The Anaheim Ducks (13-25-1) travel to face off against the Nashville Predators (22-17-1) on Tuesday, January 9th. This game will be played at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville and televised on ESPN+. The Predators are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Ducks are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Red Wings. Puck drop is set for 8:00 ET.
Anaheim Ducks vs Nashville Predators
The Anaheim Ducks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
With a record of 13-25-1, the Ducks are currently in 7th place in the Pacific Division and 14th in the Western Conference. Over their last ten games, Anaheim has gone just 3-7, and they have lost their last two games. On the road this season, the Ducks have gone 7-9-0 and have won their last two road games.
As the underdog, Anaheim has gone 12-22-1 this season and has lost their last two games as the underdog. Against Western Conference opponents, the Ducks have gone 6-16 this season, and they have lost their last three games against conference opponents.
On the season, the Ducks have a puck line record of 22-17, and they have gone 6-4 against the puck line in their last ten games. So far, Anaheim has been the underdog in all but four of their games, and their average scoring margin as the underdog is at -0.9 goals per game.
Currently, the Ducks have dropped three straight games when favored against the puck line, and they have 15 losses by more than one goal. In their last ten road games, the team’s puck line record is at an even 5-5.
The Ducks aim to bounce back following their 3-2 loss at home to the Red Wings. In the first period against the Red Wings, the Ducks scored one goal, in addition to scoring one time in the 3rd period. All two goals came at even strength. They finished with 30 shots on goal and had 5 turnovers.
Despite the loss, Anaheim did cover the puck line, as they went into the game as the underdog. With a combined total of 5 goals, the game concluded below the over/under line of 6.5.
The Nashville Predators Are Coming Off A Win
At home this season, the Predators have gone 12-10-0, and they have been favored in 16 of their 40 games. In the Western Conference, Nashville is in 7th place and 4th in the Central Division. Over their last ten games, the Predators have gone 5-5, and they have won two straight games as the underdog.
So far this year, Nashville has gone 22-17-1 overall, including a record of 11-12 against other Western Conference teams. Over their last five games, the Predators have gone 3-2, and they have won two of their last three games.
When favored, the Predators have gone 6-10 against the puck line this season. Overall, Nashville has gone 22-18 against the puck line, including 11 wins by multiple goals.
At home, the Predators have gone 12-10 against the puck line and 5-5 against the puck line in their last ten games at home. In their last five games at home, Nashville has gone just 2-3 against the puck line.
In their most recent matchup, the Predators played against the Stars and won with a score of 4-3. Throughout the game against the Stars, Predators’ offense managed to score in every single period. All four goals came at even strength. They finished with 22 shots on goal and had 8 turnovers.
Despite being the underdog, Nashville managed to secure a win against the puck line in the game. The teams surpassed the over/under line, which was set at 6.5 goals, with a combined total of 7 goals.
Anaheim Offense Breakdown
For their offensive performance, the Ducks come in averaging 2.5 goals per game this season, which is 29th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 25th in the league. This season, the Ducks have a 2-12 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 10-10 record.
The Ducks come in with an over/under record of 16-21-2. Over the course of the season, they have had 23 games failing to surpass the 6.5 goal over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is at 5.8 per game.
Nashville Offense Breakdown
On offense, the Predators are averaging 3.1 goals per game which is 15th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 15th in the league. Nashville’s offense comes into the game ranked 11th in power play goals. And in terms of shorthanded goals, they are 9th in the NHL.
The Predators’ over/under record this season is 18-17-5. For the season, they have had 23 games failing to surpass this game’s over/under line of 6.5. Overall, their games are averaging 6.3 goals per game.
Anaheim Team Defense
Entering the game, the Ducks’ defense ranks 24th in takeaways, averaging 6.1 takeaways per contest. In the NHL, they currently stand at 8th in terms of goals allowed, giving up an average of 3.2 goals per game.
Nashville Team Defense
Nashville defense takes on the Ducks ranked 11th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 30.4 shots per game against Nashville. They also are 9th in shutouts, with 2 shutouts.
Ducks vs Predators Trends
- Anaheim has a 2-3 record in their last five road games. In this stretch, they averaged 2 goals per game while allowing 2. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 3-2.
- Across the Predators last ten home games, the team averaged 2 goals per game while allowing 3. Their record vs the puck line in these contests was 5-5, while going 4-6 straight-up.
- Going back to their last ten games as the underdog, the Predators have a straight up record of 5-5. But, their mark vs the puck line was just 8-2.
- Spanning across their last five games as the betting favorite, the Ducks have gone 2-3 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 2-3.
If you’re searching for a moneyline bet in this matchup, our analysis favors the Predators as the likely winner. Nevertheless, considering the current odds at -231, I’d suggest exploring the puc line bet, as our projections indicate the Predators winning by more than a single goal.
For a puck line prediction, our preference is the Predators to secure a win and cover. Anticipate the Predators to win this one by multiple goals over the Ducks.
With an over/under line sitting at 6.5 goals, we like this game to remain below that mark and recommend getting a bet down on the under.
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