville Predators meet Thursday night in a NHL matchup at the Bridgestone Arena.
The St. Louis Blues could use a strong road victory after losing seven of their last 11 games. The Blues are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 16.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Vladimir Tarasenko leads St. Louis with five goals, Paul Stastny has five assists and David Perron has 29 shots on goal. Defensively, the St. Louis Blues are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 90.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Jake Allen has given up 23 goals on 238 shots faced and Carter Hutton has allowed seven goals on 94 shots. The St. Louis Blues have allowed two or less goals in five of their last seven games.
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The Nashville Predators also look for a bounce back victory after losing five of their last seven games. The Predators are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 26.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Craig Smith leads Nashville with five goals, Viktor Arvidsson has three assists and P.K. Subban has 30 shots on goal. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 76.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Pekka Rinne has given up 24 goals on 307 shots faced and Marek Mazanec has allowed seven goals on 36 shots. The Nashville Predators have lost all seven games this season when allowing more than two goals.
The Blues are 7-0 in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest and 1-6 in their last 7 Thursday games. The Predators are 1-6 in their last 7 vs. Western Conference and 7-2 in their last 9 home games. The Blues are 8-3 in the last 11 meetings in Nashville and 16-5 in the last 21 meetings overall.
The one place the Nashville Predators have success is on their home ice, and they're catching a St. Louis Blues team that played a physical overtime contest Wednesday against the Blackhawks. This is a game Nashville should be able to win given what St. Louis just went through. So, I'll take the rested team at home for the cheap price.