Nashville vs St Louis: Predictions, Odds and Betting Tips
Friday November 23rd, 8:00 pm ET
After their date on Wednesday night, the Nashville Predators and St. Louis Blues meet again on Friday but at the Scottrade Center this time.
It’s no secret that the St. Louis Blues are not a very good hockey team and they have been delivering what most people expected. They find themselves dead last in the Central Division with just 17 points after 19 games and are forced to play two very difficult games against the Predators. They have been better at home than on the road, but they haven’t looked terrific at the Scottrade Center either. They have won just five of their first 12 games on home ice, a record that could get even worse after Friday’s contest.
Given the Blues will be in action again on Saturday against the Winnipeg Jets, it remains to be seen who head coach Mike Yeo decides to start in net. Jake Allen nor Chad Johnson will feature in both games, so it just depends on which game Yeo believes his team is more capable of earning a win in. But given they will be playing two of the Western Conference’s best teams, don’t expect the Blues to come away with any points on Friday or Saturday.
Nashville have had a blistering start to the campaign and will be expecting to have two more points when they fly out of St. Louis on Friday night. Only the Toronto Maple Leafs have more wins on the road than the eight Nashville has thus far, with the Predators posting an impressive 8-2-1 record away from Bridgestone Arena.
Unlike the Blues, Nashville will be off Saturday as they get set to host the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday evening. This works out well for Peter Laviolette’s side as the head coach won’t have to rest Pekka Rinne. The 36-year-old has shown no signs of slowing down posting a 1.69 GAA and .942 SV% after his first 12 starts of the season. He should be in for a relatively quiet evening on Friday. Score Prediction: Nashville to win 6-2.
The over looks like a safe bet in this one given how good Nashville has been at finding the back of the net – especially on the road. They should have no problems putting the puck past either Jake Allen or Chad Johnson.
- Nashville to win in regulation.
Nashville has been terrific this season and they have convinced any doubters that they are legitimate Stanley Cup contenders. Expect them to get the job done in St. Louis.
Head to Head
The Predators won all four games played against the Blues last year, including two games played at Scottrade Center.
- Nashville is 10-11 ATS after their first 21 games of the season.
- Nashville has hit the under 11 times after their first 21 games of the season.
- St. Louis is 11-8 ATS after their first 19 games of the season.
- St. Louis has hit the under 10 times after their first 19 games of the season