Nashville Predators vs. Boston Bruins – 12/21/19 NHL Picks and Prediction

Game Details

 

Date:

Saturday, December 21, 2019 

Time: at 7:05pm EST
Location:TD Garden, Boston, MA
Coverage:NESN, FSTN

Odds/Point Spread: 

Predators (+153) Bruins (-170)
 Total/Over-Under:  6

 

The Boston Bruins will be attempting to snap their two-game losing streak when they take on the Nashville Predators on Saturday night.

Statistics

 

 

Betting Trends

 

Betting Trends

  • 16-12-6 this season

  • 21-7-8 this season

  • Nashville o/u is 3-1 the last 10 games

  • Boston o/u is 2-4 the last 10 games

  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Nashville’s last 5 games.

  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Boston’s last 12 games.

  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Nashville’s last 5 games on the road.

  • Boston are 1-7 SU in their last 8 games.

  • Nashville are 1-8 SU in their last 9 games when playing on the road against Boston.

  • Boston are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games at home.

 


 

 

Nashville Predators Injuries

 

Boston Bruins Injuries 

  • Mikael Granlund (Lower Body) is OUT Saturday vs Boston

  • Kevan Miller (Knee) IR (10/02)

  • Viktor Arvidsson (Lower Body) is out indefinitely

  • Jusuf Nurkic (Leg) is out indefinitely

 
  • Karson Kuhlman (Shin)
 
  • John Moore (Illness)

Predators Going For Third Win In Four Games

The Nashville Predators head into this game holding a record of 16 victories and 12 defeats, placing them at sixth in the Central Division. During the season up to this point, they have piled on an aggregate of 118 goals which makes them sit at second in the West and fourth in the association. Their goal differential is +9, placing them at eleventh in the  league. The Predators as of now have a sum of 38 pts, which makes them sit at twentieth in the league and tenth in the Western Conference. With respect to toward the net, they at present have an aggregate of 1,145 which makes them sit at fifth in the Western Conference and eleventh in the league. As a gathering, Nashville as of now has an aggregate of 533 hits which makes them normal 15.7 per challenge. They as of now have an aggregate of 408 squares for the year. The man in the wrinkle for Nashville is Pekka Rinne from Kempele, Finland. He is 37 years of age and has totaled 1,064 minutes protecting the net for the season. Rinne is yielding 2.99 goals per challenge which places him at 21st in the Western Conference and 42nd among goaltenders in the NHL. During this year, he’s given up 53 goals. He’s earned a spare level of .894 which places him at 26th in the Western Conference.

The Predators had their three-game series of wins snapped by Ottawa in their last game and will attempt to ricochet once again from the misfortune with a success over the Bruins, which will give them their third win in their last four games.

Nashville has played well obnoxiously this season, averaging 3.47 goals per game. The group has played better over their last three games, averaging 5.66 goals per game. They scored four objectives in their misfortune to the Senators and will attempt to remain hot against the Bruins.

Scratch Bonino drives the group with 13 goals. He has battled in ongoing games and has just a single objective and two aids his last five games. Ryan Ellis drives the group with 22 helps. He had two aids their last game and six aids their last five games. Roman Josi drives the group with 31 points, he has four objectives and one aid their last five games.

Nashville is surrendering 3.21 goals per game. They surrendered five objectives in their last game and should make a superior showing to move beyond the Bruins on Saturday.

Boston Bruins Looking For Second Win In Nine Games

The Bruins have battled in the course of the most recent two weeks and have lost seven of their last eight games. They will attempt to snap their two-game losing streak with a success over the Predators, which will allow them their second win in their last nine games.

Boston has played well obnoxiously, averaging 3.33 goals per game. The group hasn’t played also during its droop and is averaging three objectives for each game in its last three games.

David Pastrnak drives the Bruins and the NHL with 28 goals. He has three objectives and two aids their last five games. Brad Marchand drives the group with 33 helps and 51 points. He has five aids their last five games.

The Boston Bruins went head to head against the New York Islanders in a game where the Bruins assumed a misfortune by a count of 3 – 2. In this matchup, Boston had a 53.7% Corsi rating. They earned that rate by having a Corsi of 44 while their adversary had a Corsi of 38. Their Fenwick rate came in at 50.0% by method for having a Fenwick of 32 and the Islanders having a 32 Fenwick. This Corsi rating reveals to us the sort of game Boston played and the details disclose to us that they didn’t play well in general. They had a PDO of 93.4 and they completed the game with an oZS level of 65.7%. The Bruins changed over 2 goals of the 29 shots on objective they were looking for. They had 5 strategic maneuver openings in this trip and scored 1 out of those odds. On the opposite side of the ice, the Islanders had 2 strategic maneuver endeavors yet couldn’t place the puck in the net. Boston yielded 21 shots on objective and the Islanders had an aggregate of 10 punishment minutes.

Prediction

Boston has played well protectively this season, holding rivals to 2.44 goals per game. They have surrendered 3.33 goals per game in their last six games and should play better in the event that they need to end their losing streak.

The Bruins are in a droop however they ought to have the option to break out of it against the Predators, who have battled protectively in late games and are surrendering 3.6 goals per game in their last five games. Despite the fact that they have just one win in their last eight game, the Bruins are as yet playing great obnoxiously, averaging three objectives for every game. The Bruins have likewise played well at home and have just one home misfortune in guideline. They additionally take more shots per game and improve work on extraordinary groups, slaughtering 86 percent of their punishments while the Predators are executing 79 percent of theirs. With the Bruins winning three of the last five gathering between the two groups, Boston is the best betting here.

Who will win tonight’s NHL game against the spread?

Prediction:

  • Boston Bruins (-165)
  • Nashville Predators (+153)

     

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