Tampa Bay Lightning vs Anaheim Ducks Prediction, NHL Pick and Preview, February 21st, 2023

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Anaheim Ducks Prediction, NHL Pick and Preview, February 21st, 2023

 

Odds

Time 10:00 p.m. EST
Predators money line +140
Predators spread +1.5 (-170)
Ducks  money line -170
Ducks spread -1.5 (+145)
Over / under 6

 

2021-2022 season stats

  Nashville Predators Anaheim Ducks
Record 13-7-1 18-3
Road / home record 6-4 12-0
Streak L1 W3
Goals per game 3.57 4.00
Goals allowed per game 3.19 2.24
Shots per game 31.3 34.7
Shots allowed per game 31.2 30.2
PP % 25.6% 29.10%
PK % 25.22% 20.80%
Over / under record 12-8-1 11-10
 

Preview

The Nashville Predators will be visiting the Anaheim Ducks at the TD Garden on Tuesday night in what promises to be an exciting game. The two teams have already faced each other this season in Nashville, where the Ducks came out on top with a 5-3 win.

 

Nashville Predators

The Predators come into this game with a 12-9-2 record overall and a 5-6-0 record in road games. They have won four of their last five games and are 9-3-1 in games where they score three or more goals. Nino Niederreiter leads the team in scoring with nine goals and two assists, while Roman Josi has been on fire lately with four goals and nine assists over the last 10 games.

In their last 10 games, the Predators have a 4-6 record, averaging 2.7 goals and 4.6 assists per game. They have also been penalized 4.5 times per game, spending an average of 11.2 penalty minutes per game. On the defensive end, they have given up 2.4 goals per game.

Anaheim Ducks

The Anaheim Ducks, on the other hand, have struggled this season with a 7-18-3 record overall and a 2-11-3 record on the road. They currently rank last in the Atlantic Division with 17 points. The Ducks have committed 137 total penalties this season, which is the second-highest in the league.

Despite their struggles, Troy Terry has been a bright spot for the Ducks, leading the team in scoring with 11 goals and 16 assists. Mason McTavish has also been playing well lately, scoring two goals and adding three assists over the last 10 games.

In their last 10 games, the Ducks have a 2-6-2 record, averaging 2.1 goals and 3.7 assists per game. They have been penalized 4.1 times per game, spending an average of 9.1 penalty minutes per game. Defensively, they have given up 3.8 goals per game.

This game will be a test for both teams, with the Predators looking to continue their winning ways and the Ducks looking to turn things around. The Predators will need to continue to score goals and play solid defense, while the Ducks will need to limit their penalties and tighten up their defense to have a chance at winning.

 

BETTING TRENDS

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

Nashville are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games against Anaheim.

Nashville are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games on the road.

Nashville are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games when playing on the road against Anaheim.

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Anaheim's last 6 games.

Anaheim are 8-1 SU in their last 9 games.

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Anaheim's last 7 games against Nashville.

Anaheim are 10-0 SU in their last 10 games at home.

 

Prediction

The Predators have been playing much better lately, winning six of their last seven games and scoring an average of 4.5 goals per game during that stretch. Despite their recent success, they will be looking to avenge their loss against the Ducks earlier this season at home. The Ducks, on the other hand, are coming off a win against the Maple Leafs but are still one of the worst teams in the league.

The Predators will be relying on their offensive firepower to carry them to victory in this game. With players like Nino Niederreiter and Roman Josi leading the way, the Predators have the potential to score a lot of goals. They will need to continue to play with the same level of intensity and offensive output if they want to secure a win against the Ducks.

The Ducks, on the other hand, will need to tighten up their defense if they want to have a chance in this game. They have struggled defensively this season, giving up an average of 3.8 goals per game over their last 10 games. They will also need to limit their penalties, as they have committed the second-most penalties in the league this season.

Overall, I like the Predators to win this game with relative ease. Their recent success and offensive firepower should be enough to overcome the struggling Ducks. However, anything can happen in hockey, and the Ducks could surprise everyone with a strong performance. It will be interesting to see how the game unfolds and which team will come out on top.

 

PICK: Predators -1.5 (-110) 

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