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Andersen Could Be Catalyst Ducks Need

Anaheim Ducks Nashville Predators NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

Many were stunned when the Nashville Predators won the opening two games of their series with the Ducks in Anaheim, but a goaltending change by head coach Bruce Boudreau got his team right back into it and gives them a chance to pull even in Game 4 Thursday.

Shark Bites
  • The Predators are 2-5 SU in their last seven games with one day off between games.
  • The Ducks are 26-9 SU in their last 35 games versus the Western Conference.
  • The Predators are 2-6 SU in their last eight games versus teams with winning records.

Online shop Bovada is currently offering both the Ducks and Predators at -110 in monyeline markets for Game 4. As for the total, OVER 5 goals is -105 while UNDER 5 goals is presently being offered at -115.

The Ducks switched goaltenders for Game 3 as Frederik Andersen replaced John Gibson, who started the opening two games. Andersen, who entered Game 3 with a 17-1-2 record and 1.89 goals against average in his previous 20 starts, improved his overall record versus Nashville to 5-1 with a 2.36 goals against average and .928 save percentage in six starts.

Andersen stopped 27 shots while Chris Stewart added a goal and an assist as the Ducks skated to a 3-0 victory in Game 3 Tuesday, making it three straight victories for the visitor in this series.

The low score won’t be a surprise to totals bettors as four of the past five Ducks’ games on the road have stayed UNDER the total. Furthermore, Anaheim has won five of their last seven visits to Nashville, adding a little extra value when backing the Ducks tonight.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you're backing the visiting Anaheim Ducks in this one, they Ducks listed earlier today as of -105 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Those over/under total betting saw the number open in the area of 5, depending on the book.

A 3.5-1.7 result in favor of the Ducks is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Anaheim Ducks vs Nashville Predators Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Predators sit at 43-28-14 on the season; in comparison, the Anaheim Ducks are currently 47-27-11. Looking to wager on the totals? Nashville is 33-33-19 OU, and Anaheim is 32-35-18 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Nashville vs Anaheim injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 4 (Nashville Predators) and the No. 7 (Anaheim Ducks) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Nashville's No. 13-ranked offense, averaging 2.75 goals per game, against a Ducks defense that ranks No. 2 at 2.33 goals allowed. The Predators power play is averaging 19.12% while the Ducks defense kills off 87.38% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Ducks were a 3-0 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Predators. That made winners of bettors who got Anaheim at -104 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for OVER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Anaheim is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Anaheim's last 5 games on the road
  • Anaheim is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games when playing Nashville
  • Anaheim is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Nashville
  • Nashville is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Nashville is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home
  • Nashville is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Anaheim
  • Nashville is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games when playing Anaheim

Next Betting Matchups

Anaheim home to Nashville, Saturday, April 23rd