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Expect Goals Between Ducks, Preds

Offense has not been hard to come by when the Anaheim Ducks and Nashville Predators, as the OVER has cashed in nine of their past 11 meetings, with pushes accounting for the other two. The Ducks and Preds will continue their playoff series Sunday night at The Pond.

Shark Bites
  • Filip Forsberg has five goals in seven career playoff games.
  • Ducks’ coach Bruce Boudreau has still not commited to a starting goalie for Game 2.
  • The Predators have won just one of their past five road games.

The Predators shocked more than a couple pundits by knocking off the Ducks in the first game of the series. It was the kind of play we have come to expect from the Preds, as it was a team effort and no one individual player that stood out in the win.

The start of Game 1 was certainly something to forget for the Ducks, as they came out sluggish and were beat for most of the first period. Anaheim had 20 turnovers, compared to forcing the Predators into just 11 in that outing.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Nashville Predators opened as 135 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including BetOnline. The total opened at 5 for those preferring over under betting, watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.

A 3.1-2.2 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 Nashville Predators will look to vanquish their hosts on Sunday, as they are 42-27-14 this season, while the Ducks are 46-26-11. Nashville is 33-32-18 against the total, while Anaheim is 32-34-17 versus the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Anaheim vs Nashville injuries news.

The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Anaheim Ducks at No. 7 and the Nashville Predators at No. 4 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Anaheim's No. 18-ranked offense, averaging 2.65 goals per game, against a Predators defense that ranks No. 12 at 2.61 goals allowed. The Ducks power play is averaging 23.65% while the Predators defense kills off 80.66% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Nashville was a 3-2 winner on the road against the Ducks. Bettors on Nashville at +143 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors home happy as well.

Betting Trends
  • Nashville is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Nashville is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games when playing Anaheim
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of Nashville's last 11 games when playing Anaheim
  • Nashville is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Anaheim
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Anaheim's last 6 games
  • Anaheim is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games at home
  • Anaheim is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games when playing Nashville
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of Anaheim's last 11 games when playing Nashville

Next Betting Matchups

Nashville home to Anaheim, Tuesday, April 19th