Anaheim Ducks at Nashville Predators Game Preview 1/16/20

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The Anaheim Ducks, led by Ryan Getzlaf and Jakob Silfverberg, are set to take the ice against Roman Josi, Filip Forsberg, and the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in a Western Conference showdown. The match will get going at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday, January 16, and you can see it live on Prime Ticket.

Anaheim Ducks at Nashville Predators Odds

Nashville (-210) is currently favored over Anaheim (+175), and the oddsmakers have set the Over/Under (O/U) at 6 goals (-120 under, +100 over).

Nashville is 21-24 straight up (SU) and has recorded -13.2 units for moneyline bettors thus far. That early-season winning percentage is a regression from the 47-35 record that the team managed during the 2018-19 season campaign. Of its 45 games this season, 28 have gone over the total, while 17 have gone under and none have pushed. The team’s 10-12 SU at home this year.

The Predators have converted on just 16.7 percent of their power play chances this season, a figure that’s ranked 25th overall in the NHL. On the other hand, their penalty kill is ranked 30th overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 73.6 percent of all penalties.

Averaging 23.9 saves per game with a .896 save percentage, Pekka Rinne (15-13-3) has been the top goalkeeper for the Preds this season. If Nashville chooses to give him the night off, however, the team may roll with Juuse Saros (6-16-16 record, .897 save percentage, 3.09 goals against average).

Anaheim has lost 13.0 units for bettors taking the moneyline this year and is currently 17-29 straight up (SU). A total of 25 of its outings have gone over the total, while 21 have gone under the total and none have pushed. The Ducks are 6-17 SU as the away team this season.

The Ducks have converted on just 14.5 percent of their power play opportunities this year, a figure that places them in the bottom- overall among NHL teams. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked 25th overall and it’s successfully killed off 76.6 percent of all opponent power plays.

John Gibson (.905 save percentage and 2.99 goals against average) has been the main option in goal for Anaheim. Gibson is averaging 28.2 saves per game and has 13 wins, 22 losses, and three OT losses to his credit.

Anaheim Ducks at Nashville Predators Free Picks

Prediction: SU Winner – Predators, O/U – Over

Betting Trends

  • The Predators are 1-3 in games decided by a shootout this season while the Ducks are 4-1 in shootouts.
  • For both of these teams, the game went over the total in three of their last five outings.
  • Anaheim has managed 26.8 shot attempts per game over its last five road games while Nashville has been attempting 35.6 shots per game over its last five at home.
  • Six of Anaheim’s last ten games have been decided by two goals or more. The team is 0-6 in those games.
  • Anaheim skaters notched 23.2 hits per game last season, while the Preds forced 18.7 hits per contest.