Moneyline favors Penguins in battle with Predators


Nashville Predators

Pittsburgh Penguins
8-8-2 November 15, 2013, 07:00 PM | Consol Energy Centre 11-7-0



The Pittsburgh Penguins will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Nashville Predators invade Consol Energy Centre on Friday.

The Penguins are 11-7-0 so far on the season. The Predators, meanwhile, are 8-8-2. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Pittsburgh go 7-11 and the Predators go 6-8-4 on the totals.

View Nashville Predators vs Pittsburgh Penguins Odds and Stats.

If you're backing the visitors in this one, they Predators listed earlier today as underdogs of 186 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 5.5, depending on the book.

The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 18-rated Predators taking on the No. 4-rated Penguins in this contest.

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In their last action, Nashville was a 3-1 loser on the road against the Islanders. Bettors on New York at -122 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

In their last action, Pittsburgh was a 2-1 loser at home against the Flyers. Bettors on Philadelphia at +215 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Pittsburgh's No. 14-ranked offense (2.83 goals per game) against a Predators defense that ranks No. 26 at 3.17 goals per game allowed. The Penguins powerplay has clicked at a 21.88% rate while the Predators have a 80.95% rate on the penalty kill.

A few Predators at Penguins trends to consider:
Nashville is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
Nashville is 4-17 SU in its last 21 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Nashville's last 7 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games
Pittsburgh is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home
Pittsburgh is 3-7-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing Nashville
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games when playing Nashville


Next up:
Nashville home to Chicago, Saturday, November 16th
Pittsburgh at New Jersey, Saturday, November 16th
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