Nashville Predators vs. Boston Bruins - 12/4/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Bruins (12-8-4) at Nashville Predators (16-7-3)
NHL Hockey: Monday, December 4, 2017 at 8:00 pm (Bridgestone Arena)
The Line: Nashville Predators -145 / Boston Bruins +131 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: NESN, FSSM, TSN
The Boston Bruins and Nashville Predators meet Monday in NHL action at the Bridgestone Arena.
The Boston Bruins look to keep the puck rolling after winning six of their last seven games. The Boston Bruins are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 18.2 percent of their power play opportunities. David Pastrnak leads Boston with 13 goals, Torey Krug has 10 assists and Brad Marchand has 41 shots on goal. Defensively, the Boston Bruins are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 84.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Tuukka Rask has given up 39 goals on 414 shots faced and Anton Khudobin has allowed 21 goals on 308 shots. The Boston Bruins have allowed three or less goals in six of their last seven games.
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The Nashville Predators look for another victory after winning 10 of their last 13 games. The Nashville Predators are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 26.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Filip Forsberg leads Nashville with 13 goals, P.K. Subban has 14 assists and Viktor Arvidsson has 83 shots on goal. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 83.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Pekka Rinne has given up 50 goals on 677 shots faced and Juuse Saros has allowed 19 goals on 146 shots. The Nashville Predators have allowed three or less goals in six of their last eight games.
The Bruins are 4-0 in their last 4 road games, 4-13 in their last 17 games playing on 1 days rest and 6-1 in their last 7 overall. The Predators are 47-22 in their last 69 home games, 6-2 in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest and 11-3 in their last 14 overall. The Bruins are 1-6 in the last 7 meetings in Nashville, the home team is 16-5 in the last 21 meetings and the under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
Both teams are playing great hockey right now and riding solid winning stretches, but the Nashville Predators do have the edge here considering they're at home, a place they don't lose much and are really tough to bet against. The home team has also dominated this series, which includes wins in seven of the last eight meetings. I have to side with the Predators due to the home ice advantage.