Don't miss out on the NHL showdown between the Canucks and Predators. The game is starting at 7:00 ET on TNT, and it's hosted by the Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN. Get ready to place your bets! The over/under for this Western conference contest is set at 5.5 goals, with the Predators being favored by -1.5 goals at home against the Canucks.

VANCOUVER CANUCKS VS NASHVILLE PREDATORS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Nashville Predators -1.5

This game will be played at Bridgestone Arena at 7:00 ET on Friday, May 3rd.

WHY BET THE NASHVILLE PREDATORS:

  • Our projections indicate that the Predators should come out top with a projected score of 4-2.
  • Take the Predators on the moneyline
  • The Predators should also cover at -1.5

Can the Canucks Grab a Win in Nashville?

Heading into their matchup with the Predators, Vancouver sits in 3rd place in the Western Conference with a record of 50-23-9. Over their last ten games, the Canucks have gone 6-4 and are 2-1 in their last three games.

On the road this season, Vancouver has gone 23-14-4, and as the underdog, they have a record of 15-9-3. In games against other Western Conference teams, the Canucks have gone 29-21.

On the road this year, Vancouver has a puck line record of 20-21, including going 3-2 vs. the puck line in their last five road games. Overall, the Canucks have 31 wins by multiple goals and have gone 41-41 against the puck line.

So far, Vancouver's average scoring differential is +.7 goals per game, and they have been the underdog in 27 games, going 19-8 vs. the puck line in those contests. In their last ten games, the Canucks have a puck line record of 5-5.

On average, Vancouver's games have finished with 6.1 goals per game. The season's average over/under line stands at 6.3. In total, the Canucks come in with an over/under record of 41-37-4.

When looking at their past three road matchups, Vancouver has an puck line record of 2-1 while averaging 2 per game. The team went 2-1 overall in these games.

The Canucks come into the game scoring an average of 3.4 goals per game, putting them 6th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 26th in the league. This season, the Canucks are 27-9 when getting more shots on goal than their opponents. And in games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 22-13 record.

Vancouver's leading goal scorer is Brock Boeser. So far this season, he has 40 goals, placing him 17th in the NHL. Boeser also comes into the game with 33 assists.

Defensively, the Predators come into the season ranked 11th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 30.4 shots per game against Nashville. For the season, they are ranked 18th in shutouts, coming in with 4 shutouts.

Goalie Arturs Silovs comes into the game having made four starts this season. So far, his record is 3-0 and he has a save percentage of 0.267%.

Will Nashville Make it Happen at Home?

At home this season, the Predators have a record of 23-16-2 and have been favored in 39 of their 82 games. Against Western Conference opponents, Nashville has gone 28-22 and is currently in 6th place in the conference standings. Over their last ten games, the Predators have gone 5-5 and have won two straight games as the favorite.

Overall, Nashville is 47-30-5 this season and is in 4th place in the Central Division. In games against divisional opponents, the Predators have gone 16-10 this year. As the favorite, Nashville has a record of 26-11-2, while they are 21-19-3 as the underdog. Over their last five games, the Predators have gone 2-3, and they have lost three straight games when they are the underdog.

When playing at home this season, the Predators have a puck line record of 20-21 and an average scoring margin of +.2 goals per game. So far this year, Nashville has gone 44-38 against the puck line.

Overall, the team has won 29 games by multiple goals compared to 18 wins by just one goal. Their average scoring differential when favored is +.8 goals per game, and their puck line record as the favorite is 17-22.

For the season, the average number of goals per game in matchups featuring Nashville is 6.3. The season's average over/under line is currently at 6.2. The Predators come in with an over/under record of 37-37-8.

Vancouver has played well in their previous three road games, going 2-1 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 2 goals per game while allowing 2. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 2-1.

For their offensive performance, the Predators come in averaging 3.2 goals per game this season, which is 10th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 8th in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Predators offense is 9th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 12th in the NHL.

Nashville's leading scorer is Filip Forsberg. So far, he has 48 goals which is 6th in the NHL. Forsberg also comes into the game with 46 assists.

The Predators defense is currently 11th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 30.4 shots per game against Nashville. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 18th with 4 shutouts.

Goalie Juuse Saros comes into the game having made 64 starts this season. So far, his record is 35-24 and he has a save percentage of 1.0%.