The Vancouver Canucks (21-10-2) travel to face off against the Nashville Predators (18-13-0) on Tuesday, December 19th. This game will be played at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Puck drop is set for 8:00 ET.
Vancouver Canucks vs Nashville Predators
The Vancouver Canucks Are Coming Off A Win
This season, the Canucks have a mark of 21-10-2. When going on the road, Vancouver has a record of 9-6-1 record, while they are 12-3-1 at their home arena. They are currently positioned 2nd in the Western Pacific division and 2nd in the Western conference. This season, Vancouver has managed to win 15 games by a margin of more than one goal while losing five games by multiple goals. Their overall puck line record for the season is 22-10.
The Canucks are coming off a 4-3 road win over the Blackhawks. Scoring-wise, the Canucks put up one goal during the first period and three times in the second period. Of Vancouver’s four goals, one came while in power play. They ended the game with 26 shots on goal and had one giveaways.
Although Vancouver secured a straight-up win, they did not cover the puck line, as they were favored by -1.5. The combined total of 7 goals exceeded the over/under line, which was set at 6.5 goals for the game.
The Nashville Predators Are Coming Off A Win
This season, the Predators have put together an overall record of 18-13-0. When playing on the road, Nashville has gone 7-7-0, while their home record stands at 11-6-0. This record has them sitting 4th in the Western Central division and 7th in the Western conference. Nashville’s average scoring margin this season is +.2, leading to an overall puck line record of 16-15. At their home arena, they have a scoring margin of +.4, while on the road, it is -0.1.
Facing the Capitals in their last game, the Predators won by a score of 3-1. In every single period, the Predators’ offense scored a goal against the Capitals. Out of Nashville’s three goals, one were scored during power plays. They concluded the game with 23 shots on goal and had 22 giveaways.
Coming into the game favored by -1.5, Nashville also managed to pick up a victory against the puck line. The game ended below the over/under line of 6, with a combined total of 4 goals.
Vancouver Offense Breakdown
On offense, the Canucks are averaging 3.8 goals per game which is 1st in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 24th in the league. In terms of the Canucks’ offense during power plays, they are 2nd in power play goals and 11th in shorthanded goals.
This season, the Canucks have an over/under record of 18-12-2. Throughout the season, they have played 20 games that went over the 6 over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is 6.2 per game.
Nashville Offense Breakdown
In terms of their offensive performance, the Predators are averaging 3.2 goals per game this season, putting them in the 11th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 14th in the league. Coming into the game, the Predators have 8-7 record when they have more shots on goal than their opponent. When they have fewer shots on goal, they are 10-6.
The Predators’ over/under record this season is 13-14-4. For the season, they have had 13 games failing to surpass this game’s over/under line of 6. Overall, their games are averaging 6.2 goals per game.
Vancouver Team Defense
Defensively, the Canucks come into the season ranked 5th in goals allowed. Opponents are averging 29.9 shots per game against Vancouver. For the season, they are ranked 2nd in shutouts, coming in with 4 shutouts.
Nashville Team Defense
Nashville defense takes on the Canucks ranked 12th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 30.6 shots per game against Nashville. They alsso are 18th in shutouts, with 1 shutouts.
Canucks vs Predators Trends
- When looking at their past three road matchups, Vancouver has an puck line record of 2-1 while averaging 3 per game. The team went 2-1 overall in these games.
- Across their ten previous home games, Nashville has an puck line mark of 4-6. Their straight up record in these matchups was 6-4 while averaging 3 goals per game.
- Spanning across their last ten games as the betting underdog, the Predators have gone 7-3 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 6-4.
- In their last five games as the betting favorite, the Canucks have a straight up record of 3-2, while going 2-3 against the spread.
For a moneyline bet, I’m backing the Predators to secure a victory over the Canucks at home. With the moneyline currently set at -111, I’m locking in my bet on the Predators straight-up.
When it comes to my suggested pick for the puck line, I’d advise taking the Canucks to cover. Even in the event of a Predators victory, this matchup is likely to remain closely contested, and the Canucks 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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