Nashville Predators at Vancouver Canucks Betting Pick

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The Nashville Predators will look to even the opening round series up at 1 when they battle the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday. Nashville, who finished fourth in the Central Division, is the 7th seed in the Western Conference. The Predators started the postseason with a 47-30-5 record on the season. Nashville went 4-5-1 in their final 10 games.

The Canucks won the Pacific Division with their 50-23-9 record on the season. The Canucks went 5-4-1 over the final 10 games. Vancouver lost their regular season finale, but they remained at the top of their division, and the second seed in the West.

The Vancouver Canucks are -165 over the Nashville Predators in this game. The total for the affair is set at 5.5 goals.

Predators Backs to the Wall

The Nashville Predators started this season slow, but got red hot mid year, and played strong hockey down the stretch. Nashville scored 3.24 goals per game, and allowed opponents to score 3.02. The Predators recorded nearly 33 shots per game on goal this season.

The top offensive threats for Nashville this season have been Filip Forsberg, Roman Josi and Gustav Nyquist. Forsberg finished with 48 goals and 46 assists, while Josi was at 62 assists and 23 goals on the season.

In between the pipes for Nashville will be Juuse Saros. During the season Saros played in 65 games. He went 35-24-5 on the season, and allowed 2.86 goals per game. The Predators goaltender allowed 3 on just 20 shots in the loss on Sunday.

Very Scary Canucks Squad

During the regular season, the Vancouver Canucks were one of the best offensive teams in all of the National Hockey league. The Canucks scored 3.4 goals per game. The Canucks also were one of the most accurate shooting teams, at 12% on the season.

J.T. Miller, Quinn Hughes and Elias Petterson have been elite on the offensive end for the Canucks. Miller went over 100 points, with 66 assists on the season. Hughes played in every game this season, recording 92 points, while Petterson scored 34 goals and dished out 55 assists.

Defensively, the Canucks have been good as well. Vancouver allowed just 2.7 goals per game. Goaltender Thatcher Demko has been a rock for the Canucks. He is 35-14-2 on the season, and allowing 2.45 goals per game.

Canucks Go Up 2-0 in Opening Round

Too much Vancouver here. This is a very talented hockey team. They have a mix of young, fast energetic young players, mixed with some very experienced and talented veterans. Nashville will compete, but the Canucks are going to win this game, and go ahead 2-0 in the series. 

Vancouver provides too much speed into the zone for Nashville to compete with. The Canucks tin this game. Our final bet for this series is the Vancouver Canucks -165 over the Nashville Predators on Tuesday. Enjoy the game and best of luck!

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