The Anaheim Ducks and Nashville Predators meet Tuesday in NHL action at Bridgestone Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
Anaheim Ducks Betting Preview
The Anaheim Ducks look for a win after winning 7 of their last 9 games. The Ducks have won 4 straight road games. The Anaheim Ducks are averaging 3.14 goals per game and are scoring on 22.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Frank Vatrano leads Anaheim with 11 goals, Ryan Strome has 12 assists and Mason McTavish has 43 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing 2.93 goals per game and are killing 81 percent of their opponent’s power plays. John Gibson has given up 16 goals on 216 shots faced, while Lukas Dostal has allowed 21 goals on 234 shots.
Nashville Predators Betting Preview
The Nashville Predators need a win after losing 5 of their last 6 games. The Nashville Predators have split their last 6 home games. The Nashville Predators are averaging 3 goals per game and are scoring on 20.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Ryan O’Reilly leads Nashville with 8 goals, Filip Forsberg has 11 assists and Roman Josi has 51 shots on goal. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing 3.5 goals per game and are killing 68.1 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Juuse Saros has allowed 36 goals on 341 shots faced, while Kevin Lankinen has given up 8 goals on 80 shots.
Most would say the Nashville Predators are the better team on paper, but the losses are getting out of control and that power play defense is ugly. While you're probably waiting for the shoe to drop, the Anaheim Ducks continue to win games, and they've done some of their best work on the road. At some point, you keep backing the teams that make you money. The Ducks are cashing tickets left and right. I'll gladly take the road dog.