Anaheim Ducks vs Nashville Predators Prediction, 11/14/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Anaheim Ducks vs Nashville Predators
Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2023
Location: Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN
Odds/Point Spread: Ducks (+115) Predators (-143)
The Nashville Predators (5-9-0) will try to defeat the Anaheim Ducks (8-6-0) at Bridgestone Arena on Tuesday. The line on this contest has Anaheim at +115 while Nashville is coming in at -143. The betting total comes in at 7.
The Anaheim Ducks went home feeling good about their game by earning a 4-1 win against the Sharks their last time out. Anaheim had 44 minutes in the box for this matchup. They also had 5 opportunities with more players on the ice and netted 2 goals. The Ducks had a impressive offensive outing in the win. In the game, they were able to notch a goal on 4 out of the 44 shots they attempted.
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While at even strength, the Ducks have conceded 29 goals while scoring 33 on offense. Anaheim Ducks opponents have earned 63 power play opportunities (2nd in the NHL) and have earned 12 goals in those chances. In the matter of their scoring capabilities, the Anaheim Ducks have tallied 44 goals (19th in pro hockey) on the campaign and have conceded 41. Anaheim has attempted 417 shots and has a shooting percentage of 10.6%. For the current season, they sit with 16 points and their points % is .571. The Ducks have seen 454 shots attempted against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .910. Anaheim steps onto the ice with 49 power play opportunities and they have added 11 goals out of those attempts, earning them a rate of 22.45%.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is John Gibson. Gibson has taken the ice for 439 contests during his pro hockey career. He has an overall record of 183-183-59 and he started in 430 games. The opposition has notched 1,180 goals against Gibson in his pro career and his goals against rate is 2.82. Gibson has seen 13,482 shots against him and has accrued 12,302 total saves. He has a save percentage of .912 during his 25,114 minutes in the crease. Throughout his time in hockey, Gibson has earned 233 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .542.
In their last outing, Nashville played the Coyotes in an outing where the Predators took the defeat by a score of 7-5. The Predators had 5 goals out of the 41 shots on goal they took. They had 4 opportunities on the power play in this one and earned 1 out of those opportunities.
The Predators are sitting with 30 goals at even strength and 12 goals (12th in hockey) while having more men on the ice. Nashville has tried 428 shots (22nd in professional hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 9.81%, while allowing the opposition 426 shots. During this campaign, the Nashville Predators have tallied 42 goals, 10 points, in addition to a points percentage of .357. They have allowed 49 goals to be scored by way of 34 goals at even strength and 15 goals while they were shorthanded. They have a total of 58 chances on the power play and they have earned a power play rate of 20.69%. They have a penalty kill percentage of 68.09% on the other teams 47 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is 88.5%.
Across the ice you are likely to see Juuse Saros protecting the net. He has accounted for 8,338 saves out of 9,079 shots attempted against him, which gives him a save percentage of .918. Saros has earned a career record of 151-103-27 and has participated in 298 games. He has started in 281 games and has been on the ice for 17,087 minutes. Saros' quality start percentage comes out to 61.2% and he has 172 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. The opposition is averaging 2.60 goals per contest and he has yielded 741 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Nashville (-143)
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