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Predators Slumping Away From Home

Shea Weber Nashville Predators Corey Perry Anaheim Ducks NHL

The Nashville Predators have the enviable task of opening their playoff campaign against the Anaheim Ducks, who happen to be one of the hottest teams in the league. Compounding matters for Nashville is the fact that the Preds kick things off away from home and the team has not fared well on their travels of late.

Shark Bites
  • The Predators are 3-9 SU in their last 12 games versus the Ducks.
  • The Ducks are 12-4 SU in their last 16 home games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in four of the Ducks’ last five games.

Online book Bovada is presently offering the Ducks at -175 in moneyline markets while the Preds are priced at +145. The total is tabbed at 5 goals with OVER at -125 and UNDER at -105.

The Preds have one of the less prestigious road records of the 16 playoff teams and they had gone especially cold as the regular season concluded, posting an 0-4 SU mark in their last four games away from home and 1-6 SU in their final seven.

The Ducks and Preds faced one another three times this season with Anaheim winning 4-2 on home ice back on November 1. Nashville did, however, win the other two contests on home ice by scores of 5-1 and 3-2.

Preds netminder Pekka Rinne was lights out in two starts versus the Ducks this season. Rinne won both games and allowed just three goals while posting a goals against average of 1.50 and .956 save percentage.

These two have met in one previous playoff series as the Preds eliminated the Ducks in six games back in 2011.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

NHL Hockey odds makers at Bovada had the Anaheim Ducks as -180 moneyline favorites in this betting matchup. Those over under betting saw the line open at 5 at BetOnline.

A 3.4-1.9 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.

Nashville Predators vs Anaheim Ducks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Anaheim Ducks sport a record of 46-25-11 heading into this matchup, while the Nashville Predators sit at 41-27-14 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 32-34-16 for the Ducks and 33-32-17 for the Predators. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Anaheim vs Nashville injuries news.

This game puts the Anaheim Ducks, most recently No. 7 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Nashville Predators, who rate a No. 4 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Anaheim's No. 18-ranked offense, averaging 2.66 goals per game, against a Predators defense that ranks No. 12 at 2.62 goals allowed. The Ducks power play is averaging 23.63% while the Predators defense kills off 80.75% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Nashville was a 3-2 loser on the road against the Stars. Bettors on Dallas at -172 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

In their last action, Anaheim was a 2-0 winner on the road against the Capitals. Bettors on Anaheim at -120 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (2) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Betting Trends
  • Nashville is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • Nashville is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • Nashville is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games when playing Anaheim
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of Nashville's last 10 games when playing Anaheim
  • Anaheim is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Anaheim's last 5 games
  • Anaheim is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Anaheim's last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Nashville at Anaheim, Sunday, April 17th