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Blues are Massive Underdogs Tonight After Being Outmatched in Game 3

Thoroughly outplayed in Game 3 against the Predators, the Blues – who looked awful – will attempt to sing a happier tune this evening as the significant underdogs. The 3-1 loss on Sunday was the Notes’ first road loss in five games played on hostile ice and as we’ve seen from St. Louis since Mike Yeo took over for Ken Hitchcock, the Blues rarely play two bad games in a row.

SHARK BITES
  • The Blues are 3-0 SU in the last 3 games after road losses and 7-0 SU in the last 7 after losses of any variety.
  • Pekka Rinne now has a .959 5-on-5 save percentage in 7 starts this postseason.
  • The Blues are 8-0 SU in their last 8 games as a moneyline underdog of +143 or more.

It can be overstated how important Pekka Rinne has been to the Predators this postseason as it’s been Nashville’s stellar play in front of the Finnish netminder that’s led to his sparkling statistics. The Preds gave up just 18 five-on-five shots Sunday and they generated an astounding number of high-danger scoring chances for themselves.

Nashville looks like the best puck-moving team left in the postseason and with their immense depth at the blue line, the Preds have a chance to win some serious hardware this postseason.

Goaltender Jake Allen was left hung out to dry multiple times in Game 3 with the Blues’ skaters falling asleep at the wheel and he made two or three massive saves, including one in particular on a Viktor Arvidsson wraparound that – at the time – kept St. Louis in the game. If Allen can continue to play like he has, and the Blues can find a way to generate a few more scoring chances, their opening moneyline of +150 seems like great value.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NHL betting line for this matchup, Nashville sat as -170 favorites over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5 at Bovada but may move closer to puck drop.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 4.1-1.2 win for the Predators on Tuesday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

St. Louis Blues vs Nashville Predators Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Nashville will face the 51-32-7 Blues. In totals betting, the Predators are 42-37-10 in over under betting so far this season while the St. Louis Blues are 36-40-14. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Nashville vs St. Louis injuries news.

The Nashville Predators sit at No. 22 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the St. Louis Blues sit at a No. 6 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Nashville's No. 9-ranked offense, averaging 2.94 goals per game, against a Blues defense that ranks No. 11 at 2.61 goals allowed. The Predators power play is averaging 18.98% while the Blues defense kills off 84.32% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

St. Louis was a 3-1 loser in its last match on the road against the Predators. They lost as +127 underdogs, while the total score of 4 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • St. Louis is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • St. Louis is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of St. Louis's last 9 games
  • St. Louis is 12-3 ATS in its last 15 games on the road
  • Nashville is 8-1 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Nashville is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • Nashville is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games at home
  • Nashville is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

St. Louis home to Nashville, Friday, May 5th

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