Golden Knights vs. Predators Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Predators are listed as a -125 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Golden Knights are a +105 underdog, while the total is set at 6 goals.
Las Vegas comes in with a 29-10-2-1 record after a 3-2 overtime loss Saturday at home to the Oilers. Nashville is 25-11-2-4 following a 2-1 home victory Tuesday against the Oilers. The Golden Knights are 2-0 in two meetings this season, while the total has gone 1-1.
In the loss to Edmonton, Las Vegas was led by William Karlsson and Reilly Smith with a goal each. Marc-Andre Fleury allowed three goals on 30 shots to take the loss. The Golden Knights led 2-1 through two periods, but allowed a tying goal at the 17:31 mark of the third period and the game-winning goal with 53 seconds left.
The Predators were paced by Viktor Arvidsson with a goal and an assist in the win over Edmonton. Craig Smith scored the other goal. Pekka Rinne made 25 goals on 26 shots to notch the victory. Nashville led 2-0 through one period and allowed a goal in the first minute of the second period, but held the Oilers at bay after that.
The under is 4-1 in the last five Nashville games overall. Las Vegas is 9-1 in the last 10 games against teams with a winning record. The under is 6-1 in the last seven Las Vegas games agains teams that allowed two or fewer goals in its last game.
The Golden Knights have had the Predators' number twice this season, as they have a lot of teams. I believe Nashville will get its revenge tonight on home ice, where it is 13-4-0-2 this season. Expect a fine performance out of Rinne and the Predators' defense to notch the win.
NHL DAILY PREDICTION: NASHVILLE PREDATORS -125