Anaheim at Nashville Pro Hockey Odds Analysis

Posted by Aaron . on April 18, 2016 in

On Tuesday night, the Anaheim Ducks head to Nashville in a deep 0-2 hole, having lost 3-2 in Game 2 on Sunday night. Nashville has never held a 2-0 lead in a playoff series, and now they could finish off the Ducks without having to go back to California. Find out the latest NHL betting odds here.

Anaheim Ducks at Nashville Predators Pro Hockey Odds Analysis

When: Tuesday, April 19, 2016, 9:30pm Eastern time
Where: Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TN
TV: USA
Radio: WPRT 102.5 FM Radio Nashville
Live Stream: NHL-Stream.com
NHL Odds: TBA

Why should you bet on Anaheim?

It’s been very rare that John Gibson has had consecutive bad nights in goal for the Ducks, and the odds of a third straight poor effort are slim indeed. Also, the Ducks have not gotten any breaks at all from the officials. It’s usual that game officials will try to keep power plays relatively even in the playoffs. However, in Game 2, the Predators went on five power plays, while the Ducks did not go on any. This was a game in which the Predators’ James Neal smacked Gibson in the mask with his hockey stick after the whistle. With these factors, the Ducks have a solid chance to turn the series around in Game 3.

Why should you put your money on the Predators?

The Anaheim Ducks completed their amazing comeback in the Pacific Division on the regular season’s last day, taking the title from the Los Angeles Kings on the last day. However, Nashville has taken over the Ducks’ gritty, physical style and made it their own. Corey Perry, the Ducks’ top scorer, has not posted a goal, and Ryan Kelser and Ryan Getzlaf were held silent in Game 2. If the Ducks stick with their starting goalie and don’t try to make some changes on both ends of the ice, in terms of their tactics, there’s nothing to suggest that the Predators won’t keep rolling.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

I like the Predators to keep the pressure on Anaheim in Game 3. I’m predicting a 2-1 Predators win.