The red-hot St. Louis Blues (45-20-10) carry a perfect 8-0-0 winning streak into this Sunday night’s game against the Nashville Predators (43-27-5). The Blues will try to earn their ninth straight win as a Blues vs Predators prediction favorite on the road in Nashville.
Blues vs Predators Odds & Analysis
The Blues opened as -133 favorites before betting action on Nashville as the preferred Blues vs Predators prediction in this Central Division showdown moved the line down to St. Louis -115. The Predators are going off at -105 and the total is up to six goals after opening at 5.5 goals. The OVER is 4-1 in Nashville’s last five games against St. Louis.
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St. Louis’s Offense Has Been Unstoppable Over Current Win Streak
The defensively sound Minnesota Wild had no answers for St. Louis’s blistering offensive attack as the Blues picked up a 6-5 win in overtime on Saturday. Pavel Buchnevich and Brayden Schenn led the way with a goal and two assists each, with Schenn’s goal coming as the overtime winner. Buchnevich has scored four goals and recorded 10 assists in St. Louis’s last seven games.
Everything is clicking for the Blues on offense right now. St. Louis has scored at least four goals in all eight games of the team’s current winning streak with an average of 4.88 goals per game over that stretch. The Blues are just 3-5 SU in their last eight games playing on the second night of a back-to-back, though this current winning streak started on the second night of a back-to-back with a 6-4 win over the Calgary Flames.
Nashville Has Enjoyed Success At Home Over The Blues In Recent Years
The Predators bounced back from a 4-0 loss to the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night with a 4-3 win at home over the Chicago Blackhawks. Juuse Saros faced 31 shots in the win and will likely get the night off on the second night of a back-to-back, paving the way for backup goaltender David Rittich to get the start. Rittich has posted underwhelming stats this season with a 5-3-2 record, a 3.21 goals against average and an .891 save percentage.
Nashville enters Sunday’s action with an 11-2 SU record in its last 13 home games against the Blues. Bettors taking Nashville as their Blues vs Predators prediction are hoping that home ice plays a big role in helping the Predators hand the Blues their first loss since April 1.
Blues vs Predators Pick & Insights
Blues: Keys to Win
St. Louis has one of the hottest offenses in the NHL right now and will have the chance to square off against Nashville’s back-up goaltender in this one. The Blues should be a popular Blues vs Predators prediction on Saturday given the circumstances and their recent form.
Predators: Keys to Win
The Predators are 6-0 SU in their last six games with four or more goals scored. Bettors making a bet on Nashville should consider parlaying their play with the OVER six goals as its seems pretty likely that the Predators are more likely to make this game competitive with their offense than they are by slowing down this Blues offense.
Odds Shark’s Computer Blues vs Predators Prediction: Blues ML -115
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