Vancouver Canucks vs. Nashville Predators - 2/10/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Nashville Predators (26-21-7) at Vancouver Canucks (30-21-5)
NHL Hockey: Monday, February 10, 2020 at 10:00 pm (Rogers Arena)
The Line: Vancouver Canucks -105 / Nashville Predators -105 --- Over/Under: 6
The Nashville Predators and Vancouver Canucks meet Monday in NHL action at the Rogers Arena.
The Nashville Predators need a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Nashville Predators are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 16.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Filip Forsberg leads Nashville with 18 goals, Roman Josi has 40 assists and Ryan Ellis has 90 shots on goal. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 74.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Pekka Rinne has given up 90 goals on 879 shots faced and Juuse Saros has allowed 71 goals on 716 shots. The Nashville Predators have allowed three or more goals in seven of their last 10 games.
The Vancouver Canucks need a win to snap a four-game losing streak. The Vancouver Canucks are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 22.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Elias Pettersson leads Vancouver with 23 goals, JT Miller has 33 assists and Tanner Pearson has 135 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vancouver Canucks are allowing three goals per game and are killing 80.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Jacob Markstrom has given up 104 goals on 1,237 shots faced and Thatcher Demko has allowed 51 goals on 559 shots. The Vancouver Canucks have allowed three or more goals in five straight games.
The Predators are 4-1 in their last 5 road games, 40-11 in their last 51 Monday games and 1-5 in their last 6 vs. Pacific. The Canucks are 9-1 in their last 10 home games, 5-1 in their last 6 Monday games and 10-3 in their last 13 vs. Western Conference. The under is 4-0 in Predators last 4 overall. The over is 4-1-1 in Canucks last 6 overall. The home team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The over is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Vancouver and 8-1 in the last 9 meetings.
Both of these teams have had issues stringing wins together and the defensive effort on both sides has let us down more times than not. The difference here is that the Vancouver Canucks have won nine of their last 10 home games and should be adjusted after returning from a five-game road trip. The Vancouver Canucks have also won the last two meetings against the Predators, outscoring them 11-6 in those matches. Give me the home team and this cheap price.