Once again on the brink of elimination, the Blues will look to force their series to a decisive Game 7 this afternoon with their first win in Nashville in well over a calendar year. St. Louis was asleep at the wheel earlier in this best-of-seven but with a dominant one-goal win in Game 5, the Notes now look like a team that could actually pull off the comeback.
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- The Blues are 7-0 SU in their last 7 games as underdogs of +145 or more.
- The Predators are 5-0 SU and have outscored the Blues 19-6 in their last 5 games in Nashville.
- The Blues have outshot the Predators 51-37 in 5-on-5 play the last 2 games.
I don’t know whether it’s the Preds running out of steam or if it was just a lull but they did not look good in St. Lou and if it weren’t for Pekka Rinne, the Blues would’ve run away with Game 5. The Finnish netminder made several miraculous saves and gave his club a chance to close out the series on hostile ice. With the Blues’ offense rediscovering their form, he’ll have to be good again this afternoon if the Preds want to avoid another trip back to Missouri.
That said, Jake Allen hasn’t been so bad himself. He stopped 21 of the Preds’ 22 shots last contest and increased his postseason save percentage to .937. He has, however, earned just one career win at Bridgestone Arena and the Preds are 9-2 SU in their last 11 games there.
I had given up faith in the Notes after their Game 4 loss in Smashville but I’ve been reinspired by their play – and their value. They’ll be massive underdogs in Game 6 and that’s good enough for me to roll the dice.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
If you’re going with the Nashville Predators in this one, they were listed as moneyline favorites of -170 on most NHL hockey betting menus (such as Bovada) early today for Sunday’s contest. The over-under total was at 5 earlier at Bet365.
Odds – Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 3.1-2 victory for the Predators. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.
St. Louis Blues vs Nashville Predators Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Predators sit at 48-31-12 on the season; in comparison, the St. Louis Blues are currently 52-33-7. Looking to wager on the totals? Nashville is 42-39-10 OU, and St. Louis is 36-42-14 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Nashville vs St. Louis injuries news.
The NHL Power Rankings at Odds – Shark show the No. 6-rated St. Louis Blues taking on the No. 22-rated Nashville Predators in this contest.
Offensively, the game matches up the Nashville Predators No. 10-ranked offense (2.91 goals per game) against a St. Louis Blues defense that ranks No. 9 at 2.59 goals per game allowed. The Predators powerplay has clicked at a 19.22% rate while the Blues have a 84.01% rate on the penalty kill.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
- St. Louis is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
- St. Louis is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 8 of St. Louis’s last 11 games
- St. Louis is 13-3 ATS in its last 16 games on the road
- Nashville is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
- Nashville is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
- Nashville is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Nashville’s last 7 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
St. Louis home to Nashville, Tuesday, May 9th