Nashville Predators V Colorado Avalanche Nhl Betting Tips
Goals, goals, and more goals are on the cards when the NHL Western Conference’s two highest-scoring teams – the Nashville Predators and Colorado Avalanche – face off Wednesday 12 p.m. AEST. The Predators are 5 points clear of the Avalanche and Minnesota Wild for the lead of the Western Conference, and will be looking to extend that advantage on their home ice at the Bridgestone Arena.
NHL’s Predators Keep Winning Despite Injuries
Center Kyle Turris joined key players Viktor Arvidsson and P.K. Subban on a growing injury list ahead of Nashville’s last outing against Anaheim, but that didn’t stop the Predators from continuing their winning ways. Austin Watson, playing his sixth game since coming back from an 18-game suspension for domestic violence, scored his first career hit-track to lead the Predators to a 5-2 win.
The Predators have won six straight matches at home and have a 16-5-1 record as favourites this season, so there’s good value to be found in Palmerbet’s 1.64 odds of a Predators win (including overtime and penalty shootout).
Avalanche of Scoring Expected in This One
Colorado boast the NHL’s best scoring line. Mikko Rantanen and Nathan MacKinnon rank first and second in the league for points (combined goals and assists) with 38 and 35 respectively. Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog is equal ninth for scoring, alongside the Predators’ Filip Forsberg, with 14 goals. What’s more, Colorado’s high-scoring trio have had a combined eight goals and 16 assists in the last four games – all of which have ended in Avalanche victories.
With that in mind, we like the odds Unibet are offering on these players having two points or more in regular time: MacKinnon, 2.25, Rantanen, 2.30, Landeskog, 2.55, and the Predators’ Forsberg, 2.55, and Ryan Johansen, 2.45.
The Avalanche are averaging 3.7 goals for and 2.8 goals against this NHL season, while the Predators are averaging 3.4 goals for and 2.4 goals against. With that in mind, we’re tipping there will be seven or eight goals in this game, for which Madbookie are paying a generous 3.40.
How to Live Stream Predators v Avalanche
Unibet and bet365 are both broadcasting this game live to Australian account holders who meet their respective live streaming rules. Unibet offers live streaming to customers who have funds in their account or have placed a bet on the game. Bet365 offers live NHL to customers who have a funded account or have placed any bet within the last 24 hours.
Both online bookies will be streaming live hockey throughout the 2018-19 NHL season, including other big games on Wednesday: the San Jose Sharks at the Buffalo Sabres, the Anaheim Ducks at the Tampa Bay Lightning, and the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Winnipeg Jets.