Nashville Predators Travel to Anaheim to Face the Ducks
The Nashville Predators will face off inside of the Honda Center on Monday night to square off against the Anaheim Ducks in a Western Conference matchup.
The Predators are sitting at fourth in the Central Division (35-21-4, 74 points), while the Ducks are sixth in the Pacific Division (27-25-11, 65 points) this season and fighting for a playoff spot.
These teams are facing off for the third and final game against one another as Nashville is 2-0 against Anaheim after a 4-1 home win on March 10.
Both teams have some solid offensive weapons, so this should be a great matchup between hungry players, so let’s dive into both teams and decide the best play here.
Game Preview: Nashville Predators at Anaheim Ducks March 21
Defenseman Roman Josi has been doing very well as he is tied for third in assists and 14th in the sport in points as he has recorded 69 points (17 goals, 52 assists). He scored seven points in his last two games.
Nashville has been doing very well on the offensive side of the ice as they are scoring 3.20 goals on 29.2 shot attempts. On the defensive side of things, the Predators are allowing 2.75 goals on 31.5 shots this season.
Goalie Juuse Saros has been one of the better players at the position as he has a 29-18-3 record with a .924 save percentage and 2.41 goals allowed per game.
The Ducks are playing pretty well offensively so far this season as they are averaging 2.84 goals on 29.8 shots right now. Center Troy Terry is tied for 16th in the NHL in goals as he has posted 52 points (29 goals, 23 assists) while adding three points in his previous five games.
Goaltender John Gibson has struggled this season inside of the net as he posted a 17-18-9 record with 3.05 goals allowed per game and a .905 save percentage. As a team defensively, Anaheim is giving up 3.11 goals on 29.9 shot attempts so far.
Nashville Predators at Anaheim Ducks Betting Prediction
Anaheim does not have an answer to defend against defenseman Roman Josi in this game, so it will be a sight to watch. Nashville is 17-10-4 on the road, so they should do well as the better team in this game.
The major difference has been on the defensive side of the ice in the previous five games as the Predators are allowing 2.4 goals while the Ducks are giving up 4.4 goals per game.
Both teams have been doing very well against the spread this season as Nashville is currently 35-25 while Anaheim is 38-25 against the spread up to this point. All in all, go with the Nashville Predators to cover the puck line on the road in this game as they improve to 3-0 against the Anaheim Ducks.
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