Nashville hasn’t historically viewed as a hockey hot spot, but it certainly is now. The surprising Predators will look to remain perfect on home ice when they host the Anaheim Ducks in Game 4 of the Western Conference final on Thursday. Sportsbooks opened the Ducks as +129 road underdogs with a total of 5.
– Shark Bites
- The visiting team is 1-5 SU in its last six games in this matchup.
- The total has gone OVER in 10 of the Ducks’ last 13 games as a moneyline underdog of +133 or less.
- The Ducks are 0-3 SU in their last three games on the road against the Predators.
The Preds are 6-0 in the postseason at Bridgestone Arena and have won 10 consecutive playoff games at home dating back to last season. Anaheim evened up the series with an impressive 5-3 victory in Game 2 but was outshot 40-20 in Game 3 which saw the Predators grab a 3-2 series lead.
Nashville netminder Pekka Rinne has been simply unbelievable at home, allowing only seven goals in six home playoff games including one in each of the past five. Nashville is the first team to win 10 straight postseason home games since the Detroit Red Wings accomplished the feat in 1997-98.
The good news for Ducks bettors is their penchant to rebound after a loss. In Anaheim’s previous 14 tilts after a loss, they’re a sizzling 12-2 SU.
UNDER bettors have been profiting in a big way when the Preds have taken the ice of late. In Nashville’s last seven contests, the UNDER is 5-2.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Nashville Predators as -155 favorites earlier today. The over under opened at 5.5 at MyBookie for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals.
Odds – Shark prediction models pick the Predators to win this game 3.4-2.3. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.
Anaheim Ducks vs Nashville Predators Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
51-32-12 Nashville battles the Ducks, currently with a 55-27-14 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 43-41-11 for the Predators and 35-40-21 for the Ducks. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Nashville vs Anaheim injuries news.
The NHL Power Rankings at Odds – Shark show the No. 9-rated Anaheim Ducks 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 Anaheim Ducks defense that ranks No. 6 at 2.51 goals per game allowed. The Predators powerplay has clicked at a 18.52% rate while the Ducks have a 82.99% rate on the penalty kill.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Last time out for Anaheim, they were a 2-1 loser as they battled the Predators on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Predators at -145 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
- Anaheim is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
- Anaheim is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games
- Anaheim is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
- Anaheim is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
- Nashville is 11-4 ATS in its last 15 games
- Nashville is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Nashville’s last 7 games
- Nashville is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Anaheim home to Nashville, Saturday, May 20th