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Nashville Predators vs. Arizona Coyotes - 2/5/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Arizona Coyotes at Nashville Predators
Date & Time Tuesday February 5, 2019, 8:00 PM (EST)
Location
Bridgestone Arena
Nashville, Tennessee
The Line
The Line: Arizona Coyotes +225 / Nashville Predators -278 -- Over/Under: 5.5
TV Channel
RSNP, NSWA
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NHL | Arizona Coyotes at Nashville Predators
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The Arizona Coyotes and Nashville Predators meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Bridgestone Arena.

The Arizona Coyotes could use a win here after losing five of their last eight games. The Arizona Coyotes are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 17.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Brad Richardson leads Arizona with 11 goals, Clayton Keller has 24 assists and Oliver Ekman-Larsson has 110 shots on goal. Defensively, the Arizona Coyotes are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 87.1 percent of their opponents power plays. Darcy Kuemper has given up 71 goals on 829 shots faced and Antti Raanta has allowed 33 goals on 351 shots. The Arizona Coyotes have allowed three or more goals in five of their last eight games.

The Nashville Predators look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Nashville Predators are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 12.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Viktor Arvidsson leads Nashville with 21 goals, Ryan Johansen has 35 assists and Roman Josi has 187 shots on goal. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 80.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Pekka Rinne has given up 86 goals on 1,003 shots faced and Juuse Saros has allowed 48 goals on 575 shots. The Nashville Predators have allowed three or less goals in five of their last seven games.

The Coyotes are 41-86 in their last 127 road games, 16-36 in their last 52 games playing on 0 days rest and 22-48 in their last 70 Tuesday games. The Predators are 3-7 in their last 10 games playing on 2 days rest and 2-5 in their last 7 home games. The Coyotes are 8-20-1 in the last 29 meetings in Nashville and the home team is 36-16 in the last 52 meetings. The under is 4-0-2 in Predators last 6 overall. The under is 4-0-1 in Coyotes last 5 overall.

The Arizona Coyotes are back in one of those funks where they can't keep the puck out of the net, and they're on the end of a back to back after getting torched by the Dallas Stars. The Nashville Predators have had their struggles as well as of late, but they're well rested and usually give their best effort when playing on their home ice. Also, seven of the Preds last nine victories have been won by two or more goals, so this could be a good spot to lay the PL with some confidence. I'll side with the Nashville Predators, as the Coyotes have had issues in schedule spots like this all season long.

Pick:
Nashville Predators -1.5

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