Nashville Predators vs. Colorado Avalanche Matchup Preview 11/7/19

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Roman Josi, Ryan Ellis, and the Nashville Predators are set to do battle against Nathan MacKinnon, Cale Makar, and the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center for a divisional showdown. The action gets started at 9 p.m. ET on Thursday, November 7 and it will air live on Altitude Sports & Entertainment.

Nashville Predators vs. Colorado Avalanche Odds

The Predators (-120) are being chosen as the favorites over the Avalanche (+100), and the Over/Under (O/U) is set at an even 6 goals (-115 over, -105 under).

Nashville is 9-6 straight up (SU) and has lost 1.8 units for bettors taking the moneyline this year. Through 15 regular season outings, 10 of its games have gone over the total, while five have gone under and none have pushed. As a road team this season, the Preds are 3-2 SU.

Nashville has converted on 20.7 percent of its power play chances this year, a mark that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 20th out of 31 teams, and it has successfully killed off 79.2 percent of its penalties..

With a .923 save percentage and 25.3 saves per game, Pekka Rinne (8-2-2) has been the primary option in goal for Nashville this year. If Nashville chooses to rest him, however, they may roll with Juuse Saros (1-4), who has a .884 save percentage and 3.62 goals against average this year.

On the other side of the ice, Colorado is 8-7 straight up (SU) and has earned 0.9 units for moneyline bettors this season. Through 15 regular season matches, eight of its games have gone over the total, while six have gone under and just one has pushed. It’s 4-3 SU at home so far this year.

The Avalanche have converted on just 17.5 percent of their power play opportunities this season, a mark that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 18th overall, and it’s successfully killed off 80.0 percent of all opponent power plays.

Philipp Grubauer has denied 30.5 shots per game as the primary choice in the crease for the Avalanche. Grubauer has six wins, five losses, and two overtime losses and has maintained a .915 save percentage and 2.80 goals against average this season.

Nashville Predators vs. Colorado Avalanche Betting Predictions

Pick: SU Winner – Avalanche, O/U – Over

Betting Notes

  • Six of Colorado’s last ten games have been decided by two or more goals. The team is 2-4 overall in those games.
  • The Avalanche are 2-1 SU in games where they serve more penalty minutes than their opponent while the Predators are 2-1 SU when they serve more minutes than the opposition.
  • After posting a 4-2 record in games decided by a shootout last year, Nashville is off to a 0-1 start in shootouts this season. Colorado went 2-2 in shootouts last year and has yet to participate in one this time around.
  • For both of these teams, the under has hit in three of their last five matchups.