Anaheim Ducks vs. Nashville Predators - 1/5/20 NHL Pick, Odds & Prediction
Nashville Predators at Anaheim Ducks
Sunday, January 5, 2020 at 10:00 PM (Honda Center)
NAS -130 O/U 6
The Nashville Predators head west to take on the Anaheim Ducks in Anaheim, California, on Sunday at the Honda Center. The Predators are coming off of a three-game losing streak, losing to the Pittsburgh Penguins in two games in a row, and then to the Dallas Stars in their previous game. The Predators fans are dealing with highs and lows as the Predators were on a two-game winning streak before the loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins.
The Predators are 18-15-6 on the season and are sixth in the Central Division, with 42 points.
Nashville is sixth in scoring this season, which could be seen as odd as their highest-scoring player is Defender Roman Josi, who has 41 points with 14 points and 27 assists. Josi was announced as a selection for the NHL All-Star Game this week, Josi was the only Nashville player selected so far.
The Anaheim Ducks are coming off of a three-game losing streak, losing to the Philadelphia Flyers, Vegas Golden Knights, and the Arizona Coyotes in their losing streak.
Anaheim has the third-fewest in the NHL in goals scored, while only having a middle of the pack defense. The Ducks are 16-18-5 on the season and are now fallen to the sixth place in the Pacific Division, being one point away from the last place.
Nashville is 16-23 ATS this season
Predators are 1-7 in their last eight games playing on 0 days rest.
Anaheim is 20-21 ATS this season
Ducks are 0-7 in their last 7 Sunday games.
Both teams are currently on a three-game losing streak and playing some of their worst hockey of the season. However, I do think that the Nashville Predators are a slightly better team. So there's some stats that make this prediction difficult. Such as, the home team is 6-0 in the last six meetings. However, Predators are 7-2 in the previous nine meetings. Something has to give in this matchup, and I think that it will ultimately be a very close victory for the Nashville Predators. Final Score Prediction, Nashville Predators win 4-3.