Avalanche vs Nashville Predators NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Avalanche vs Nashville Predators Prediction 3/2/2024

The Colorado Avalanche (37-19-5) travel to face off against the Nashville Predators (34-25-2) on Saturday, March 2nd. This game will be played at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville and televised on ESPN+. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Puck drop is set for 6:00 ET.

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The Colorado Avalanche Are Coming Off A Win

On the season, the Avalanche are 4th in the Western Conference with 79 points and a record of 37-19-5. In the Central Division, Colorado is currently 3rd, and they have gone 10-7 against divisional opponents this year.

Over their last ten games, the Avalanche have gone 5-5, and they come into tonight’s game having won two straight games. On the road this season, Colorado has gone 14-13-5.

On the road this season, the Avalanche have gone 11-21 against the puck line, and they have a puck line record of 29-32 overall. So far, Colorado has 28 wins by multiple goals and has gone 26-26 against the puck line when favored. Their average scoring differential on the road is -.3 goals per game, and their average scoring margin overall is +.6 goals per contest.

Over their last ten road games, the Avalanche have gone just 3-7 against the puck line, and their puck line record for the season is 18-11 as the road team. Colorado has gone 2-1 against the puck line in their last three games and 4-6 in their last ten games overall. So far, the Avalanche have 14 losses by multiple goals.

In their last game, the Avalanche went up against the Blackhawks and emerged as winners with a score of 5-0. The Avalanche’s offense scored in each period against the Blackhawks. Out of Colorado’s five goals, one were scored during power plays. They concluded the game with 33 shots on goal and had four giveaways.

Colorado came in as the favorites with a -1.5 goal advantage and, as a result, recorded a win against the puck line. The game finished below the over/under line of 6 with a combined total of 5 goals.

The Nashville Predators Are Coming Off A Win

At home this season, the Predators have gone 16-15-0 and are currently on a two-game winning streak at home. In the Western Conference standings, Nashville is in 8th place and have a record of 34-25-2. Over their last ten games, the Predators have gone 8-2, and they have won their last five games.

As the underdog this season, the Predators have gone 18-16-2, and they have won two straight games as the underdog. In games against other Western Conference teams, Nashville has gone 21-18 this season.

At home, the Predators have gone 15-16 vs. the puck line and have a puck line record of 34-27 overall. So far, Nashville has 20 wins by multiple goals and 14 wins by just one goal.

Against the puck line, the Predators have gone 7-3 in their last 10 games and 23-13 as the underdog. On the year, Nashville’s average scoring differential is at +.1 goals per game.

In their previous game, the Predators hosted the Wild and game away with a 6-1 win. Against the Wild, the Predators’ offense netted goals in all three periods. Of Nashville’s six goals, one were scored while in power play situations. Their game ended with 31 shots on goal and 10 giveaways.

Nashville secured a win against the puck line, entering the game as the favorites with a -1.5 goal advantage. The teams surpassed the over/under line, which was set at 6 goals, with a combined total of 7 goals.

Colorado Offense Breakdown

The Avalanche come into the game scoring an average of 3.7 goals per game, putting them 1st in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 5th in the league. This season, the Avalanche are 24-10 when getting more shots on goal than their opponents. And in games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 11-8 record.

For the season, the over/under record of the Avalanche’s stands at 35-24-2. They have had 35 games during the season that exceeded the 6.5 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6.8 goals per game.

Predators Offense Breakdown

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For their offensive performance, the Predators come in averaging 3.1 goals per game this season, which is 13th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 10th in the league. This year, the Predators have recorded a 17-13 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. For games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 16-12 record.

The Predators come in with an over/under record of 27-28-6. Over the course of the season, they have had 36 games failing to surpass the 6.5 goal over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is at 6.3 per game.

Colorado Team Defense

The Avalanche defense is currently 19th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 29.3 shots per game against Colorado. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 18th with 3 shutouts.

Nashville Team Defense

Defensively, the Predators are currently 12th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 30.2 shots per game against Nashville. They also are 23rd in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.

Avalanche vs Predators Trends

  • Through their last five road games, Colorado has an puck line record of just 2-3. However, their overall record was 2-3 while averaging 3 goals per game.
  • Through their last five home contests, the Predators offense has averaged 3 goals per game while allowing an average of 3. Nashville posted an overall record of 3-2 while going 2-3 ATS.
  • Spanning across their last five games as the betting underdog, the Predators have gone 3-2 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 2-3.
  • In their last five games as the betting favorite, the Avalanche have a strong straight up record of 3-2. In addition, their puck line record was 3-2 in these scenarios.

Avalanche vs Predators Prediction

For a moneyline pick, I’m taking the Predators to pick up on a win over the Avalanche at home. With the moneyline sitting at +116, I’ll be locking in a bet on the Predators straight-up.

Our projections have the Predators pulling out a win as the underdog. But if you’re not as bullish as we are on the Predators, we’d recommend at least getting a bet down on them to cover the puck line.

When considering the over/under line, which is currently at 6.5 goals, we believe that this game will go over that threshold, and we recommend wagering on the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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