Two of the most heavily-penalized clubs in the league, the Nashville Predators and the Anaheim Ducks take the ice at the Honda Center in a Western Conference matchup. The game gets started at 10 p.m. ET on Friday, November 3 and it is being shown live on Fox Sports Tennesse.
Nashville Predators vs. Anaheim Ducks Odds
Each side currently has an identical -110 money line in this matchup and the oddsmakers have set the Over/Under (O/U) at 5 goals. The line for betting the total stands at -135 over, +115 under.
The Ducks are 6-6 straight up (SU) and have yet to earn moneyline bettors any units (positive or negative) this season. That early-season winning percentage is a slide from what the team managed during last year’s regular season (46-36). Of the team’s 12 games this season, five have gone under the total, while five have gone over and none have pushed. The team’s 3-4 SU at home this year.
Anaheim’s converted on just 10.8 percent of its power play opportunities this season, a mark that places the team in the bottom- overall among NHL teams. On the other hand, its penalty kill is rated sixth overall, and it’s successfully killed off 84.9 percent of all penalties.
As a team, Anaheim has been called for penalties 5.3 times per game this season. Last year, that number was at 4.6, the worst mark in the league. After serving an average of 12.0 penalty minutes per game a year ago, the team’s been forced to kill penalties for 13.4 minutes per outing this season.
Averaging 29.0 saves per game with a .919 save percentage, John Gibson (5-6-1) has been the top goalkeeper for the Ducks this year. If they choose to rest him, however, the team may turn to the winless Reto Berra (0-2-2 record, .880 save percentage, 3.07 goals against average).
Andrew Cogliano and Brandon Montour will both be offensive focal points for the Ducks. Cogliano (nine points) has put up three goals and six assists and has recorded two or more points three times this year. Montour has four goals and three assists to his name and has notched a point in five contests.
Losing 2.8 units for moneyline bettors, Nashville is 5-7 straight up (SU) overall this year. Through 12 regular season matches, eight of its games have gone under the total, while four have gone over and none have pushed. As an away team so far, Nashville is 2-5 SU.
Nashville has scored on 22.6 percent of its power play opportunities this season, a mark that’s good enough for eighth-best in the NHL. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked 11th overall and it’s successfully killed off 83.6 percent of all penalties.
Nashville’s players have been penalized 6.7 times per game this season, a number that’s risen noticeably from the 4.0 penalties per game given up last year. After serving an average of 10.6 penalty minutes per game a year ago (fourth-most in the league), the team has been forced to stave off opponent power plays for a noteworthy 16.8 minutes per outing this season.
Pekka Rinne (28.4 saves per game) has been the main option in the net for Nashville. Rinne has five wins, four losses, and two OT losses to his credit, while registering a .931 save percentage and 2.10 goals against average this year.
Filip Forsberg (eight goals, five assists) will lead the attack for the visiting Predators.
Nashville Predators vs. Anaheim Ducks Betting Predictions
Predictions: SU Winner – Predators, O/U – Under
- The total has gone over in three of Anaheim’s last five outings.
- Nashville has managed 27.4 shot attempts per game over its last five road games while Anaheim is averaging 34.6 shots per game over its last five at home.