One of the five NHL games scheduled for Monday, February 13, will take place in Nashville, and here you can read the best Coyotes vs. Predators betting pick and odds.
Arizona is looking to avoid the third straight loss when they visit Nashville at Bridgestone Arena. The Predators are -240 moneyline favorites on BetOnline Sportsbook, while the total is set at 6 goals. These conference rivals have met once this year, the Predators won 4-3 after the shootout in Nashville.
Coyotes fell short of the Blues in OT
For the second time in a row, the Arizona Coyotes (17-28-6-2, 28-25 ATS) suffered an overtime loss. Following a 4-3 overtime defeat against the Chicago Blackhawks, the Coyotes lost 6-5 in OT against the St. Louis Blues. Arizona will conclude a three-game road trip with this clash in Nashville and then will spend five of the next six games at home.
It was an eventful game in St. Louis; Arizona got to a 2-0 lead in the first period, but the Blues answered with five goals to make it 5-2. However, the Coyotes managed to force overtime thanks to three goals in the space of ten minutes in the final frame, but Ryan O’Reilly scored a winner for the hosts in OT. Nick Schmaltz and Juuso Valimaki were impressive for the Coyotes with four points apiece, while Clayton Keller had three points. When it comes to points this season, Clayton Keller is the only Coyote among the top 100 players in the NHL with 48 points (G 21, A 27).
Connor Ingram (3-11-3) is a probable goaltender for Arizona against the Predators on Monday. The 25-year-old is allowing 3.61 goals per game this year with a .899 SV% and no shutouts.
LW Andrew Ladd (knee) and D Shayne Gostisbehere (upper body) are out indefinitely. C Liam O’Brien (upper body) and D Jakob Chychrun (possible trade) are questionable to meet Nashville on Monday.
Predators edged the Flyers in OT
The Nashville Predators (25-19-5-1, 24-26 ATS) returned to winning ways with an overtime 2-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on the road. The Predators were at home for four consecutive games, winning three of those in the process, and now will have a three-game homestay. Right now, Nashville sits in the 10th place in the Western Conference with 56 points, 14 behind the Dallas Stars, who lead the West.
Nino Niederreiter and Matt Duchene scored for the visitors, and Juuse Saros registered 23 saves in a win. Matt Duchene contributed two points in a 2-1 victory in Philly. So far this season, Roman Josi leads the Predators with 43 points (G 12, A 31), while Filip Forsberg with 42 (G 19, A 23) and Duchene with 41 points (G 13, A 25) are also playing a vital role in Nashville’s offense.
Juuse Saros (20-14-5) is expected to start in the cage against Arizona on Monday. The 27-year-old is surrendering 2.73 goals per contest along with a .919 SV% and one shutout.
D Mark Borowiecki (upper body) and D Alexandre Carrier (upped body) are out indefinitely. LW Filip Forsberg (knee) is questionable to play on Sunday.
- 8-21 in the last 29 in the third game of a 3-in-4 situation
- 1-5 in the last six after scoring five goals or more in their previous game
- 2-6 in the last eight Monday games
- 4-1 in the last five overall
- 5-1 in the last six home games
- 5-0 in the last five when their opponent allows five goals or more in their previous game
Arizona Coyotes vs. Nashville Predators Pick
The Predators traditionally have a solid defense. This year, the Preds are allowing 2.82 goals per game opposite Arizona, who is surrendering 3.53 gpg. Nashville has a slightly better offense, but neither team is even among the top 20 in the NHL. Connor Ingram allowed four goals in three of his previous four starts, and I don’t think the Coyotes, who have the second-worst road defense in the league, will be able to avoid a big loss here. The Predators scored four goals in each of the last four H2H duels.
Pick: Take the Predators at -1.5 Puck Line (+100)
Arizona did allow ten goals in the last two games, but the Coyotes scored 3+ in four of the previous five games, and I am backing the visitors to score at least two on Monday. After all, they managed to do so in 15 of the last 16 H2H encounters. Over is 4-1 in the last five H2H meetings; Over is 5-2 in the Predators’ previous seven after scoring two goals or less in their last game, while Over is 4-1 in Nashville’s last five games playing on one day of rest.Pick: Go Over 6 goals (-110)