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Anaheim Ducks vs Nashville Predators Prediction (1/9/14)
Slowly but surely the Nashville Predators are clawing their way up the standings by earning points in 5 of their past 6 games. But tonight it may be a bit too difficult to beat the high-flying, high-shooting Ducks.
In their last 4 games the Ducks have scored 20 combined goals. Which means they had at least 4 goals in each game, sometimes more. Something the Predators will have a hard time stopping tonight with goalie Pekka Rinne still on IR.
To make matters worse for Nashville, Anaheim has only lost once in regulation since Thanksgiving.
Jonas Hiller will not be in net for the Ducks tonight, thankfully, because he has become a clunker when facing the Predators in his career. Although lately he has been stellar.
Frederik Andersen will start for Anaheim and he is 5-2-0 with a 2.30 GAA and .910 SV% on the road.
Nashville will be starting Marek Mazanec. He owns a 5-5-1 home record with a 2.91 GAA and .890 SV%. Not quite the stellar numbers the Predators are going to need in order to slow down the Ducks.
The pick is obvious, we are backing the Ducks. They are a -140 road underdog and it is a bit pricey but not too bad. We actually have a top rated NHL pick tonight with much more reasonable odds if interested.
Back the Ducks and don’t look back, it should be an easy victory for them if they keep the pedal to the metal like they did against Vancouver Sunday night when we backed them as our top rated NHL pick of the month.
Anaheim Ducks -140 to win $100
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