Nashville Predators at Montreal Canadiens - 3/10/20 NHL Picks and Prediction
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Nashville Predators (34-26-8) at Montreal Canadiens (31-30-9)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Bell Centre)
The Line: Montreal Canadiens -103 / Nashville Predators -107 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Nashville Predators and Montreal Canadiens meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Centre Bell.
The Nashville Predators need a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Nashville Predators are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 16.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Filip Forsberg leads Nashville with 19 goals, Roman Josi has 47 assists and Craig Smith has 181 shots on goal. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 75.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Pekka Rinne has given up 105 goals on 1,004 shots faced and Juuse Saros has allowed 96 goals on 1,108 shots. The Nashville Predators have allowed three or more goals in 13 of their last 21 games.
The Montreal Canadiens ned a win after splitting their last eight games. The Montreal Canadiens are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 17.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Tomas Tatar leads Montreal with 22 goals, Max Domi has 27 assists and Brendan Gallagher has 223 shots on goal. Defensively, the Montreal Canadiens are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 78.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Carey Price has given up 156 goals on 1,719 shots faced and Keith Kinkaid has allowed 24 goals on 192 shots. The Montreal Canadiens have allowed three or more goals in 12 of their last 17 games.
The Predators are 6-1 in their last 7 games playing on 2 days rest, 5-1 in their last 6 vs. Eastern Conference and 5-2 in their last 7 games following a win. The Canadiens are 1-4 in their last 5 home games, 2-6 in their last 8 games as an underdog and 4-9 in their last 13 overall. The under is 4-1 in Predators last 5 overall. The over is 7-3 in Canadiens last 10 overall. The Predators are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Montreal and 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
The Nashville Predators have been the better team over these last few weeks and have done a much better job at stringing wins together. The Montreal Canadiens haven't looked good down the home stretch, mainly on the defensive end, and home ice hasn't helped them all that much. The Preds have also won four straight against the Montreal Canadiens and have outscored them 7-2 in the last two meetings. I want the Nashville Predators and the slightly cheaper price.