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Road Sides are a Poor Bet When Predators & Blues Meet

The St. Louis Blues have been extremely inconsistent in the 2016-17 NHL season, but they’re starting to turn the corner now. Next up on the docket is a home date with the Nashville Predators on Saturday.

Shark Bites
  • The home team is 8-2 in the last 10 meetings.
  • The Predators are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in St. Louis.
  • The Blues are 5-1 in their last 6 home games.

Oddsmakers initially set the Blues as -128 favorites with an OVER/UNDER of 5.

The Predators started the year at 3-5-3, but they’ve since won four of five including a 5-1 hammering of the Ottawa Senators on Thursday. Goaltender Pekka Rinne has been the main reason for Nashville’s resurgence, as the netminder has allowed more than two regulation goal once in eight games this month.

Nashville’s power-play has been awful lately, and the Blues are excellent at preventing goals with the man advantage. The Preds are 1-for-19 on the power-play over the past six games, while the Blues have surrendered two power-play goals in 44 chances at home.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

NHL Hockey odds makers at Bovada had the St. Louis Blues as -125 moneyline favorites in this betting matchup. Those over under betting saw the line open at 5 at BetOnline.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Predators to win this game 3.4-2. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Nashville Predators vs St. Louis Blues Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This season the St. Louis Blues are 9-6-3 overall while the Nashville Predators are 7-6-3. As for the totals, St. Louis is 5-9-4 on the OU, and Nashville is 7-7-2. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and St. Louis vs Nashville injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 16 (St. Louis Blues) and the No. 10 (Nashville Predators) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits St. Louis's No. 21-ranked offense, averaging 2.44 goals per game, against a Predators defense that ranks No. 17 at 2.75 goals allowed. The Blues power play is averaging 22.22% while the Predators defense kills off 81.48% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Nashville was a 5-1 winner on the road against the Senators. Bettors on Nashville at -139 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

In their last action, St. Louis was a 3-2 winner at home against the Sharks. Bettors on St. Louis at +102 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 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Nashville is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Nashville is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
  • Nashville is 2-11 SU in its last 13 games on the road
  • St. Louis is 4-13 ATS in its last 17 games
  • St. Louis is 4-17 ATS in its last 21 games at home
  • St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • St. Louis is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Nashville

Next Betting Matchups

Nashville home to Tampa Bay, Monday, November 21st
St. Louis at Boston, Tuesday, November 22nd