Nashville Predators vs. St. Louis Blues - 2/16/20 NHL Pick, Odds & Prediction

Nashville Predators vs. St. Louis Blues - 2/16/20 NHL Pick, Odds & Prediction Photo by Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

St. Louis Blues at Nashville Predators

Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 6:00 PM (Bridgestone Arena)

St. Louis Blues at Nashville Predators

TV: NBCS

The St. Louis Blues and Nashville Predators meet Sunday in NHL action at the Bridgestone Arena.

The St. Louis Blues need a win after losing six of their last seven games. The St. Louis Blues are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 25.3 percent of their power play opportunities. David Perron leads St. Louis with 23 goals, Ryan O'Reilly has 41 assists and Alex Pietrangelo has 179 shots on goal. Defensively, the St. Louis Blues are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 81.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Jordan Binnington has allowed 110 goals on 1,204 shots and Jake Allen has allowed 39 goals on 522 shots. The St. Louis Blues have allowed three or more goals in 11 straight games.

The Nashville Predators look for another victory after winning six of their last seven games. The Nashville Predators are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 16.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Filip Forsberg leads Nashville with 18 goals, Roman Josi has 42 assists and Ryan Ellis has 90 shots on goal. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 73.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Pekka Rinne has given up 94 goals on 896 shots faced and Juuse Saros has allowed 76 goals on 798 shots. The Nashville Predators have allowed three or more goals in seven of their last 10 games.

The Blues are 1-10 in the last 11 meetings in Nashville. The home team is 23-8 in the last 31 meetings. The favorite is 30-11 in the last 41 meetings. The under is 38-10-6 in the last 54 meetings in Nashville and 63-27-9 in the last 99 meetings.

It's not the easy to beat the same team twice in as many days, but the Nashville Predators should be able to complete the task given just how poorly the Blues are playing at the moment. The Bridgestone Arena has also been a hose of horrors for the St. Louis Blues over the years, and they've now lost three straight to the Preds overall by a combined score of 11-7. I want nothing to do with the Blues right now. 

Randy’s Pick Nashville Predators -118

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.