Boston Bruins (7-3-2) at Nashville Predators (10-3-0)
|Date & Time||Saturday November 3, 2018, 8:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Nashville Predators -175 / Boston Bruins +130 --- Over/Under: 5.5
The Boston Bruins and Nashville Predators meet Saturday in NHL action at the Bridgestone Arena.
The Boston Bruins look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Boston Bruins are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 29.7 percent of their power play opportunities. David Pastrnak leads Boston with 11 goals, Patrice Bergeron has 12 assists and Brad Marchand has 22 shots on goal. Defensively, the Boston Bruins are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 76.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Jaroslav Halak has given up 10 goals on 190 shots faced and Tuukka Rask has allowed 17 goals on 173 shots. The Boston Bruins have allowed three or less goals in each of their last six games.
The Nashville Predators look to keep the puck rolling after winning eight of their last 10 games. The Nashville Predators are averaging 3.5 goals per game and are scoring on 13 percent of their power play opportunities. Filip Forsberg leads Nashville with 10 goals, Ryan Johansen has 13 assists and Viktor Arvidsson has 32 shots on goal. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 76.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Pekka Rinne has given up 11 goals on 184 shots faced and Juuse Saros has allowed 18 goals on 217 shots. The Nashville Predators have allowed three or less goals in 11 of their first 13 games.
The Bruins are 2-5 in their last 7 games playing on 3 or more days rest, 5-12 in their last 17 road games and 75-36 in their last 111 Saturday games. The Predators are 7-0 in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference, 52-25 in their last 77 home games and 36-15 in their last 51 overall. The Bruins are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in Nashville and the home team is 17-5 in the last 22 meetings. The over is 3-1-1 in Predators last 5 home games and the under is 6-0 in Bruins last 6 overall.
The Boston Bruins continue to be hit or miss and simply aren't getting enough shot attempts off on five on fives. The Bruins have also been fade material on the road dating back toward the end of last season. The Nashville Predators are just playing incredible hockey at the moment and are a tough team to bet against right now. Also, seven of the Predators last eight victories have come by at least two goals, so you can lay the puck line with confidence to avoid the nasty juice.