The Ducks and the Predators go at each other’s throat for the third time this season, and so far Anaheim has emerged victorious. The series concludes today, when the Ducks have home ice advantage and are trying to start a new string of wins after the most recent one was ended by neighboring Kings.
Match: Anaheim vs Nashville
Bet: Anaheim Moneyline
Odds: Pinnacle Sports 1.80
Their defense is their best asset and despite the fact that LA found plenty of gaps just a couple of days ago, this can be dismissed as an isolated incident. Anaheim hasn’t scored a lot of goals this season, but they’ve extracted an astonishing amount from the handful of goals they’ve put behind opponents’ net. Right now, the Ducks are leading the Pacific division by five points and are only second to Chicago Blackhawks, who enjoy the best start in league history.
Nashville is a stringy team but what they lack is the ability to build a lengthy string of victory, with the last couple of days being particularly stressful for players. The Predators have alternated impressive wins with disheartening defeats, and the best results came from players that failed to impress in the previous season such as Roman Josi. If there is one advantage that Nashville has over Anaheim, then this has to be the impressive overall record, with the Predators winning eight of the last 11 games.
Punters have two ways of tackling this match, with the most appealing one being to back the hosts at full stakes, to win in regulation time. Unibet would be a great choice as they offer odds of 2.30, but with Anaheim winning many games in overtime it is better to choose the Moneyline bet. Pinnacle makes a strong case with its odds of 1.80 for the Ducks to win at the end of overtime, if this is necessary.