Betting on the Penguins vs Predators Pro Hockey Odds

Posted by Henry Watkins on March 30, 2016 in

When a team gets hot in the middle of the season, it’s not really big news, but when that same team gets red hot in the final couple of weeks of the regular season, the talk starts to turn towards how they might be ready to make a deep run in the playoffs. There is no team hotter than the Pittsburgh Penguins at the moment, and they have suddenly become a team that no-one wants to face. Their offense is finally firing the way we all thought it would, and they are finding ways to win games that they would have lost earlier in the season. They now have a legitimate shot at finishing second in the Metropolitan Division behind the Washington Capitals, and that should be enough to give them a favorable first round draw in the playoffs. They have a tough one coming up on Thursday, as they will be welcoming in the Nashville Predators. Be sure to get your wagers in at before the puck drops in this NHL betting lines match up.

How To Bet the Nashville Vs Pittsburgh NHL Odds, TV & Game Info

When: Thursday, March 31 at 7 PM EST
Where: CONSOL Energy Center, Pittsburgh
Radio: Predators and Penguins
Live Stream: TVA

Why bet on the Nashville Predators

The Predators (39-25-13) are probably just a win or two away from clinching a playoff spot in the Western Conference, but they have been making things a little tougher on themselves than they need to be by losing their last 2 games. Despite those defeats, they have still managed to maintain a winning 5-4-1 record over the last 10 games, and they are now 9 points clear of the chasing pack in the Wild Card. The Predators have been solid on the road this season, and come into this game 4 games over .500 away from home. They have not had much joy against the Penguins in recent seasons, though, and have only 1 win in their last 6 meetings. The Predators are averaging 2.7 GPG, and are giving up 2.6 GPG.

Why bet on the Pittsburgh Penguins

A I mentioned at the start of this preview, the Penguins (43-25-8) are the hottest team in the league right now. They have gone 9-1-0 in their last 10 games, and are starting to score goals at a ridiculous rate. They have won 3 in a row heading into this one, scoring 15 goals in the process. They are also finding ways to win in games that they would have lost earlier this year, and have back to back wins in OT and via a shootout to prove it. The Penguins are a formidable 24-11-4 on home ice this season, which is bad news indeed for the visiting Predators. Pittsburgh are averaging 2.8 GPG, and are giving up 2.4 GPG.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

The Pittsburgh Penguins are proving to be a very tough team to beat right now, and given that the Predators haven’t really been able to solve them for the past 3 seasons, makes the Pens clear favorites here.

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