The Predators and Avalanche are set to face off at 6:00 ET on ESPN+. The Avalanche will host the game at Ball Arena in Denver, CO. The over/under for this Central division contest is set at 6.5 goals, with the Avalanche being favored by -1.5 at home against the Predators.

NASHVILLE PREDATORS VS COLORADO AVALANCHE BETTING PICK

The Pick: Colorado Avalanche -1.5

This game will be played at Ball Arena at 6:00 ET on Saturday, March 30th.

WHY BET THE COLORADO AVALANCHE:

  • In spite of being 1.5 goal underdogs, we anticipate the Predators winning this one 4-3.
  • We like the Predators on the moneyline (+145)
  • The Predators are also our pick on the spread at +1.5

Can the Predators Lock in a Win at Denver?

Heading into today’s game, the Predators find themselves in 6th place in the Western Conference with a record of 43-26-4. Over their last ten games, Nashville has gone 8-2 and have won two straight games as the underdog.

On the road this season, the Predators have gone 22-11-3 and have been the underdog in 40 of their 73 games. Against other teams in the Western Conference, Nashville has gone 26-20 and 14-8 against Central Division opponents.

On the road this season, the Predators have a puck line record of 23-13 and an average scoring margin of +.4 goals per game. Overall, Nashville has a puck line record of 41-32, and they have gone 6-4 against the puck line in their last ten games.

So far this year, the Predators have been the underdog in 40 games, and their puck line record as the underdog is 27-13. In their last ten games as the underdog, Nashville has gone 8-2 against the puck line.

Games involving Nashville have an average of 6.3 goals per game this season. Their average over/under line is 6.2. In terms of their over/under performance, the Predators come in with a record of 33-34-6.

The Predators are 2-1 puck line in their three last road games and 2-1 straight-up.

The Predators come into the game scoring an average of 3.3 goals per game, putting them 12th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 12th in the league. This year, the Predators have recorded a 24-13 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. For games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 17-13 record.

Nashville’s leading goal scorer is Filip Forsberg. So far this season, he has 41 goals, placing him 9th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Forsberg has 42 assists this season.

Defensively, the Avalanche are currently 19th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29.3 shots per game against Colorado. They also are 16th in shutouts, coming in with 4 shutouts.

Entering the game, goalie Juuse Saros has started 58 games this season. His current record stands at 32-22, and his save percentage is 0.991%.

Is a Home Win Possible for Colorado?

At home this season, the Avalanche have gone 28-8-1, but they are currently in the midst of a two-game losing streak at home. In the Western Conference, Colorado is in 3rd place and 2nd in the Central Division. Overall, the Avalanche have a record of 46-22-6.

Over their last ten games, Colorado has gone 8-2, and they have been favored in 62 of their 74 games this season. When favored, the Avalanche have gone 41-16-6. In their last five games, the Avalanche have gone 3-2, and they are 1-2 over their last three games.

Colorado enters this game with a puck line record of 35-38 and a puck line mark of 21-15 at home. So far, the Avalanche have had 32 wins by multiple goals compared to 15 losses by more than one goal.

Over their last three games, the Avalanche have gone 0-3 vs. the puck line, and their average scoring differential at home this year is +1.7 goals per game. This season, Colorado has been the favorite in 62 games, going 30-32 vs. the puck line in those contests.

This season, Colorado’s games are averaging 6.7 goals per game. Their average over/under line is 6.4. The Avalanche currently have an over/under record of 40-30-3.

Across their last three road contests, Nashville has been good against the puck line posting a mark of 2-1. Their overall mark in these games was 2-1, while averaging 3 goals per game.

On the offensive side, the Avalanche are scoring an 3.7 goals per game this season, ranking 1st in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 4th in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Avalanche offense is 2nd in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 10th in the NHL.

Colorado’s current leading scorer is Nathan MacKinnon. This season, he has 45 goals, which puts him 5th in the NHL. MacKinnon also comes into the game with 78 assists.

The Avalanche defense is currently 19th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 29.3 shots per game against Colorado. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 16th with 4 shutouts.

Entering the game, goalie Alexandar Georgiev has started 56 games this season. His current record stands at 37-15, and his save percentage is 0.973%.