Nashville Predators vs. St. Louis Blues Free Prediction

Daniel GimenezHockey, NHL

Ryan Johansen, Filip Forsberg, and the Nashville Predators are set to face off against Vladimir Tarasenko, Ryan O’Reilly, and the St. Louis Blues at the Enterprise Center for a Central Division tilt. Fox Sports Tennesse will air the game, which gets going at 8 p.m. ET on Friday, November 23.

Nashville Predators at St. Louis Blues Odds

St. Louis (+115) is entering this one as the underdog to Nashville (-135), and the oddsmakers have set the Over/Under (O/U) at 6 goals (-120 money on the under, +100 on the over).

Nashville is 16-6 straight up (SU) and has netted moneyline bettors 6.8 units this year. 12 of its games have gone under the total, while nine have gone over and just one has pushed. As the away team this season, the Preds are 8-3 SU.

Nashville has converted on just 14.3 percent of its power play chances this year, a mark that places them in the bottom- overall among NHL teams. On the other hand, it has the ninth-strongest penalty kill in the league, and the team’s successfully killed off 81.4 percent of its penalties..

Boasting a .944 save percentage and 27.3 saves per game, Pekka Rinne (10-3-1) has been the best option in goal for Nashville this year. If Nashville decides to rest him, however, the team may go with Juuse Saros (7-3 record, .903 save percentage, 2.94 goals against average).

St. Louis is 7-13 straight up (SU) and has lost 8.1 units for moneyline bettors this year. 11 of its matches have gone under the total, while eight have gone over and just one has pushed. It’s 5-7 SU at home this season.

The Blues have converted on just 23.2 percent of their power play chances this year, a figure that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked ninth overall, and it’s successfully killed off 82.0 percent of all opponent power plays.

Jake Allen has stopped 26.9 shots per game as the primary selection in goal for the Blues. Allen has five wins, 10 losses, and three OT losses to his name and has registered a fairly-weak .896 save percentage and 3.31 goals against average this year.

Nashville Predators at St. Louis Blues Betting Picks

Free Pick: SU Winner – Blues, O/U – Under

Betting Trends

  • Over Nashville’s last ten games, four of them have been decided by two or more goals (the team is 4-0 in those games).
  • The Predators are 8-2 in games where they serve fewer penalty minutes than their opponent and 12-4 when they’re in the penalty box for fewer than 10 total minutes.
  • Nashville may have an advantage if it’s a tight one late. The team’s 6-4 in games decided by one goal, while St. Louis is only 0-7 in such games.
  • The total has gone under in each of St. Louis’ last five outings.
  • Nashville skaters have averaged 8.8 giveaways over its last five home games, its season average of 9.1 giveaways per game (ranked 14th in the league).
  • St. Louis has averaged 8.4 giveaways over its last five home games, a rise over its season average of 6.7 giveaways per game (ranked 3rd in the league).