Nashville Predators at Colorado Avalanche
|Date & Time||Monday January 21, 2019, 3:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Nashville Predators -109 / Colorado Avalanche -112 -- Over/Under: 6
The Nashville Predators and Colorado Avalanche meet Monday in NHL action at the Pepsi Center.
The Nashville Predators could use a win here after losing four of their last five games. The Nashville Predators are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 13.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Filip Forsberg leads Nashville with 18 goals, Ryan Johansen has 34 assists and Mattias Ekholm has 87 shots on goal. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 79.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Pekka Rinne has given up 82 goals on 941 shots faced and Juuse Saros has allowed 46 goals on 499 shots. The Nashville Predators have allowed three or more goals in five of their last six games.
The Colorado Avalanche could also use a win after losing 10 of their last 13 games. The Colorado Avalanche are averaging 3.5 goals per game and are scoring on 25.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Gabriel Landeskog leads Colorado with 29 goals, Mikko Rantanen has 50 assists and Nathan MacKinnon has 214 shots on goal. Defensively, the Colorado Avalanche are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 76.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Semyon Varlamov has given up 81 goals on 885 shots faced and Philipp Grubauer has allowed 59 goals on 561 shots. The Colorado Avalanche have allowed three or more goals in eight of their last 10 games.
The Predators are 4-13 in their last 17 road games, 39-17 in their last 56 Monday games and 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The Avalanche are 9-4 in their last 13 Monday games, 28-58 in their last 86 vs. Central and 3-10 in their last 13 overall. The Predators are 9-1 in the last 10 meetings in Colorado and 16-5 in the last 21 meetings. The over is 7-1 in Avalanche last 8 overall. The over is 4-0-2 in Predators last 6 overall.
Both of these teams are in a bit of a slump, but few teams are as cold as the Colorado Avalanche, who have lost 10 of their last 13 games and continue to get blasted on the defensive end. The Nashville Predators have been fade material on the road for much of the season, but the road team has won each of the last five meetings between the Preds and Avalanche, and Nashville has been on the winning side in seven of the last 10 meetings overall. We're getting a slightly cheaper price to go with Nashville and it's tough to pass up.