Blues vs. Predators Prediction
The St. Louis Blues won at the Nashville Predators yesterday, while the two teams complete a home-and-home back-to-back this afternoon. Can Nashville get some revenge from Saturday's contest and win on its home ice today?
Sunday, February 10, 2019
Bridgestone Arena at 12:35PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Predators are a -155 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Blues are a +135 underdog, while the total is set at 5.5 goals. As of Sunday morning, 73 percent of public bets are coming in on host Nashville. Check out our NHL Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Blues win fifth straight
St. Louis kept rolling Saturday with a 3-2 victory at home over the Predators. The Blues (26-22-5) scored twice in the first period, opening the scoring with a Vince Dunn goal assisted by Robert Thomas and Oskar Sundqvist. It was the seventh goal of the season for Dunn. Victor Tarasenko made it 2-0 with his 19th goal of the season on an assist courtesy of Brayden Schenn. Nashville cut it to 2-1 in the second, but the Blues added a goal by Mackenzie MacEachern with 9:02 left in the period. It was his second goal of the season and assisted by Ivan Barbashev and Thomas. The Predators cut it to 3-2 with 1:15 remaining in the third, but could not find the equalizer. Jordan Binnington made 29 saves on 31 shots in the win.
Predators have two-game win streak snapped
Nashville's 3-2 loss at St. Louis Saturday dropped it to 33-20-4 on the season and ended a modest two-game winning streak. After falling behind 2-0 through 20 minutes, a power play goal by Mattias Ekholm with 12:32 left in the second period cut the deficit in half. It was his seventh goal of the season and assisted by Craig Smith and P.K. Subban. With the Predators trailing 3-1 in the third, Ryan Johansen scored his 11th goal of the season with 1:15 left to make things interesting. Filip Forsberg and Roman Josi assisted on the score. Pekka Rinne made 30 saves on 33 shots in the victory.
NHL Betting Trends
The Blues are 4-0 in their last four road games. St. Louis is 5-1 in its last six games versus the Central Division.
The Predators are 4-1 in their last five Sunday games. Nashville is 5-2 in its last seven games overall.
St. Louis is on a nice streak, but are still having a down season and the Predators are very tough to beat on their home ice. Jake Allen will be in net for the Blues and he only has an .897 save percentage on the season, so I can't trust him here. Nashville will turn to Juuse Saros and he is more trustworthy with a .917 save percentage. All signs point toward the Predators winning this one and getting one back on the Blues.
NHL DAILY PREDICTION: NASHVILLE PREDATORS -155