St. Louis Blues vs Nashville Predators 12/12/22 NHL Picks, Predictions, Odds

Nashville Predators (12-11-2) vs. St. Louis Blues (12-15-1)
December 12, 2022 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: St. Louis Blues -122 / Nashville Predators -101; Over/Under: +6.5
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The Nashville Predators and the St. Louis Blues meet in NHL action from the Enterprise Center on Monday night.

The Nashville Predators will look to rebound from a 3-2 loss to Ottawa in their last game. Filip Forsberg has a team-high 23 points with 8 goals and 15 assists while Mikael Granlund has 18 points with his own 14 assists and Matt Duchene has 21 points with 15 assists on the year. Roman Josi has 21 points with 15 assists and Nino Niederreiter’s also chipped in a team-high 10 goals while Ryan Johansen has 7 goals as well on the year. Juuse Saros has gone 9-8-2 with a 3.05 GAA and a .906 save percentage between the pipes for Nashville while Kevin Lankinen is 3-3 with a 2.27 GAA and a .934 save percentage.

The St. Louis Blues will try to bounce back from a 3-2 OT loss to Colorado last time out. Robert Thomas has a team-high 25 points with 6 goals and 19 assists. Jordan Kyrou has 22 points split between 10 goals and 12 assists and Brayden Schenn has 20 points with 6 goals and 14 assists. Pavel Buchnevich also has 20 points with 11 assists and Vladimir Tarasenko has 21 points with 8 goals and 13 assists this season. Jordan Binnington’s seen the action in goal for St. Louis up to this point in the season with a record of 9-11-1 along with a 3.40 GAA and a .889 save percentage this season.

Nashville is 44-21 in their last 65 games against a team with a losing record and 7-15 in their last 22 road games while the over is 21-5-1 in their last 27 games against the Central division. St. Louis is 0-4 in their last 4 home games and 1-6 in their last 7 games overall while the over is 6-0 in their last 6 games following overtime on the previous day.

I get the case to be made for either side here, but I’m looking at the over here. I don’t really trust the goaltending on either side to begin with and now we’re likely seeing Thomas Greiss in goal for the Blues and he’s been their backup for a reason this year. Also tough to feel confident in St. Louis’ defensive effort on the back-to-back. I think this one’s marked for at least 7 goals, like a 4-3 kind of game, so give me the over here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Over 6.5

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