Nashville Predators vs Vancouver Canucks NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Predators vs Vancouver Canucks Prediction 4/21/2024

The Nashville Predators (47-30-5) travel to face off against the Vancouver Canucks (50-23-9) on Sunday, April 21st. This game will be played at Rogers Arena in Vancouver and televised on ESPN. Both the Predators and Canucks will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Puck drop is scheduled for 10:00 ET.

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The Nashville Predators Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

On the season, the Predators are 6th in the Western Conference with 99 points and a record of 47-30-5. In their division, Nashville is 4th with a record of 16-10. Over their last ten games, the Predators have gone 4-6 and are 3-2 in their last five games.

On the road, Nashville has gone 24-14-3 this season and has been the underdog in 43 of their 82 games. When the Predators have been the underdog, they have gone 21-19-3, and they have lost three straight games in that situation. Overall, they have gone 2-1 in their last three games.

On the season, Nashville has been the underdog in 43 games, going 27-16 on the puck line in those contests. The Predators have gone 44-38 on the puck line overall, including a mark of 24-17 on the road. So far, Nashville has 29 wins by more than one goal and 18 wins by just one goal.

In their last 10 games, the Predators have gone just 3-7 on the puck line and 5-5 in their last 10 road games. Overall, Nashville’s average scoring margin is +.3 goals per game, and they have been favored in 39 games this year.

After suffering a 4-2 loss on the road to the Penguins, the Predators are looking to bounce back today. On the offensive front, the Predators failed to score in the first or third periods against the Penguins, but they found the net two times in the second period. All two goals came at even strength. They finished with 30 shots on goal and had 4 turnovers.

Entering the game as the underdog, Nashville not only suffered a straight-up loss but also failed to cover the puck line. The game ended with a total of 6 goals, resulting in a push on the over/under.

The Vancouver Canucks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

At home this season, the Canucks have gone 27-9-5, and they are 35-14-6 as the favorite. In the Pacific Division, Vancouver is in first place with a record of 50-23-9, and in the Western Conference, they are third. Over their last ten games, the Canucks have gone 5-5, and they are 3-2 in their last five games.

So far this season, Vancouver has been favored in 55 of their 82 games, and they have gone 29-21 against other Western Conference teams. When playing at home, the Canucks have gone 17-9 in division games, and over their last three games, they have gone 2-1.

When favored this season, the Canucks have gone 22-33 on the puck line, and their average scoring margin in those games is +.9 goals per contest. So far, Vancouver has 31 wins by multiple goals and has gone 41-41 on the puck line.

At home, the Canucks have gone 21-20 vs. the puck line this season, and their average scoring margin is +1.1 goals per game. In their last 10 home games, Vancouver has gone just 3-7 on the puck line.

In their most recent game, the Canucks fell to the Jets on the road by a score of 4-2. Scoring-wise, the Canucks put up one goal during the first period and one time in the second period. Of Vancouver’s two goals, one were scored while in power play situations. Their game ended with 20 shots on goal and four giveaways.

Vancouver was favored by -1.5 giving them a loss vs. the puck line. The combined total of 6 goals exceeded the over/under line, which was set at 5.5 goals for the game.

Nashville Offense Breakdown

For their offensive performance, the Predators come in averaging 3.2 goals per game this season, which is 10th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 8th in the league. The Predators went 26-14 in games where they had more shots than their opponents. However, in games with fewer shots on goal, their record was 18-15.

This season, the Predators have an over/under record of 37-37-8. Throughout the season, they have played 50 games that went over the 5.5 over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is 6.3 per game.

Canucks Offense Breakdown

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On the offensive side, the Canucks are scoring an 3.4 goals per game this season, ranking 6th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 26th in the league. So far this year, the Canucks are 27-9 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 22-13 in games with fewer shots on goal.

For the season, the over/under record of the Canucks’ stands at 41-37-4. They have had 47 games during the season that exceeded the 5.5 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6.1 goals per game.

Nashville Team Defense

The Predators defense is currently 11th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 30.4 shots per game against Nashville. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 18th with 4 shutouts.

Vancouver Team Defense

Defensively, the Canucks are currently 26th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 28.5 shots per game against Vancouver. They also are 8th in shutouts, coming in with 6 shutouts.

Predators vs Canucks Trends

  • In their last five games away from home, the Predators have a straight up record of 2-3 while going 1-4 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 2 goals per game in these contests.
  • Through their last three home contests, the Canucks offense has averaged 3 goals per game while allowing an average of 2. Vancouver posted an overall record of 2-1 while going 1-2 ATS.
  • As the betting underdog, the Canucks have an puck line mark of just 2-3 in their last five games. Vancouver posted a straight up mark of 2-3 in these matchups.
  • Through their last five games as the favorite, the Predators have an puck line record of 3-2 and a straight up mark of 4-1.

Predators vs Canucks Prediction

When it comes to a moneyline wager, I’m going with the Predators to defeat the Canucks while playing on the road. Given the current moneyline odds at +123, I’m placing a wager 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.

When considering the over/under line, which is currently at 5.5 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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