Anaheim Ducks vs. Nashville Predators - 1/5/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Anaheim Ducks vs. Nashville Predators - 1/5/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Nashville Predators (19-15-6) at Anaheim Ducks (16-20-5)

NHL Hockey: Sunday, January 5, 2020 at 10:00 pm (Honda Center)

The Line: Anaheim Ducks +120 / Nashville Predators -143 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Nashville Predators and Anaheim Ducks meet Sunday in NHL action at the Honda Center.

The Nashville Predators look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Nashville Predators are averaging 3.4 goals per game and are scoring on 15.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Roman Josi leads Nashville with 14 goals, Nick Bonino has nine assists and Ryan Ellis has 90 shots on goal. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 75.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Pekka Rinne has given up 67 goals on 627 shots faced and Juuse Saros has allowed 56 goals on 508 shots. The Nashville Predators have allowed three or less goals in five of their last nine games.

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The Anaheim Ducks need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Anaheim Ducks are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 14.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Jakob Silfverberg leads Anaheim with 15 goals, Hampus Lindholm has 16 assists and Rickard Rakell has 103 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 79.4 percent of their opponents power plays. John Gibson has given up 90 goals on 971 shots faced and Ryan Miller has allowed 33 goals on 332 shots. The Anaheim Ducks have allowed three or more goals in eight of their last nine games.

The Predators are 5-2 in their last 7 Sunday games, 5-11 in their last 16 games as a favorite and 1-7 in their last 8 games playing on 0 days rest. The Ducks are 4-9 in their last 13 home games, 1-4 in their last 5 games as an underdog and 7-19 in their last 26 overall. The over is 8-1-1 in Predators last 10 overall. The over is 5-1 in Ducks last 6 overall. The Predators are 7-2 in the last 9 meetings. The favorite is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings. The home team is 6-0 in the last 6 meetings. The over is 10-4-3 in the last 17 meetings in Anaheim and 18-8-8 in the last 34 meetings.

The home team has won each of the last six meetings between the Predator and Ducks, and seven of the last eight meetings overall. The Nashville Predators are obviously playing better hockey, but they're on the end of a back to back, something they've had no recent success on lately. The Anaheim Ducks are well rested and are usually able to grind out home wins here and there. I'll take a stab with the plus money.

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Randy’s Pick Anaheim Ducks +120

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