Nashville Predators (32-24-9) at Anaheim Ducks (33-22-10)
|Date & Time||Tuesday March 7, 2017, 10:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Anaheim Ducks -125 / Nashville Predators +113 --- Over/Under: 5
The Nashville Predators travel to the Honda Center to take the ice with the Anaheim Ducks in Tuesday NHL hockey action.
The Nashville Predators are battling for position for the playoffs but that battle ran in to the red hot Chicago Blackhawks who stayed hot with a 5-3 victory on Saturday night. The Blackhawks broke a 3-3 tie with just 1:05 remaining on a Brian Campbell tally for win number seven in a row. Patrick Kane then hit the empty net for his second goal of the game with Jonathan Toews and Jordin Tootoo also finding the back of the net to make a winner of Corey Crawford who stopped 32 shots. The Predators offense received a pair of goals from Viktor Arvidsson with Calle Jarnrok also lighting the lamp while Jusse Saros absorbed the loss with 28 saves as the Preds lost for the second straight time.
The Vancouver Canucks were looking dead on the water with their playoff aspirations but are ‘just’ six behind the St. Louis Blues for the second Wild Card in the Western Conference following a 2-1 victory at the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday. The Canucks saw Markus Granlund and Bo Horvat light the lamp to make a monster 43 saves by Richard Bachman stand up and help Vancouver to consecutive victories. Patrick Eaves scored the lone goal for the Ducks who had a tying goal waved off because the puck was kicked past Bachman. Jonathan Bernier was charged with the loss with a 25 save performance which also saw the team fall to third with Calgary in the Pacific Division.
The Predators are 5-0 in their last 5 after allowing 5 goals or more in their previous game and the over is 7-0 in Predators last 7 vs. Western Conference while the over is 4-0 in Predators last 4 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600. The Ducks are 0-9 in their last 9 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game and the Ducks are 4-1 in their last 5 Tuesday games while the Ducks are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. Central and the over is 7-1-2 in the last 10 meetings in Anaheim and the home team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings while the over is 19-7-8 in the last 34 meetings.
The home team has usually won this match up but the over has been stronger then any side which I lean too until goalies are confirmed…