Predators vs Pittsburgh Penguins NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Predators vs Pittsburgh Penguins Prediction 4/15/2024

The Nashville Predators (47-29-5) travel to face off against the Pittsburgh Penguins (37-31-12) on Monday, April 15th. This game will be played at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh and televised on ESPN+. The Predators are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Penguins are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Bruins. Puck drop is set for 7:00 ET.

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The Nashville Predators Are Coming Off A Win

Heading into the final game of the regular season, the Predators are in 6th place in the Western Conference with a record of 47-29-5. In their last 10 games, Nashville has gone 5-5 and they have a record of 2-1 over their last three games. On the road, the Predators have won two straight games and have a record of 24-13-3 this season.

When playing against other teams in the Western Conference, Nashville has gone 28-22 this season and they are 4th in the Central Division. As the underdog, the Predators have gone 21-18-3 this season and they have lost two straight games when they are not favored.

On the season, Nashville has a puck line record of 44-37 and has won 29 games by multiple goals. Their average scoring margin for the year is +.3 goals per game, and they have gone 17-22 against the puck line when favored.

Over their last 10 games, the Predators have a puck line record of just 3-7, and their average scoring margin on the road is +.4 goals per game. So far, their puck line record on the road is 24-16, and they have gone 5-5 against the puck line in their last 10 road games.

In their recent matchup, the Predators hosted the Blue Jackets and came away with a 6-4 victory. In the offensive department, the Predators notched three goals during the first period and three times in the second period. Of Nashville’s six goals, two were scored while in power play situations. Their game ended with 37 shots on goal and 19 giveaways.

Nashville secured a win against the puck line, entering the game as the favorites with a -1.5 goal advantage. The over/under line going into the game was 6.5 goals, which the teams surpassed with their combined 10 goals.

The Pittsburgh Penguins Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

At 37-31-12, the Penguins are 11th in the Eastern Conference and 6th in the Metropolitan Division. In their last ten games, Pittsburgh is 7-3, and they have won two straight games as the favorite. On the year, the Penguins have been favored in 46 of their 80 games and have gone 24-15-7 in those contests.

Through 80 games, the Penguins have 86 points and have gone 23-26 against the Eastern Conference and 13-12 against divisional opponents. At home, Pittsburgh is 22-14-4 this year.

At home this season, the Penguins have gone 18-22 against the puck line and 4-6 in their last ten games. Overall, Pittsburgh’s puck line record is 38-42, and they have 25 wins by multiple goals.

So far, the Penguins have been favored in 46 games and have gone 18-28 vs. the puck line in those contests. In their last ten home games, the team’s average scoring margin is at +.2 goals per game.

Following a 6-4 loss at home to the Bruins, the Penguins are eager to bounce back. The first period saw the Penguins being held without a goal, but they turned things around offensively by scoring two times in the second period and two goals in the third. Pittsburgh’s offense came up with one power-play goals and added one when shorthanded. They wrapped up the game with 32 shots on goal.

Entering the game as the underdog, Pittsburgh not only suffered a straight-up loss but also failed to cover the puck line. The teams surpassed the over/under line, which was set at 6 goals, with a combined total of 10 goals.

Nashville Offense Breakdown

On offense, the Predators are averaging 3.3 goals per game which is 10th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 7th in the league. So far this year, the Predators are 26-14 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 18-14 in games with fewer shots on goal.

This season, the Predators have an over/under record of 37-37-7. Throughout the season, they have played 34 games that went over the 6 over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is 6.3 per game.

Penguins Offense Breakdown

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For their offensive performance, the Penguins come in averaging 3.1 goals per game this season, which is 20th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 8th in the league. Pittsburgh’s offense is currently ranked 29th in power play goals. When it comes to shorthanded goals, they are 24th in the league.

This season, the over/under record for the Penguins’ is 35-40-5. Over the course of the season, they have had 36 games that exceeded the over/under line of 6. On average, their games are averaging 6.1 goals per game.

Nashville Team Defense

Defensively, the Predators come into the season ranked 11th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 30.3 shots per game against Nashville. For the season, they are ranked 17th in shutouts, coming in with 4 shutouts.

Pittsburgh Team Defense

In terms of defense, the Penguins head into the game ranked 15th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 30.2 shots per game against Pittsburgh. So far, they are 4th in shutouts, achieving 7 shutouts.

Predators vs Penguins Trends

  • Although Nashville has a straight up record of 2-3 in their last five road games, they have not held up as well vs the puck line going 1-4. The team averaged 3 goals per game in these games.
  • Through their last ten home contests, the Penguins offense has averaged 3 goals per game while allowing an average of 4. Pittsburgh posted an overall record of 6-4 while going 4-6 ATS.
  • Going back to their previous ten games as the underdog, Pittsburgh has an puck line mark of 6-4 while going 4-6 straight up.
  • As the betting favorite, the Predators have an puck line record of 3-2 in their last five games. In these matchups their, straight up record was 4-1.

Predators vs Penguins Prediction

For a moneyline bet, I’m backing the Penguins to secure a victory over the Predators at home. With the moneyline currently set at -132, I’m locking in my bet on the Penguins straight-up.

My recommended pick for the puck line is to take the Predators to cover. Even if the Penguins win straight-up, this one should be close throughout and the Predators should cover the puck line.

With an over/under line sitting at 6 goals, we like this game to surpass that mark and recommend getting a bet down on the over.

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