Predators vs. Golden Knights Prediction
The Nashville Predators snapped a three-game losing streak last game and will look to keep the positive trend going tonight at the Las Vegas Golden Knights. Can Nashville get another win tonight at a Las Vegas team that has struggled lately at home?
Saturday, February 16, 2019
T-Mobile Arena at 10:05PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Golden Knights are a -121 favorite on the moneyline. The Golden Knights are a +101 underdog, while the total is set at 5.5 goals. As of Saturday morning, 63 percent of public bets are coming in on visiting Nashville. Check out our NHL Public Betting Page for up-to-date information.
Predators top Canadiens
Nashville earned a 3-1 victory on its home ice Thursday night over Montreal to improve to 34-21-5 on the season. Ryan Hartman broke a scoreless tie midway through the second period with his 10th goal of the season. It was assisted by Craig Smith. The Canadiens made it a 1-1 game five-plus minutes into the third period, but the Predators took the lead again a few minutes later as Brian Boyle scored his 14th goal of the season. Assists on the goal went to P.K. Subban and Roman Josi. Viktor Arvidsson added an insurance goal, his 26th of the season, with nine minutes remaining on assists from Ryan Johansen and Ryan Ellis. Pekka Rinne turned away 34 of 35 shots in the winning effort.
Golden Knights doubled up by Maple Leafs
Las Vegas lost its third straight game on its current homestand as it fell 6-3 to Toronto Thursday night. Paul Stastny tied it up at 1-1 for the Golden Knights on a shorthanded goal 2:46 into the second period off an assist from Reilly Smith. Oscar Lindberg gave Las Vegas a 2-1 advantage less than five minutes later on a goal assisted by Cody Eakin and Shea Theodore. The Maple Leafs proceeded to score twice to take a 3-2 advantage through two periods. The Golden Knights evened it up again with 15:48 left in the third as William Karlsson scored his 18th goal of the season, assisted by Jon Merrill and Jonathan Marchessault. Toronto scored three goals in the final 10 minutes to send Las Vegas to defeat. Marc-Andre Fleury allowed six goals on 43 shots in the loss.
NHL Betting Trends
The Predators are 4-1 in their last five games as an underdog. Nashville is 17-8 in its last 25 games versus a team with a winning record.
The Golden Knights are 2-7 in their last nine games overall. Las Vegas is 5-2 in its last seven games following a loss by three or more goals.
Nashville is playing the better hockey at the moment and Rinne is in a groove. With Las Vegas struggling to get it going, I'm going to take a shot on a good value pick with Nashville here. Neither team has a rest advantage, so I'll go with the squad that is playing stronger hockey at the moment.
NHL DAILY PREDICTION: NASHVILLE PREDATORS +101