There is perhaps nothing more exciting in sports than a Game 7 of a playoff series. Even if you are not a fan of either team involved, you can’t help but be sucked in by the tension and the drama. Very few NHL fans predicted a Game 7 in the Stanley Cup first round series between the Anaheim Ducks and the Nashville Predators, but that is exactly what we are going to get on Wednesday night. This series has gone back and forth so many times that it has now become impossible to predict what is going to happen next. Every time you think you have it pegged, the opposite happens. That was especially true heading into Game 6, where almost everyone believed that the Ducks would win their fourth straight to end the series and move on, but the Predators came up with a gutsy display that sends things back to California for one more game. This should be a fun one to watch, and you can wager on it at our MyBookie.ag pro hockey betting lines portal.
How To Bet The Predators vs Ducks NHL Playoffs Odds, TV & Game Info
Why bet on the Nashville Predators
If you look at the stats of the Nashville Predators in this playoff series, you have to wonder how it is that they are still alive and heading to a game 7. They have managed only 12 goals in the 6 games so far, and have just 1 power play goal in 23 attempts. Those are not usually numbers that bring a high level of success, yet the Predators are one game away from a spot in the second round. The reason they have been able to win is because of the play of their defense, and Pekka Rinne in goal. They have held the Ducks to just 5 goals in the 3 games that they have won so far, and they are going to need more of the same in the deciding game if they are to move on.
Why bet on the Anaheim Ducks
The Ducks have to be kicking themselves after failing to close out the series in Game 6, but they have no-one to blame but themselves. After a sluggish start to the series, the Anaheim offense came to life in Games 3 through 5, leading most of us to believe that this series was all but done. The Ducks looked horribly anemic in the last game, managing only 27 shots, and scoring their lone goal via the power play. You have to like them on home ice, and you can bet that the building will be rocking, but they have to get back to an offensive style of hockey if they are to break this Predators team down.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
The winner of this series will face the San Jose Sharks in Round 2, and both teams had great regular season success against that team. A win here could well be a ticket to the Western Conference Final, and I like the Ducks to get it.
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