Colorado Avalanche vs Nashville Predators Prediction, Pick and Preview, May 7 (5/7): NHL

Colorado Avalanche vs Nashville Predators Prediction, Pick and Preview, May 7 (5/7): NHL

Credit: photo by  Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

 

Odds:

Time 4:30 p.m. EST
Avalanche money line -235
Avalanche spread -1.5 (+110)
Predators  money line +195
Predators spread +1.5 (-130)
Over / under 6.5

 

2021-2022 season stats

  Colorado Avalanche Nashville Predators
Record 58-19-7 45-31-8
Road / home record 24-14-3 25-14-2
Streak W2 L3
Goals per game 3.76 3.20
Goals allowed per game 2.83 3.05
Shots per game 35.0 29.7
Shots allowed per game 32.1 32.0
PP % 24.8% 24.8%
PK % 20.70% 20.70%
Over / under record 44-35-5 50-34

 

Preview

The Nashville Predators and the Colorado Avalanche will meet again at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville to play the Game 3 of the playoffs 1st round in the West. The Avalanche have the lead 2-0 in the series.

Colorado Avalanche

Colorado won 3 of their last 5 games in the regular season but are 24-17 on the road. They have 58-19-7 overall record ranking 1st in the Central Division. The Avalanche are 17-7-4 against divisional rivals. Colorado averages 8.8 penalty minutes per game, the ninth-most in the Western Conference and have gone 50-4-4 when scoring three or more goals.

Mikko Rantanen has 36 goals and 56 assists for the Avalanche. Artturi Lehkonen has scored six goals with one assist over the last 10 games.

In their last 10 games the Avalanche are 4-6, averaging 3.4 goals, 5.5 assists, 4.1 penalties and 10.4 penalty minutes while giving up 3.2 goals per game.

Nashville Predators

The Predators have lost 6 of their last 7 games and are 25-16 at home this season with a 45-31-7 record overall and rank 5th in the Central division. The Predators are 16-10-2 against the rest of their division. Nashville averages 4.8 penalties per game, the most in the league. Tanner Jeannot leads the team with 40 total penalties.

Roman Josi has 23 goals and 73 assists for the Predators. Matt Duchene has seven goals and six assists over the last 10 games.

In their last 10 games the Predators are 3-7, averaging 3 goals, 5.4 assists, 5.3 penalties and 13.8 penalty minutes while giving up 4.7 goals per game.

BETTING TRENDS

Colorado are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games against Nashville.

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Colorado's last 5 games on the road.

Nashville are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games.

The total has gone OVER in 5 of Nashville's last 6 games against Colorado.

Prediction

The Predators have lost 6 of their last 7 games but are 9-4 in their last 13 games when playing at home against Colorado. The Avalanche are clearly the better team but they haven't been profitable ATS on the road this season and have failed to cover the last 4 games away. The Avs win but the Predators cover.

PICK: Predators +1.5 (-130)

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