Vegas Golden Knights vs. Nashville Predators - 10/15/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Nashville Predators (3-2) at Vegas Golden Knights (4-2)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 10:00 pm (T-Mobile Arena)
The Line: Vegas Golden Knights -141 / Nashville Predators +117 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Nashville Predators and Vegas Golden Knights meet Tuesday in NHL action at the T-Mobile Arena.
The Nashville Predators look for a victory here after splitting their last four games. The Nashville Predators are averaging 4.6 goals per game and are scoring on 23.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Filip Forsberg leads Nashville with four goals, Matt Duchene has seven assists and Roman Josi has 18 shots on goal. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing 4.2 goals per game and are killing 71.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Pekka Rinne has given up nine goals on 85 shots faced and Juuse Saros has allowed 10 goals on 64 shots. The Nashville Predators have allowed 14 goals in their last three games.
The Vegas Golden Knights look for another home victory to build on a solid 4-2 start to the NHL season. The Vegas Golden Knights are averaging 3.8 goals per game and are scoring on 17.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Mark Stone leads Vegas with four goals, Max Pacioretty has six assists and Jonathan Marchessault has 20 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vegas Golden Knights are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 94.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Marc-Andre Fleury has given up 12 goals on 180 shots faced and Malcolm Subban has allowed two goals on 14 shots. The Vegas Golden Knights have allowed two or less goals in four of their first six games.
The Predators are 6-0 in their last 6 Tuesday games, 2-6 in their last 8 vs. a team with a winning record and 0-4 in their last 4 games as an underdog. The Golden Knights are 13-5 in their last 18 games following a win, 11-5 in their last 16 games as a home favorite and 11-5 in their last 16 home games. The over is 4-0 in Predators last 4 games playing on 2 days rest. The under is 8-3 in Golden Knights last 11 home games. The under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The home team has won four of the last five meetings between the Nashville Predators and Vegas Golden Knights. Vegas is also playing better hockey at the moment with a defense that currently has the best penalty kill in the league. The Nashville Predators also haven't had much recent success in the underdog role and has been shaky defensively. I've also mentioned numerous times that I usually blindly back Vegas on their home ice, where they've won 11 of their last 16 games as a favorite. I'll take the reasonable price with the home team.