St Louis Blues vs Nashville Predators Prediction, Pick and Preview, April 17 (4/17): NHL

St Louis Blues vs Nashville Predators Prediction, Pick and Preview, April 17 (4/17): NHL

Credit: photo by Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

 

Odds

Time 6:00 p.m. EST
Blues money line -115
Blues spread -1.5 (+195)
Predators money line -105
Predators spread +1.5 (-235)
Over / under 6
 

2021-2022 season stats

  St Louis Blues Nashville Predators
Record 45-20-10 43-27-5
Road / home record 19-11-6 24-13
Streak W8 W1
Goals per game 3.71 3.19
Goals allowed per game 2.83 2.87
Shots per game 30.6 29.8
Shots allowed per game 31.5 31.9
PP % 25.8% 24.0%
PK % 16.34% 24-21%
Over / under record 39-32-4 43-32

 

Preview

The St Louis Blues will try to win their 9th straight win when they visit the Nashville Predators on Sunday. This is the fourth time these teams face off this season, the Blues have won 2 of the last 3 head to head games. The Blues already clinched the playoff berth while the Preds are still on the fight.

St Louis Blues

The Blues have won 8 games in a row and are 19-17 on the road with a 45-20-10 record overall ranking 2nd in the Central division. The Blues are 15-5-3 against the rest of their division. St. Louis is fourth in the league averaging 6.6 assists per game, led by Robert Thomas with 0.8.

Vladimir Tarasenko has 73 total points while scoring 32 goals and totaling 41 assists for the Blues. Thomas has six goals and 14 assists over the last 10 games for St. Louis.

In their last 10 games the Blues are 9-1, averaging 5 goals, 9.2 assists, 2.2 penalties and 4.4 penalty minutes while allowing 2.8 goals per game with a .918 save percentage.

Nashville Predators

The Predators have lost 3 of their last 5 games and are 24-13 at home with a 43-27-5 record overall ranking 4th in the Central division. The Predators are 28-14-2 in conference play. Nashville ranks sixth in the Western Conference recording 8.8 points per game, averaging 3.2 goals and 5.6 assists.

 Roman Josi has 88 total points for the Predators, 20 goals and 68 assists. Ryan Johansen has six goals over the last 10 games for Nashville.

In their last 10 games the Predators are 6-4, averaging 2.9 goals, 5.4 assists, 4.8 penalties and 14.2 penalty minutes while giving up 2.5 goals per game with a .920 save percentage

BETTING TRENDS

St. Louis are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games against Nashville.

The total has gone OVER in 7 of St. Louis' last 8 games on the road.

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Nashville's last 5 games against St. Louis.

Nashville are 7-2 SU in their last 9 games at home.

Prediction

The Blues are on a hot streak, winning their last 8 games and averaging 5 goals per game in their last 10 games and already beat twice the Sabres earlier this season. They've been also cover machines as they're 9-1 ATS in their last 10 games. The Predators are playing good at home, winning 5 of their last 7 games in Nashville but the Blues offense will be too much for them.Take the Blues. 

PICK: Blues ML (-115)

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