The NHL brings more action on Saturday with a handful of games on the schedule. Our attention will be at the clash between the Nashville Predators and the Philadelphia Flyers. The Predators are heading into this game after a 2-1 loss to the Blackhawks. While the Flyers won their last match against the Red Wings with a score of 3-2.
Nashville Predators Form
The Predators were very solid this season. They were dominant in the Central Division for a long time. However, their recent struggles enabled the Jets to catch on them. Therefore, the Preds are now tied with the Jets in their division. Furthermore, their recent two defeats against the Senators and the Blackhawks was a big blow for them. Yet, they are one of the most consistent teams in the NHL over the recent seasons. Therefore, I expect them to get back on track.
On the offensive side of the game, the Predators have been average this season. They are the 14th team in the league in scoring with 3.06 goals per game.
On the defensive side of the game, the Predators are the 1st team in the NHL. They concede a league best of 2.49 goals per game.
Philadelphia Flyers Form
The Flyers had a good start of the season. However, that did not last long as they had a bit of mixed luck in recent months. Moreover, it seems that they are getting worse lately. Yet, they managed to bounce back as they beat the Red Wings. Before that win, they lost 4 games in a row. Therefore, the home win against Detroit came at the right time.
The Flyers need to improve their offensive game. They scored only 10 goals in their last 10 games.
On the offensive side of the game, the Flyers are placed on the 18th spot in the league. They have a scoring average of 2.97 goals per game.
On the defensive side of the game, they are placed on the 29th spot in the league. They allow an average of 3.69 goals per game.
The Predators are one of the better teams in the league. Moreover, they need to bounce back after the defeats in a row. Yet, in recent years they had a hard time here in Philadelphia. On the other side, the Flyers are not playing well. They have only one win in their last 5 games and their recent record stands at 2-5. The Predators lost the last 8 away games. That is why this game comes at the right time for them. I expect them to break that bad form on the road tonight and beat the Flyers. Go for the Preds in this one.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Nashville Predators vs. Philadelphia Flyers on 12/20/2018
is: Take the Nashville Predators – 128 (money line)
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