Nashville vs Colorado: prediction for the NHL game
The Predators square off against the Avalanche in the National Hockey League on January 12. What to expect from this game? Look out for our predictions in the article below.
Nashville played their last three games away from home. The team recorded confident victories over Los Angeles (4:2) and Arizona (4:2), and the Preds' goalie Saros saved a total of 84 shots in two games. Defenceman Josi also deserves praise for earning four performance points.
The Predators had difficulties only in the game against Vegas, but they still managed to defeat the Golden Knights in regulation time (3:2). The Predators secured a 3-0 lead, and the VGK failed to level the score.
Colorado are on top form and continue to consistently earn points. The Avalanche lost only 1 game out of the last 11 - to Nashville (2:5). Almost all of the other matches ended in regulation time, except for games against Toronto (5:4 ОТ) and Chicago (4:3 ОТ).
The Avalanche have been delivering great performance on the offensive - on average, they score over four goals per game.
In 4 out of 5 head-to-head games, the teams scored in each period.
In 4 out of 5 games between the two clubs, the Avalanche scored first.
Nashville are back to their home court, where they usually deliver solid results. Their opponent in this game is very strong, but we think the Preds will be able to avoid defeat in regulation.
Our prediction - Nashville will not lose
Prediction: Nashville to not lose
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In head-to-head matches, the teams rarely sit on the defensive, preferring to play open hockey. Both sides are demonstrating excellent performance, so we suggest betting on the total over here.
Second bet - total over 5.5 goals