Nashville Predators vs Colorado Avalanche Prediction NHL Picks 3/30/24

Colorado Avalanche (46-21-6) vs Nashville Predators (43-26-4)

Game Info: Saturday, March 30, 2024 at 6:00 pm (Ball Arena)

Betting Odds: Colorado Avalanche -175 / Nashville Predators +140 --- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article, we will formulate a Predators vs Avalanche betting prediction for this NHL showdown on Saturday, March 30th at the Ball Arena. We will take a look at: 

-The Nashville Predators recent form and recent player performance

-The Colorado Avalanche recent form and recent player performance

-A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for today’s game between the Predators and Avalanche. 

Avalanche Coming off Overtime Loss

The Avalanche in the last game faced off against the New York Rangers, and they were defeated 3-2 in overtime. Devon Toews had a strong game, putting up one goal. The offense overall has been good, but it wasn’t good enough in the last game. The Avalanche are averaging 3.69 goals, while the defense is giving up 2.95 goals per game. The offense is ranked 1st, while the defense is ranked 11th. Nathan MacKinnon has scored 45 goals and added 78 assists so far this season. 

Predators Defense Needs to be Better

The Predators in the last game faced off against the Arizona Coyotes and the defense was awful. The offense scored four goals, but the defense gave up eight, and that led to the defeat. Filip Forsberg had a strong game, putting up one goal and adding one assist. The Predators are averaging 3.26 goals, while their defense is giving up 2.99 goals per game. The offense is ranked 12th in the league, while the defense is ranked 14th. Filip Forberg had a strong game, putting up 41 goals and adding 42 assists. The Predators will face the Bruins after this game.

Colorado Avalanche Player Prop Facts

  • Nathan MacKinnon has recorded at least one assist in each of the Avalanche's last 19 games as home favorites against Western Conference opponents.
  • Valeri Nichushkin has recorded at least one point in each of his last nine home appearances against Western Conference opponents.
  • Valeri Nichushkin has scored at least one goal in each of his last five appearances with the Avalanche as home favorites against Western Conference opponents.
  • Nathan MacKinnon ranks 1st in the league for multi-point games (39) this season.

Nashville Predators Player Prop Facts

  • Filip Forsberg has scored at least one goal in each of the Predators' last seven games.
  • Roman Josi has recorded at least one assist in each of the Predators' last six games against Central Division opponents.
  • Filip Forsberg has recorded at least one point in each of his last 10 appearances against Western Conference opponents.
  • Filip Forsberg ranks T2nd in the league for Game Winning Goals (10) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Colorado Avalanche rank 1st in the league for goals per game this season (3.70).
  • The Colorado Avalanche rank 7th in the league in power play percentage this season (24.30%).
  • The Nashville Predators are one of only two teams to win 12+ games when tied or trailing after Period 2 this season.
  • The Nashville Predators rank T3rd in the league in short handed goals allowed this season (4).

Avalanche vs Predators Betting Prediction

The Predators defense was awful in the last game, and they are going to really struggle in this game. The Avalanche is averaging 3.69 goals per game, and they are going to have no issue running up the score against a Predators defense that gave up eight goals. Look for the Avalanche to score at least six goals, and that will be the difference here. Back the Avalanche on the puck line. 

Shane’s Pick Avalanche -1.5

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