Predators vs Canadiens Prediction NHL Picks Today 3/5

Predators vs Canadiens Prediction NHL Picks Today 3/5

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Preview: Montreal Canadiens vs. Nashville Predators Prediction

 

Montreal Canadiens

Preview

The Montreal Canadiens, with a record of 23-28-10, are set to face the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena. This preview provides an overview of the matchup, including player statistics, recent team performances, and expectations for the game scheduled on March 5, 2024, at 6:00 PM.

Team Overview

The Canadiens have been putting up a fight despite their record, with several close games indicating their potential to compete. They'll be aiming to keep this game tight against the Predators.

Goaltender Comparison

Name Wins L OTL SO GA/G SV%
S. Montembeault 13 10 5 0 3.15 .904
J. Allen 5 12 3 0 3.69 .892
C. Primeau 5 6 2 1 3.04 .901

Scoring Leaders

Nick Suzuki leads the Canadiens' scoring charts with 59 points, comprising 24 goals and 35 assists.

Injury Report

  • Jayden Struble (D) - Day-To-Day (Estimated return: Mar 5)
  • Johnathan Kovacevic (D) - Day-To-Day (Estimated return: Mar 5)

Team Stats

Category Value
GF/G 2.77
GA/G 3.49

Recent Performances

The Canadiens have had some close games recently, including shootout losses to the Tampa Bay Lightning (3/2) and the Florida Panthers (2/29).

 

Nashville Predators

Preview

The Nashville Predators, with a record of 35-25-2, are hosting the Montreal Canadiens at Bridgestone Arena. This preview offers insights into the upcoming clash, highlighting player statistics, recent team performances, and expectations for the game scheduled on March 5, 2024, at 6:00 PM.

Team Overview

The Predators have been in good form lately, aiming to continue their winning streak against the Canadiens.

Goaltender Comparison

Name Wins L OTL SO GA/G SV%
J. Saros 26</ td> 21 2 2 2.82 .908
K. Lankinen 8 4 0 0 3.23 .892

Scoring Leaders

Filip Forsberg leads the Predators' scoring charts with 62 points, comprising 29 goals and 33 assists.

Injury Report

  • Luke Evangelista (RW) - Day-To-Day (Estimated return: Mar 5)

Team Stats

Category Value
GF/G 3.18
GA/G 3.07

Recent Performances

The Predators have been in impressive form, securing wins against tough opponents such as the Colorado Avalanche (3/2) and the Minnesota Wild (2/29).

 

Prediction

Considering the Canadiens' ability to keep games close and their recent shootout loss to the Predators earlier this season, taking the Canadiens with a +1.5 spread seems like a favorable pick. Despite their record, the Canadiens have shown they can compete, and with the Predators likely to secure the win, the Canadiens have a good chance of keeping the game within a goal.

Pick: Canadiens +1.5

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