Nashville Predators vs Saint Louis Blues NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Predators vs St. Louis Blues Prediction 2/17/2024

The Nashville Predators (27-25-2) travel to face off against the St. Louis Blues (29-22-2) on Saturday, February 17th. This game will be played at Enterprise Center in St. Louis and televised on ESPN+. The Blues are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Predators are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Stars. Puck drop is set for 5:00 ET.

Predators vs Blues

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The Nashville Predators Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Heading into the game, the Predators are 9th in the Western Conference with a record of 27-25-2. Over their last ten games, Nashville has gone just 3-7 and is currently on a two-game losing streak. On the road this season, the Predators have gone 13-10-2.

As the underdog, Nashville has gone 16-16-2 this season and has been the underdog in 34 of their 54 games. In the Central Division, the Predators are currently in 5th place with a division record of 10-6.

As the underdog, the Predators come into the game with a puck line record of 27-27, including a road puck line mark of 14-11. So far this season, Nashville has an average scoring margin of -0.3 goals per game, and they have lost four straight games vs. the puck line.

Overall, the Predators have gone 21-13 against the puck line as the underdog, and they have 14 wins by more than one goal. In their last ten road games, Nashville has a puck line record of 7-3.

Coming off a 9-2 loss at home to the Stars, the Predators are hoping to bounce back today. On the offensive front, the Predators failed to score in the first or third periods against the Stars, but they found the net two times in the second period. All two goals came at even strength. They finished with 29 shots on goal and had 12 turnovers.

As the underdog, Nashville suffered both a straight-up and loss vs. the puck line. The teams surpassed the over/under line, which was set at 6 goals, with a combined total of 11 goals.

The St. Louis Blues Are Coming Off A Win

At home this season, the Blues have gone 16-9-1, and overall, they are 29-22-2. In the Western Conference, they are currently in 8th place and 4th in the Central Division. Against other teams in the West, St. Louis has gone 17-14 on the year.

Over their last ten games, the Blues have been on a roll, going 8-2, and in their last five games, they have gone 3-2. This season, St. Louis has been the favorite in 15 games and has gone 7-8 in those games.

When favored, the Blues have gone 6-9 vs. the puck line and have an average scoring margin of -.3 goals per game. So far, St. Louis has 17 wins by multiple goals and 12 wins by just one goal. Overall, their puck line record is at 31-22.

At home, the Blues have gone 17-9 vs. the puck line and have an average scoring margin of +.3 goals per game. In their last ten home games, St. Louis has gone 7-3 vs. the puck line, and their puck line record at home is at 14-13. So far, they have 20 losses by more than one goal.

The Blues recently hosted the Oilers and emerged victorious with a 6-3 win. Throughout the game against the Oilers, Blues’ offense managed to score in every single period. Of St. Louis’ six goals, two came while in power play. They ended the game with 30 shots on goal and had six giveaways.

Going into the game, St. Louis was the underdog, giving them a win vs. the puck line. With a combined total of 9 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 goals per contest placing 16th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 13th position in the league. This season, the Predators are 14-13 when getting more shots on goal than their opponents. And in games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 12-12 record.

This season, the Predators’ have an over/under record of 23-25-6. Throughout the season, they have played 23 games that did not exceed the 6 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6.3 goals per game.

Blues Offense Breakdown

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On offense, the Blues are averaging 2.9 goals per game which is 20th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 26th in the league. The St. Louis offense is ranked 23rd in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 3rd in the NHL.

The Blues have posted an over/under record of 22-26-5 so far this season. During last season, they participated in 23 games that did not exceed the over/under line set at 6. On average, their games had 6.9 goals per game.

Nashville Team Defense

Nashville defense takes on the Blues ranked 14th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 30.3 shots per game against Nashville. They also are 20th in shutouts, with 2 shutouts.

St. Louis Team Defense

St. Louis defense takes on the Predators ranked 8th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 31.7 shots per game against St. Louis. They also are 18th in shutouts, with 3 shutouts.

Predators vs Blues Trends

  • Nashville 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.
  • The Blues are 2-1 puck line in their last three home games and 2-1 straight-up.
  • Through their last three games as the underdog, the Blues have an puck line record of 2-1 and a straight up mark of 2-1.
  • Spanning across their last three games as the betting favorite, the Predators have gone 0-3 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 1-2.

Predators vs Blues Prediction

When making a moneyline pick, my choice is the Blues to come out with a win against the Predators while playing at home. Considering the moneyline odds at -117, I’m placing my bet on the Blues to win outright.

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

When considering the over/under line, which is currently at 6 goals, we believe that this game will go over that threshold, and we recommend wagering on the over.

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