Nashville Predators vs. New Jersey Devils - 3/10/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New Jersey Devils (34-26-8) at Nashville Predators (44-14-9)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 8:00 pm (Bridgestone Arena)
The Line: Nashville Predators / New Jersey Devils --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: MSG+, FSSM
The New Jersey Devils and Nashville Predators meet Saturday in NHL action at the Bridgestone Arena.
The New Jersey Devils could use a big road victory after losing six of their last nine games. The New Jersey Devils are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 20.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Taylor Hall leads New Jersey with 30 goals, Will Butcher has 31 assists and Nico Hischier has 148 shots on goal. Defensively, the New Jersey Devils are allowing three goals per game and are killing 82.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Cory Schneider has given up 105 goals on 1,188 shots faced and Keith Kinkaid has allowed 77 goals on 791 shots. The New Jersey Devils have allowed three or more goals in each of their last five games.
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The Nashville Predators look to keep the puck rolling while building on their 10-game winning streak. The Nashville Predators are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 22.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Viktor Arvidsson leads Nashville with 25 goals, P.K. Subban has 35 assists and Filip Forsberg has 137 shots on goal. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 82 percent of their opponents power plays. Pekka Rinne has given up 113 goals on 1,573 shots faced and Juuse Saros has allowed 44 goals on 582 shots. The Nashville Predators have allowed three or less goals in 10 of their last 11 games.
The Devils are 0-7 in their last 7 vs. Western Conference, 2-5 in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The Predators are 41-15 in their last 56 home games, 10-2 in their last 12 Saturday games and 39-16 in their last 55 overall. The Devils are 9-4 in the last 13 meetings in Nashville and the road team is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings.
We've been riding the Nashville Predators hard during this winning streak and it's only a matter of time before it ends, but until it does, you kind of have to keep riding the hot hand and cashing these tickets. The Predators are giving up nothing defensively and have lost just four home games since Christmas. The New Jersey Devils are back in one of those funks that take a while to get out of, and they usually struggle against some of the better teams in the league. Give me the Predators until they give me a reason not to.