Colorado Avalanche vs. Nashville Predators - 3/4/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Nashville Predators (41-14-9) at Colorado Avalanche (35-24-5)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 3:00 pm (Pepsi Center)
The Line: Colorado Avalanche +118 / Nashville Predators -130 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: Altitude, FS-Tennessee
The Pepsi Center and the Colorado Avalanche host the Nashville Predators in an NHL tilt on Sunday.
The Nashville Predators have been busy solidifying their spot atop the Central with seven consecutive victories following a 4-3, OT win at Vancouver. The Canucks received scoring from Bo Horvat, Brandon Sutter and Daniel Sedin but Jacob Markstrom allowed four goals on 43 shots.
USA TODAY Sports
The balanced Nashville offense saw scoring from Mike Fisher, Kevin Fiala and Ryan Ellis in regulation with Calle Jarnkrok lighting the lamp 43 seconds in to overtime to secure the two points. Viktor Arvidsson gave the Predators a pair of assists and Juuse made 24 saves to keep the team hot.
The Colorado Avalanche have enjoyed an uptick in their play with three consecutive victories. Colorado has outscored the opposition 15-4 in this stretch that was capped off by a 7-1 win versus Minnesota on Friday where Mikko Koivu scoring for the Wild. Devan Dubnyk absorbed the loss with five goals allowed on 17 shots with Alex Stalock stopping 7-9 shots in relief.
The explosive Avalanche received a pair of tallies from Nathan MacKinnon with Gabriel Landeskog, Tyson Barrie, Carl Soderberg, Mikko Rantanen and Matt Nieto also reaching the scoring column. Mikko Rantanen and Nathan MacKinnon posted three helpers apiece and Semyon Varlamov made 31 stops for Colorado.
Over is 3-0-1 in Predators last 4 games playing on 1 days rest and Predators are 4-0 in their last 4 in the third game of a 3-in-4 situation and over is 4-0 in Predators last 4 when their opponent scores 5 goals or more in their previous game. Over is 6-0-1 in Avalanche last 7 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game and over is 5-0-1 in Avalanche last 6 Sunday games and under is 7-1-1 in Avalanche last 9 after scoring 5 goals or more in their previous game. Predators are 8-0 in the last 8 meetings and Predators are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Colorado and over is 9-2 in the last 11 meetings.
These teams have been racking up the goals so I’m looking at the over pending goalies…