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Predators Look To Square Series with the Canucks

The Nashville Predators look to rebound coming off a frustrating Game 3 experience. Nashville outshot Vancouver 30-12 and still lost 2-1. Both Vancouver’s goals came on the power play, which exposed Nashville’s weak penalty kill. As a result, Vancouver restored home-ice advantage and took the series lead 2-1. However, the NHL odds remain steadfast with Nashville. And we like the Preds to exact revenge and even the series.

 

Predators Look To Square Series with the Canucks
Predators Look To Square Series with the Canucks

 

Canucks vs Predators Game 4 Information

  • Game: Canucks (52-24-9) vs Predators (48-32-5)
  • Date/Time: April 28, 5 p.m. ET
  • Location: Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TN
  • Canucks vs Predators Live Stream: NHL.com

 

The sportsbook doubled down on Nashville at -120 to win Game 4 on the moneyline. It is rare to lose a game when you hold the opponent to 12 shots on goal. Vancouver had more penalties in minutes (14). The top subject on Nashville’s agenda is to rectify its special teams. The Predators are 1-of-13 on the power play (PP) compared to 2-of-9 for Vancouver. Defense remains a focal point here, hence why the total is still at 5½ (over at -115).

Canucks vs Predators Odds and Spreads

 

 

 

  • Nashville is 4-1 in its last five games as a favorite
  • Vancouver is 4-8 in its last 12 games facing a Central Division opponent
  • The Predators are 9-4 in their last 13 home games
  • The total has gone under in six of Nashville’s last eight games played on a Sunday
  • The total has gone under in four of Vancouver’s last six games
  • Predators F Filip Forsberg is averaging 3.33 shots on goal in this series

 

Canucks vs Predators ML Pick: Nashville Predators (-120)

What are the chances Nashville gets played on the penalty kill (PK) again? The Predators had a below-average PK in the regular season at 76.9%. That’s 22nd overall. And that became its downfall in Game 3. Before that, Nashville killed its first six penalties. It won Game 2 and almost won Game 1. So we expect the Preds to do better and win.

The onus is also on Juuse Saros to be better. He has an.880 save percentage in this series and he’s supposed to be one of the best netminders. It’s embarrassing when Casey DeSmith, a career backup, outplays you. And maybe part of that is because he has not needed to do much. The most shots he’s faced in a game is 20, which came in Game 1.

Nashville will then have to find a way to score three or more goals against Vancouver. We can bet online on the Canucks to score two or more goals even with the limited chances they have. They average the seventh-fewest shots per game in the NHL. But they have the sixth-most goals per game.

The Preds have less room for error against an opportunist Canucks team. But the online sports betting lines are right in that Nashville has, for the most part, outplayed Vancouver. And this team has the offense to get over the hump with an average of 3.24 goals per game. Bank on Nashville to knot up the series.

 

 

Canucks vs Predators Game Prop Pick: Shots on Goal – Filip Forsberg Over 3½

Filip Forsberg has been every bit Nashville’s best forward. He is tied with the lead in shots on goal at 10 (with Luka Evangelista) and has scored the lone PP goal for Nashville. If the Preds want to even the series, they’ll need to do much better on their man advantage.

The Canucks have committed plenty of penalties in this series. But they also only have the 17th-ranked PK in the league. Forsberg will get all the shots he can manage as he pushes Nashville’s offense. His shots prop is worth considering as an NHL pick.

 

 

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Canucks vs Predators Game Prediction

Predators 4, Canucks 2

 

 

Questions of the Day

Which player will lead the game in shots on goal between Nashville and Vancouver?


Nashville’s Filip Forsberg could put up the most shots on goal in the game.

Will there be more than five goals in this game?


The total of 5½ goals is expected to go over. So there may be more than five goals in this game.

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