The Nashville Predators (32-19-4) meet the St. Louis Blues (24-22-5) on Sunday afternoon at the Bridgestone Arena.
The Predators were in action on home-ice against the Dallas Stars on Thursday evening and faced the reverse match on the road at the Blues on the Saturday afternoon prior to this game. Prior to that, their last result was a 5-2 on home-ice against the Arizona Coyotes on Tuesday evening.
The Predators are currently averaging 3.09 Goals per Game, which puts them 11th in the overall NHL rankings. Defensively they are allowing just 2.55 Goals per Game, which leaves them an excellent 3rd overall.
On an individual basis, Viktor Arvidsson has scored 21 goals for the Predators, while Ryan Johansen has provided 36 assists this season to date.
Viktor Arvidsson and @tseguinofficial became the 44th and 45th players to reach 20 goals this season. It marks the most 20-goal scorers through 788 games of a season since 1996-97 (53).— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) February 2, 2019
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The Blues faced a daunting road trip to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday evening, prior to playing host to the Predators on home-ice in the reverse of this match on Saturday afternoon. Prior to that their last game was 3-2 win on the road at the Florida Panthers on Tuesday evening, with them recovering from a 2-0 deficit in the 3rd Period.
The Blues are currently averaging 2.86 Goals per Game, which places them 19th in the overall NHL standings. Defensively they are allowing 2.98 Goals per Game, which has them 15th overall. When it comes to individual stats, Ryan O’Reilly tops both the goals and assists for the Blues with 20 and 33 respectively.
With regards to our bets and predictions for this game, the Predators not only have home-ice advantage, but they also have a 15 point advantage over the Blues in the Central Division (albeit having played four more games) at the time of writing. The Predators look to be the best bet on the Money Line odds to win this game.
Pick: Money Line – Nashville Predators