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Bruins visit Nashville Predators in NHL clash

Boston Bruins

Nashville Predators
24-10-2 December 23, 2013, 08:00 PM | Bridgestone Arena 16-16-4

The Nashville Predators look to emerge victorious in NHL odds action as the Bruins arrive at Bridgestone Arena on Monday.

Supporters of the Bruins have seen them go 24-10-2 so far this season, while the Predators are at 16-16-4. In totals betting, the Predators are 13-16-7, while the Bruins are 9-15-12.

View Boston Bruins vs Nashville Predators Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Predators as 119 moneyline underdogs in this particular NHL matchup earlier. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 5 before betting started to move the line at 5Dimes.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Predators rated this week at No. 21 and the Bruins sitting at No. 7.

The Bruins were a 4-1 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Sabres. That made winners of bettors who got Boston at -265 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for PUSH bettors.

Last time out for Nashville, they were a 4-3 loser as they battled the Canadiens at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Canadiens at +100 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Nashville's No. 27-ranked offense (2.31 goals per game) against a Bruins defense that ranks No. 2 at 2.08 goals per game allowed. The Predators powerplay has clicked at a 21.05% rate while the Bruins have a 87.18% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Boston home to Ottawa, Friday, December 27th
Nashville at Dallas, Friday, December 27th