The Nashville Predators (8-10-0) travel to face off against the St. Louis Blues (10-7-1) on Friday, November 24th. This game will be played at Enterprise Center in St. Louis and televised on ESPN+. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Puck drop is set for 3:00 ET.
Nashville Predators vs St. Louis Blues
The Nashville Predators Are Coming Off A Win
As they head into their game vs. the Blues, the Predators have a 8-10-0 record thus far. While playing at home, their record stands at 6-4-0, and they have 2-6-0 mark on the road. This record has them sitting 6th in the Western Central division and 12th in the Western conference. Nashville’s average scoring margin for the season is -0.2, resulting in an overall puck line record of 6-12. When playing at home their scoring margin is +.4, whereas in away games, they are at -0.9.
In their previous game, the Predators hosted the Flames and game away with a 4-2 win. After scoring two goals in the first period, the Predators found the net two times in the 3rd period against the Flames. One of Nashville’s four goals were generated during power plays, while one were scored when shorthanded. In total, they had 45 shots on goal.
Going into the game, Nashville was the underdog, giving them a win vs. the puck line. The game ended with 6 goals, resulting in a push on the over/under line.
The St. Louis Blues Are Coming Off A Win
So far this season, the Blues have an overall record of 10-7-1. On the road, St. Louis is 4-5-1 and 6-2-0 at home. At the moment, they hold the 4th spot in the Western Central division and are ranked 7th in the Western conference. St. Louis’ average scoring margin for the season is +.1, resulting in an overall puck line record of 7-11. When playing at home their scoring margin is +1.0, whereas in away games, they are at -0.7.
The Blues most recently took on the Coyotes and secured a win with a score of 6-5. Facing off against the Coyotes’ defense, the Blues offense scored in all three periods. The St. Louis offense recorded 31 shots on goal and successfully netted two times while short-handed during the game.
Despite being the underdog, St. Louis managed to secure a win against the puck line in the game. With a combined total of 11 goals, the teams exceeded the over/under line of 6.5 goals set for the game.
Nashville Offense Breakdown
Offensively, the Predators come into the game at 3.1 goals per contest placing 19th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 15th position in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Predators offense is 8th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 12th in the NHL.
The Predators’ over/under record this season is 8-6-4. For the season, they have had 7 games that surpassed this game’s over/under line of 6. Overall, their games are averaging6.4 goals per game.
St. Louis Offense Breakdown
In terms of their offensive performance, the Blues are averaging 2.9 goals per game this season, putting them in the 28th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 25th in the league. Looking at how the Blues’ offense is performing during power plays, they are 31st in power play goals and 2nd in shorthanded goals.
This season, the Blues’ have an over/under record of 5-11-2. Throughout the season, they have played 9 games that did not exceed the 6 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 5.8 goals per game.
Nashville Team Defense
The Predators defense is currently 20th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 29.3 shots per game against Nashville. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 10th with 1 shutouts.
St. Louis Team Defense
St. Louis defense takes on the Predators ranked 13th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 31.8 shots per game against St. Louis. They alsso are 9th in shutouts, with 2 shutouts.
Predators vs Blues Trends
- Through their last five road contests, the Predators offense has averaged 2 goals per game while allowing an average of 4. Nashville posted an overall record of 1-4 while going 1-4 ATS.
- When looking at their past three matchups at home, St. Louis has an puck line record of 2-1 while averaging 3 per game. The team went 2-1 overall in these games.
- As the betting underdog, the Blues have an puck line record of 2-1 in their last three games. In these matchups their, straight up record was 2-1.
- Looking back on the team’s last three games as the favorite, the Predators have a straight up record of 1-2. Their record vs the puck line in these games was 1-2.
When making a moneyline pick, my choice is the Predators to come out with a win against the Blues while playing on the road. Considering the moneyline odds at -110, I’m placing my bet on the Predators to win outright.
If you’re looking to get a bet down on this matchup, we foresee the Predators winning the underdog. However, if you’re not as confident in the Predators straight-up, we’d still recommend placing a bet on them to cover the puck line.
If you’re looking at the over/under line set at 6 goals, our prediction is that this game will exceed that mark, and we strongly advise placing a bet on the over.
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