Nashville vs New Jersey: prediction for the NHL fixture
Nashville are in 10th place in the Western Conference standings with 21 points in the asset. The team is going through a rough period and struggle to consistently earn points. The Predators lost to Montreal (3:6) away, then prevailed over Anaheim (3:2) at home in a bitter struggle, before suffering another defeat to Vegas (2:5).
John Hynes' men often get successful results when they concede the minimum number of goals, but that doesn't often happen in away games. They concede on average 3 goals per game and have won in just 3 out of 10 away matches.
New Jersey Devils
New Jersey are 11th in the East with 20 points. The team doesn't often win, but the Devils have come a long away compared to their performance last year. Recently, they lost to Florida (1:4), defeated Tampa (5:3), and yielded to Minnesota in a shootout (2:3 SO).
The Devils are very diligent and cling to every opportunity to earn points. Lindy Ruff's men normally are the most productive at the end of a game, in the third period.
In 4 out of 5 games, the visitors conceded more than 2 goals.
In the last 2 games between the clubs, both teams scored in the second period.
Nashville may not be on top form, but New Jersey are too inconsistent. The Preds won most of the recent head-to-head games, and they rarely yielded to the Devils in regulation at home. We suggest betting on Nashville's victory with a zero handicap.
Our prediction - Nashville to win with Asian handicap (0)
Prediction: Handicap (0) to Nashville
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We expect many goals here, since New Jersey almost never sit back on the defensive, and there usually is a large number of goals scored in the games with their perticipation.
Second bet - total over 5.5 goals