Boston Bruins at Nashville Predators 12/16/2014 Free NHL Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 12/15/2014
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 8:00 PM ET
Bridgestone Arena in Nashville
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The Boston Bruins, who have lost five of their six December games, will be heading out on the road to face the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night. Last year, the Bruins were able to win both of their games against the Preds.
The Bruins have now lost five of their last six games after taking a 3-2 loss in the shootout to the Ottawa Senators on Saturday. Boston lost despite putting 31 of their shots on goal and winning 50 of the 68 faceoffs in the game.
Through their first 30 games this season, the Bruins have only scored 2.5 goals per game while allowing 2.6 goals per game to their opponents. Veteran center Patrice Bergeron has five goals so far this year and has a team-best 20 points. Goaltender Tuukka Rask has won 12 of his 23 starts this season and has a 2.55 GAA.
On Saturday night, the Predators had their two-game winning streak come to an end when they were shut out 2-0 by the San Jose Sharks on the road. They were 0-for-3 on the power play in that loss and ended up being outshot 34-29.
The Predators currently have the lowest goals against average in the league by giving up just 1.9 goals per game to their opponents. Veteran netminder Pekka Rinne has won 19 of his 26 starts this season and has three shutouts, a 1.75 GAA and a .937 save percentage.
Boston Bruins Betting Trends
Boston Bruins are 15-15-0 Against the Spread
Boston Bruins are 11-14-0 against the Over/Under
Nashville Predators Betting Trends
Nashville Predators are 19-10-0 Against the Spread
Nashville Predators are 7-18-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
12/13/14 C David Krejci Hip "?" Tuesday vs Nashville
12/10/14 LW Simon Gagne Personal out indefinitely
11/19/14 D Adam McQuaid Thumb expected to miss 6-8 weeks
10/05/14 C Marc Savard Concussion out for season
12/13/14 C Paul Gaustad Upper Body "?" Tuesday vs Boston
12/12/14 LW Taylor Beck Concussion out indefinitely
11/11/14 LW Viktor Stalberg Lower Body out 4-6 weeks
Tony's Pick: Take Boston
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