Nashville Predators vs. Arizona Coyotes - 11/29/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona Coyotes (10-11-2) at Nashville Predators (17-7-1)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 8:00 pm (Bridgestone Arena)
The Line: Nashville Predators -240 / Arizona Coyotes +195 --- Over/Under: 6 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSAZ, FSTN
The Arizona Coyotes and Nashville Predators meet Thursday in NHL action at the Bridgestone Arena.
The Arizona Coyotes could use a win here after losing eight of their last 11 games. The Arizona Coyotes are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 15.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Clayton Keller leads Arizona with six goals, Oliver Ekman-Larsson has 10 assists and Michael Grabner has 40 shots on goal. Defensively, the Arizona Coyotes are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 89.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Darcy Kuemper has given up 29 goals on 338 shots faced and Antti Raanta has allowed 33 goals on 351 shots. The Arizona Coyotes have allowed three or more goals in nine of their last 12 games.
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The Nashville Predators look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Nashville Predators are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 14.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Filip Forsberg leads Nashville with 14 goals, Ryan Johansen has 17 assists and Roman Josi has 94 shots on goal. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 80 percent of their opponents power plays. Pekka Rinne has given up 27 goals on 439 shots faced and Juuse Saros has allowed 32 goals on 293 shots. The Nashville Predators have allowed three or less goals in six of their last seven games.
The Coyotes are 17-41 in their last 58 Thursday games, 32-79 in their last 111 road games and 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The Predators are 12-3 in their last 15 Thursday games, 57-26 in their last 83 home games and 43-20 in their last 63 overall. The Coyotes are 7-20-1 in the last 28 meetings in Nashville. The under is 9-4 in Coyotes last 13 vs. Western Conference. The under is 5-2 in Predators last 7 home games.
The Nashville Predators are obviously the better team here and have a massive advantage at home, especially against an Arizona Coyotes club that is fade material on the road. The problem is this price is insane and laying this sort of juice in a hockey game shouldn't be encouraged. The Coyotes just beat the Predators a couple of weeks ago and have actually won four of the last seven meetings against Nashville overall. Sure, the Predators should be the favorite and probably win, but if you're a fan of value and long term success, it doesn't hurt to take shots in the dark sometimes with big underdogs when there's history of success.