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Ducks face Nashville Predators: NHL odds preview and stats

Anaheim Ducks

Nashville Predators
40-14-5 February 08, 2014, 08:00 PM | Bridgestone Arena 25-23-10

The Nashville Predators will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Anaheim Ducks invade Bridgestone Arena on Saturday.

The Ducks will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 40-14-5 this season, while the Predators are 25-23-10. Anaheim is 30-26-3 against the total, while Nashville is 24-23-11 versus the number.

View Anaheim Ducks vs Nashville Predators Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Predators as 129 underdogs earlier today. The over under opened at 5.5 at 5Dimes for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

The Predators - Ducks odds would favor the Ducks if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Nashville is rated No. 19 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Anaheim is at No. 5.

The Ducks were a 2-0 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Blackhawks. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at +100 on the moneyline, while the total score (2) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Nashville lost its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Wild on February 6. Bettors who backed the Wild at -137 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors to the payout window.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Nashville's No. 23-ranked offense, averaging 2.48 goals per game, against a Ducks defense that ranks No. 7 at 2.46 goals allowed. The Predators power play is averaging 20.23% while the Ducks defense kills off 82.32% of their penalties.

Next up:
Anaheim home to St. Louis, Friday, February 28th
Nashville home to Tampa Bay, Thursday, February 27th