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Colorado Avalanche vs. Nashville Predators - 4/16/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Nashville Predators (55-18-11) at Colorado Avalanche (43-32-9)
Date & Time Monday April 16, 2018, 10:00 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Colorado Avalanche +130 / Nashville Predators -155 --- Over/Under: 5.5
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The Pepsi Center and the Colorado Avalanche host the Nashville Predators in an NHL first round postseason tilt.

The Colorado Avalanche are glad to be leaving Bridgestone Arena behind them after a 5-4 defeat on Saturday has the team in an 0-2 hole.  Colorado broke through offensively but could not keep Nashville on the scoreboard.

The Avalanche opened the scoring on a Gabriel Bourque tally in the first with Nathan MacKinnon, Gabriel Landeskog and Alexander Kerfoot also lighting the lamp. Tyson Barrie gave the Avs a pair of assists but Jonathan Bernier allowed four goals on 32 shots.

The balanced Predators attack saw five different players score with Kevin Fiala, Viktor Arvidsson, Ryan Johansen, Austin Watson and Ryan Hartman all finding the back of the net. PK Subban and Matias Ekholm each gave Nashville two helpers and Pekka Rinne made 26 saves to get the win.

Over is 5-0-1 in Predators last 6 when their opponent allows 5 goals or more in their previous game and over is 4-0 in Predators last 4 vs. a team with a winning record and Predators are 8-0 in their last 8 Conference Quarterfinals games. Avalanche are 0-4 in their last 4 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of greater than .600 and Avalanche are 0-4 in their last 4 Conference Quarterfinals games and over is 4-0 in Avalanche last 4 overall. Predators are 6-0 in the last 6 meetings in Colorado and over is 6-1-1 in the last 8 meetings in Colorado and over is 21-8-2 in the last 31 meetings.  

Scoring has been common when these teams take the ice and for now I’ll back the over and dig further in to this…

over 5.5 // will update

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