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Preds' OVER is the Best Bet in Hockey

Like betting the OVER? Well then, I’ve got some good news for you. The Predators have posted OVERs in 12 of their last 13 games and the total for their game against the Ducks tonight opened at just 5.5. Nashville has scored an average of 4.38 goals over the course of its last eight games so with the Ducks rolling with their backup goalie tonight (John Gibson out with a lower-body injury), you’d have to be crazy to not take the OVER.

  • Jonathan Bernier is 10-7-2 with a .905 save percentage this year.
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of the Predators' last 10 games on the road against the Ducks.
  • The Predators are 8-1 SU in their last 9 games after consecutive losses.

Nashville is coming off a 5-3 loss to the Blackhawks in which the Preds’ top line, which consists of Ryan Johansen, Victor Arvidsson and Filip Forsberg, added five more points to an insane run that’s seen them combine to score 32 points in their last seven games. The Habs are the only team that’s slowed them down during this scorcher but I put Jonathan Bernier nowhere close to Carey Price – the Ducks are at risk of getting steamrolled by Smashville tonight.

As for the Ducks, they haven’t posted a consecutive win or loss in 11 straight games and if that trend keeps up, they’re due for a win. They’ll be rebounding from an ugly 2-1 loss to the Canucks as a -230 favorite so they’ll have plenty of motivation with the Flames hot on their trail in the Pacific Division race.

For more insight on the Preds and their crazy run of OVERs, check out the video I shot with Jon Campbell on Friday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Nashville Predators were listed as 113 underdogs on the NHL hockey moneyline earlier at Bet365. The over under total was set at 5.5 before betting started earlier on Tuesday at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 2.8-2.6 victory for the Ducks. 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 try to spoil to the party on Tuesday; they are 32-24-9 this season, while the Ducks are 33-22-10. Nashville is 36-25-4 on the totals; Anaheim is 20-29-16. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Anaheim vs Nashville injuries news.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 24-ranked Anaheim Ducks and the No. 6-rated Nashville Predators in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Anaheim's No. 20-ranked offense, averaging 2.58 goals per game, against a Predators defense that ranks No. 17 at 2.83 goals allowed. The Ducks power play is averaging 18.41% while the Predators defense kills off 81.73% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Predators were a 5-3 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Blackhawks. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at +129 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for OVER bettors.

Anaheim lost its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Canucks on March 05. Bettors who backed the Canucks at +212 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Betting Trends
  • Nashville is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 12 of Nashville's last 13 games
  • Nashville is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • Nashville is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Anaheim is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Anaheim is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games at home
  • Anaheim is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Anaheim's last 14 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Nashville at Los Angeles, Thursday, March 9th
Anaheim at Chicago, Thursday, March 9th