Kings vs. Predators Prediction
The Nashville Predators lost the last three games of their road trip, but return home tonight to face the struggling Los Angeles Kings. Will Nashville snap its losing skid with a win on the puckline tonight?
Saturday, November 17, 2018
Bridgestone Arena at 8:05PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Predators are a -230 favorite on the moneyline. The Kings are a +192 underdog, while the total is set at 5.5 goals. As of Saturday morning, 85 percent of public bets are siding with host Nashville. Check out our NHL Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Kings snap three-game losing streak
Los Angeles secured a 2-1 shootout win at the Blackhawks Friday night as Anze Kopitar went five-hole for the victory after the overtime session ended without a goal. Ilya Kovalchuk also scored in the shootout. Tyler Toffoli gave the Kings (6-11-1) a 1-0 lead with an unassisted goal midway through the second period, while Chicago tied it up at the 17:21 mark of the third period. Cal Petersen recorded 34 saves on 35 shots in the winning effort.
Predators drop third straight
Nashville dropped a 2-1 decision at Arizona Thursday night to complete its five-game road trip with three straight losses after winning the first two games. The Predators (13-5-1) trailed 2-0 through two periods before Nick Bonino cut the deficit in half at the 7:51 mark of the third period. Austin Watson and Roman Josi assisted on the score. Pekka Rinne surrendered two goals on 23 shots in the defeat.
NHL Betting Trends
The Kings are 1-9 in their last 10 Saturday games. Los Angeles is 2-9 in its last 11 games versus the Western Conference.
The Predators are 5-1 in their last six Saturday games. The under is 4-0 in the last four Nashville games playing on one day of rest.
This is a game between two teams heading in opposite directions. Nashville is good enough where this might be the only time all season it drops three games in a row. I'm going to say being back at home energizes the Predators and they win by multiple goals.
NHL DAILY PREDICTION: NASHVILLE PREDATORS PL +120