Nashville at St. Louis NHL Playoffs Betting Odds Preview Game 2

Posted by Aaron . on April 27, 2017 in

The Nashville Predators are STILL undefeated in these Stanley Cup playoffs, as they followed up a sweep of the top-seeded Chicago Blackhawks with a 4-3 win over the Blues in St. Louis on Wednesday night. The Predators saw a 3-1 lead turn into a 3-3 score, but then Vernon Fiddle scored the game-winner with 5:05 remaining in the third period. Given that Fiddler did not appear on the ice in that series against Chicago, his goal was particularly timely. Let’s take a closer look at the NHL odds for Game 2.

Nashville at St. Louis NHL Playoffs Betting Odds Preview Game 2

When: Friday, April 28, 2017, 8:00pm ET
Where: Scottrade Center, St. Louis
TV: NBC Sports
Radio: Nashville / St. Louis
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NHL Odds: Nashville Predators -112

Why should you bet on the Predators?

Once again, the Predators showed tremendous balance on offense, getting goals from four different players (P.K. Subban, Filip Forsberg and Colin Wilson joined Fiddler). Although Pekka Rinne saw three pucks go by him, he also stopped 27 St. Louis shots and was immense down the stretch when the Blues went all-out for that elusive tying goal in the last minutes. That combination of swarming offense and clutch defense at just the right times has been terrific for Nashville so far this postseason, and there’s no reason to think that they can’t do it again in Game 2.

Why should you put your money on the Blues?

We didn’t see Vladimir Tarasenko or Paul Stastny light the lamp for St. Louis, but the odds are that we will at some point. Also, Jake Allen has had many better nights in net for the Blues than he did on Wednesday. This was not the defensively nimble team that we saw after the Blues switched coaches mid-season, and I expect Mike Yeo to have the team ready for the challenges of Game 2.

Betting Pick and Final Score Prediction

The Blues showed that it is possible to find cracks in that Nashville defense on Wednesday night, coming back from 3-1 to tie the game. I see them finding more cracks in Game 2 and getting the defense and goaltending they need to win. I predict a 3-2 Blues win.