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Coyotes vs Predators Game 3 Pick

Phoenix CoyotesNashville Predators
May 2, 9:00 PM | Bridgestone Arena

Phoenix Coyotes vs Nashville Predators Odds

42-27-13TEAM RECORD48-26-8

The Nashville Predators are home favorites on the NHL betting lines for Wednesday night as they try to win for the first time in their second-round playoff series against the Phoenix Coyotes.

But they will also be without two of their top offensive threats - forwards Alexander Radulov and Andrei Kostitsyn. Both were suspended by the team for apparently having a few drinks after Game 2.

The Predators fell into an 0-2 hole in the best-of-seven series with a 5-3 road loss as an underdog in Game 2 on Sunday. Mike Smith made 30 saves on 33 Nashville shots for Phoenix that day.

Supporters of the Coyotes have seen them go 42-27-13 so far this season, while the Predators are at 48-26-8. In totals betting, the Predators are 34-39-9, while the Coyotes are 30-39-13.

View Phoenix vs Nashville Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Coyotes listed as underdogs of +-185 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 5, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 16-rated Coyotes taking on the No. 12-rated Predators in this contest.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Nashville's No. 8-ranked offense (2.9 goals per game) against a Coyotes defense that ranks No. 7 at 2.5 goals per game allowed. The Predators powerplay has clicked at a 21.6% rate while the Coyotes have a 85.5% rate on the penalty kill.

Nashville was a 5-3 loser in its last match on the road against the Coyotes. They lost as -120 favorites, while the total score of 8 made winners of OVER bettors.

Phoenix Coyotes Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Chicago are 7-3
After playing Nashville are 8-2
After a win are 8-2

Nashville Predators Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Minnesota are 4-6
After playing Phoenix are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

A few Coyotes at Predators trends to consider:
Phoenix is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Phoenix is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games
Phoenix is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Nashville
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Phoenix's last 6 games
Nashville is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Nashville is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Nashville's last 6 games when playing Phoenix
Nashville is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games when playing at home against Phoenix

Next up:
Phoenix at Nashville, Friday, May 4