Don’t miss out on the NHL showdown between the Blues and Predators. The game is starting at 8:00 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN. Get ready to place your bets! This Central division matchup has an over/under of 6 goals, and the Predators are favored by -1.5 at home vs. the Blues.

ST. LOUIS BLUES VS NASHVILLE PREDATORS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Nashville Predators -1.5

This game will be played at Bridgestone Arena at 8:00 ET on Thursday, April 4th.

WHY BET THE NASHVILLE PREDATORS:

  • The Predators enter this game as 1.5-goal favorites and in our projections and we anticipate them winning by a score of 4-3.
  • Take the Predators on the moneyline
  • On the spread, we like Blues (+1.5)

Will the Blues Find a Way to Win in Nashville?

On the season, the Blues have gone 40-30-4 and sit in 5th place in the Central Division. In the Western Conference, St. Louis is 9th and has 84 points. On the road, the Blues have gone 17-17-2 and have won three straight games away from home. As the underdog, St. Louis has gone 31-21-4 this season.

Over their last ten games, the Blues have gone 7-3 and have won three of their last five games overall. Against teams in the Western Conference, St. Louis has gone 24-20 this season. In their last three games, the Blues have gone 2-1.

St. Louis has a puck line record of 45-29 this season and has gone 9-1 against the puck line in their last 10 games. So far, the Blues have been the underdog in 56 games and have a puck line mark of 37-19 in those games.

On the road, the Blues have gone 19-17 against the puck line this season and have a puck line record of 5-5 in their last 10 road games. Overall, St. Louis has 24 wins by multiple goals compared to 16 wins by just one goal.

Games involving St. Louis have an average of 5.9 goals per game this season. Their average over/under line is 6.2. In terms of their over/under performance, the Blues come in with a record of 30-37-7.

St. Louis has played well in their previous three road games, going 3-0 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 5 goals per game while allowing 2. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 3-0.

On the offensive side, the Blues are scoring an 2.9 goals per game this season, ranking 26th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 26th in the league. This year, the Blues have recorded a 13-10 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. For games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 26-18 record.

St. Louis will be looking for a good game from Pavel Buchnevich who leads the team in scoring with 26 goals, ranking 55th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 32 assists so far.

Nashville defense takes on the Blues ranked 12th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 30.2 shots per game against Nashville. They also are 14th in shutouts, with 4 shutouts.

Goalie Jordan Binnington comes into the game having made 50 starts this season. So far, his record is 27-18 and he has a save percentage of 0.973%.

Are Nashville Ready for a Home Win?

At home this season, the Predators have gone 21-16-1, and overall, they have a record of 43-28-4. In the Western Conference standings, Nashville is in 7th place and 4th in the Central Division. Over their last ten games, the Predators have gone 6-4, but they have lost three straight games.

As the favorite, Nashville has gone 22-11-1 this season, and they have been favored in 34 of their 75 games. In games against other Western Conference teams, the Predators have gone 26-21, and in division games, they have a record of 14-9.

At home, the Predators are 18-20 against the puck line this season and have gone 5-5 vs. the puck line in their last ten games at home. Overall, Nashville has a puck line record of 41-34 and has gone 26-22 in games decided by multiple goals.

So far, the Predators have played as the favorite in 34 games and have gone 14-20 vs. the puck line in those contests. In their last ten games, Nashville has gone 0-3 against the puck line and 0-5 vs. the puck line in their last five.

This season, Nashville’s games are averaging 6.3 goals per game. Their average over/under line is 6.2. The Predators currently have an over/under record of 34-35-6.

St. Louis has played well in their previous three road games, going 3-0 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 5 goals per game while allowing 2. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 3-0.

In terms of their offensive performance, the Predators are averaging 3.2 goals per game this season, putting them in the 13th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 12th in the league. Nashville’s offense is currently ranked 14th in power play goals. When it comes to shorthanded goals, they are 15th in the league.

The leading scorer for Nashville’s offense is Filip Forsberg. Coming into the game he has 41 goals, ranking 9th in the NHL. Forsberg also comes into the game with 43 assists.

Defensively, the Predators come into the season ranked 12th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 30.2 shots per game against Nashville. For the season, they are ranked 14th in shutouts, coming in with 4 shutouts.

Goalie Juuse Saros gets the start and has made 59 starts this season. His record at this point is 32-23, and his save percentage is 0.991%.