The Anaheim Ducks have proven they are the comeback kids of the 2017 NHL playoffs. The Ducks have come from behind in five of their eight postseason victories and found themselves trailing to Edmonton Oilers 0-2 during their second round series. Anaheim, who had some of the worst wins from behind percentages in the NHL during the regular season, can’t afford to dig themselves in too deep against the Nashville Predators in the Western Conference Finals.
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- The Ducks have scored just 5 goals in their past 3 games.
- The Ducks are 10-3 SU in their past 13 games at home.
- The Predators are 7-1 against the puckline in their past 8 games.
The biggest way the Ducks can help themselves avoid the 0-2 deficit is to score on the man advantage. Anaheim has gone scoreless in their past 21 powerplays including going 0-for-4 in Game 1 against the Predators. Anaheim got off to a slow start in Game 1, they were outshot 15-6 in the first period and were clearly sluggish after just one full day of rest between that outing and their Game 7 victory over Edmonton.
The Preds were much more energized and willing to throw pucks on net. All three of Smashville’s goals during the first game came off a deflection or redirection. It also helps that the Predators defensemen are so adept at jumping on the rush and creating offensive opportunities. The Preds back end feels confident doing this thanks to the stellar play of Pekka Rinne who has a 1.41 GAA and a .950 save percentage during the postseason.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Anaheim Ducks as -10000 moneyline in this particular NHL betting matchup earlier. The over under total, meanwhile, was set early at 5 before betting started to move the line at Bet365.
Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 3.2-2.5 win for the Predators. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.
Nashville Predators vs Anaheim Ducks Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
This season the Anaheim Ducks are 54-26-14 overall while the Nashville Predators are 50-31-12. As for the totals, Anaheim is 34-39-21 on the OU, and Nashville is 42-40-11. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Anaheim vs Nashville injuries news.
This game matches up the No. 9 (Anaheim Ducks) and the No. 22 (Nashville Predators) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.
Offensively, the game matches up the Anaheim Ducks No. 14-ranked offense (2.77 goals per game) against a Nashville Predators defense that ranks No. 9 at 2.58 goals per game allowed. The Ducks powerplay has clicked at a 17.63% rate while the Predators have a 82.09% rate on the penalty kill.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Nashville was a 3-2 winner in its last match on the road against the Ducks. They won as +102 underdogs, while the total score of 5 made winners of PUSH bettors.
- Nashville is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games
- Nashville is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Nashville’s last 5 games
- Nashville is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
- Anaheim is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
- Anaheim is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Anaheim’s last 6 games
- Anaheim is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Nashville home to Anaheim, Tuesday, May 16th