Boston Bruins vs Nashville Predators Prediction NHL Picks 4/2/24

Nashville Predators (43-27-4) vs Boston Bruins (43-17-15)

Game Info: Tuesday, April 2, 2024 at 8:00 pm (Bridgestone Arena)

Betting Odds: Nashville Predators +100 / Boston Bruins -120 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article we will formulate a Boston Bruins vs Nashville Predators betting prediction for this NHL game on Tuesday, April 2nd at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. To formulate this prediction, we will examine:

  • The Bruins recent form and recent player performance 
  • The Predators recent form and recent play performance
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Boston
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Nashville
  • Recent betting trends in games played between Boston and Nashville
  • A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for Today’s Game between Boston and Nashville 

Bruins Preview

The Boston Bruins are 43-17-15 this season after they defeated the Capitals in a shootout by a score of 3-2 in their last game. Boston allowed Washington to tie the game at two in the second period, but they were able to pick up the win in the shootout. The Bruins out shot Washington by a total of 29-20 and went 0-2 on the power play in the game. Boston lost to Tampa Bay by a score of 3-1 in the game prior to Washington, but did beat Florida before that. The Bruins are scoring 3.27 goals per game and they are allowing 2.73 goals against per game, while going 23.2% on the power play and 82.1% on the penalty kill. David Pastrnak has led Boston with 45 goals, 57 assists, and 352 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for Boston is Linus Ullmark, who is 19-9-7 this year with a 2.64 goals against average and a .914 save percentage. 

Predators Preview

The Nashville Predators are 43-27-4 this year after they lost to Colorado by a score of 7-4 in their last game. Nashville led 4-2 in the second period, but they allowed the last five goals in the game for the loss. The Predators were out shot by a total of 42-35 and went 0-5 on the power play in the game. Nashville lost to Arizona by a score of 8-4 in the game prior to Colorado, but they won the previous six games. The Predators are scoring 3.27 goals per game and they are allowing 3.04 goals against per game, while going 20.5% on the power play and 76.3% on the penalty kill. Filip Forsberg has led Nashville with 41 goals, 43 assists, and 304 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for Nashville is Juuse Saros, who is 32-22-4 this year with a 2.83 goals against average and a .906 save percentage. 

Nashville Predators Player Prop Facts

  • Gustav Nyquist has recorded at least one assist in eight of the Predators' last nine home games.
  • Filip Forsberg has scored at least one goal in each of the Predators' last eight night games.
  • Filip Forsberg has recorded at least one point in each of the Predators' last 13 night games.
  • Filip Forsberg has scored the first goal in each of the Predators' last three home games against Atlantic Division opponents.
  • Filip Forsberg ranks T2nd in the league for Game Winning Goals (10) this season.

Boston Bruins Player Prop Facts

  • Justin Brazeau has scored at least one goal in three of the Bruins' last four games as favorites.
  • Pavel Zacha has recorded an assist in eight of the Bruins' last nine night games.
  • Morgan Geekie has recorded at least one point in each of his last 12 Tuesday appearances against Central Division opponents.
  • Jake DeBrusk has the equal-most Shorthanded Goals for the Bruins this season (2).

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Nashville Predators rank 26th in the league in penalty kill percentage this season (76.34%).
  • The Nashville Predators are one of only two teams to win 12+ games when tied or trailing after Period 2 this season.
  • The Boston Bruins rank 6th in the league for goals against per game this season (2.73).
  • The Boston Bruins rank 7th in the league in penalty kill percentage this season (82.07%).

Bruins vs Predators Betting Prediction

Nashville was the hottest team in the NHL for a few weeks, but they have lost two games in a row and they have allowed 15 goals in those two losses. Despite the two losses, Nashville has shown they are a dangerous team and they should be in the playoffs. The Predators are 21-15-1 at home, while Boston is 20-8-9 on the road. The Bruins have won two of their last three games and they are trying to pull away from the Panthers for first in the Atlantic. We have seen some questionable defense from Nashville in recent games, as they have allowed 19 goals in their last three, and I think Boston could pour it on here. Take the over in this matchup. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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