Betting The Anaheim vs Nashville NHL Playoffs Game 5 Odds

Posted by Henry Watkins on April 22, 2016 in

If the Stanley Cup playoffs have proven anything over the years, it’s that you cannot ever count a team out. There are countless instances of teams coming back from tough situations, especially in the opening round, where some of the more favored teams have stumbled a little coming out of the blocks. That is exactly what happened to the Anaheim Ducks in their opening round series against the Nashville Predators, as the Duck quickly found themselves with a 2-0 series deficit after dropping the opening two games on home ice. Oddly enough, there was never really a sense that this series was over, and Anaheim simply rolled up their sleeves, went to work, and won the next 2 games on the road in Nashville. The worst thing that can happen now is that the Ducks take their foot off the gas as they head back home for what is sure to be a pivotal Game 5. Can Anaheim continue to apply the pressure, or will Nashville once again win in California? That’s for you to decide when you place your wagers at our NHL betting lines portal.

How To Bet The Ducks vs Predators NHL Playoffs Odds, TV & Game Info

When: Saturday, April 23 at 6 PM EST
Where: Bridgestone Arena, Nashville
Radio: Ducks and Predators
Live Stream: NBCSN

Why bet on the Nashville Predators

Nashville got off to a dream start in this series, but it has to be said that they looked pretty on edge on their own ice. They probably went back home content on getting a split, which would have still left them 3-1 up in the series, but when they were totally outplayed in Game 3, you could see the seeds of doubt had been planted. The Predators were just not that competitive at home, but that doesn’t mean they can’t return to the brand of hockey that put them 2-0 up in this series to begin with. A win here is crucial, though, as you really do feel that this series is over if the Ducks win their third straight.

Why bet on the Anaheim Ducks

The Ducks deservedly came into this season as one of the favorites to represent the Western Conference in the Stanley Cup Final, but there were some questions to be answered. The biggest of those would be whether the Ducks from the first half or the second half of the season would show up. Through the first 2 games of the series, it looked as though the anemic Ducks of the first half were going to return, but 7 goals for and just 1 against in the next 2 games saw order restored. It would appear that the Ducks are their own worst enemy, and as long as they can stay focused and consistent, there is no reason they can’t end this series in 6 games.

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Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

I don’t like to count a team out when a series is still hanging in the balance at 2-2, but it looks to me like the Predators are now done. I like another comfortable win for the Duck here.

Anaheim Ducks 3 Nashville Predators 1