Avalanche vs Predators Prediction NHL Picks 3/2/24

Nashville Predators (34-25-2) vs Colorado Avalanche (37-19-5)

Game Info: Saturday, March 2, 2024 at 6:00 pm (Bridgestone Arena)

Betting Odds: Nashville Predators +123 / Colorado Avalanche -152 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Colorado Avalanche look for a win after winning 5 of their last 8 games. The Nashville Predators are riding a 7-game winning streak. Here’s a Colorado Avalanche vs Nashville Predators prediction.

Colorado Avalanche Betting Preview

The Colorado Avalanche are coming off wins over the Stars and Blackhawks. The Colorado Avalanche are averaging 3.67 goals per game and are scoring on 24.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Nathan MacKinnon leads Colorado with 36 goals, Cale Maker has 51 assists and Mikko Rantanen has 198 shots on goal. Defensively, the Colorado Avalanche are allowing 3.08 goals per game and are killing 81.1 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Alexandar Georgiev has allowed 138 goals on 1,376 shots faced, while Justus Annunen has given up 14 goals on 161 shots.

Nashville Predators Betting Preview

The Nashville Predators are coming off wins over the Ducks, Senators, and Wild. The Nashville Predators are averaging 3.15 goals per game and are scoring on 19.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Filip Forsberg leads Nashville with 29 goals, Roman Josi has 45 assists and Ryan O’Reilly has 139 shots on goal. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 76 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Juuse Saros has allowed 128 goals on 1,373 shots faced, while Kevin Lankinen has given up 47 goals on 434 shots.

Nashville Predators Player Prop Facts

  • Gustav Nyquist has scored the last goal in three of the Predators' last four games.
  • Gustav Nyquist has recorded at least one assist in each of the Predators' last eight home games against Western Conference opponents.
  • Filip Forsberg has scored a goal in four of the Predators' last five games against Central Division opponents.
  • Gustav Nyquist has recorded at least one point in each of the Predators' last 10 games against Central Division opponents.
  • Colton Sissons has the most Shorthanded Goals for the Predators this season (3).

Colorado Avalanche Player Prop Facts

  • Devon Toews has recorded at least one point in each of the Avalanche's last seven games against Central Division opponents.
  • Nathan MacKinnon has scored at least one goal in each of the Avalanche's last four games against Central Division opponents.
  • Nathan MacKinnon has recorded at least one assist in 18 of his last 19 appearances against Western Conference opponents.
  • Nathan MacKinnon ranks 1st in the league for multi-point games (32) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Nashville Predators rank 26th in the league in penalty kill percentage this season (76.04%).
  • The Nashville Predators rank T3rd in the league in short handed goals allowed this season (4).
  • The Colorado Avalanche rank 1st in the league for goals per game this season (3.67).
  • The Colorado Avalanche rank 7th in the league in power play percentage this season (24.07%).

Colorado Avalanche vs Nashville Predators prediction

The Colorado Avalanche are the better team on paper, and they're the more trustworthy team given what they've accomplished over the years. The Avs have also won 8 of the last 9 meetings against the Predators. I can understand why the Avalanche will be favored in this spot. With all that said, the Predators are one of the hottest teams in the league with 7 straight wins, and getting plus money with them at home has to be a valuable spot. The Nashville Predators haven't lost a game since February 15 and this is the first time in over a week where they've been underdogs. The Predators are rolling at both ends of the ice, and I'm not excited to step in front of that. Give me the Predators.

Randy’s Pick Nashville Predators +123

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