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Nashville tries to get back in the win column vs Anaheim

The Nashville Predators roll into the Honda Center to play the Anaheim Ducks on Friday and these two clubs have been the models of inconsistency this season. Both teams are having trouble finding their grooves and leave a lot to be desired for experts who predicted their rise back to the top of the Western Conference.

  • Anaheim is 4-10 ATS in its last 14 games.
  • Nashville is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games on the road.
  • Nashville is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games against Anaheim.

The reigning Western Conference champions have been a hard team to get a read on this season for bettors. The Preds are 6-6 ATS and 5-7 SU in 12 games this season. But that type of up-and-down play seemed to work out OK for them last season, going into the playoffs as an eighth seed and making the Stanley Cup final. Nashville opens as a slight dog at -105 and offers decent value.

Anaheim’s -1.5 puckline opened at a whopping +288 and could be a sneaky wager to cash in on. Although the Ducks lost at home against the Leafs on Wednesday, Anaheim is playing better hockey these past two weeks and is 4-2 SU and ATS in its last six games. If the Ducks puckline scares you off, you can still get decent value for their moneyline, which opened at -102. 

The total opened at 5 and bettors shouldn’t expect a lot of goal scoring in this matchup. In Nashville’s last nine games, the UNDER has hit in seven of them. On the other side of the puck, the total has gone UNDER in five of Anaheim’s last six home games. Also, both teams rank in the bottom half of the league in goals scored this season and in the top half of goals allowed. That’s a recipe for an UNDER in this contest, which opened at a juicy +130.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Anaheim Ducks were listed earlier today as -108 moneyline underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by OddsShark (including Bovada), while oddsmakers set the opening betting total around 5.

OddsShark computer prediction formulas pick a 3.2-2.4 win for the Ducks on Friday. 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 Ducks sit at 6-5-1 on the season; in comparison, the Nashville Predators are 5-5-2. Looking to wager on the totals? Anaheim is 5-7 OU, and Nashville is 4-8 OU. 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 OddsShark, it's the No. 11-ranked Ducks and the No. 28-rated Predators in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Anaheim Ducks' No. 18-ranked offense (3 goals per game) against a Nashville Predators defense that ranks No. 13 at 2.92 goals per game allowed. The Ducks power play has clicked at a 10.81% rate while the Predators have a 83.61% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Nashville lost its last outing, a 4-1 result against the Sharks on November 1. Bettors who backed the Sharks at -137 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Last time out for Anaheim, they were a 3-1 loser as they battled the Maple Leafs at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Maple Leafs at -119 were rewarded, while the 4 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Nashville is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Nashville is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Nashville's last 9 games
  • Nashville is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games on the road
  • Anaheim is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Anaheim is 4-10 ATS in its last 14 games
  • Anaheim is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Anaheim's last 6 games

Next Betting Matchups

Nashville at Los Angeles, Saturday, November 4
Anaheim at San Jose, Saturday, November 4