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Avs try to even up series vs Predators at Pepsi Center

The Colorado Avalanche have a new life after taking Game 3 vs the Nashville Predators and will look to tie the series at 2-2 tonight. The Avalanche came out firing in the last game and have won four of their last five games at home. Colorado will face an uphill battle to knock off the top-seeded Predators and opened as a +155 dog.

SHARK BITES
  • The total has gone OVER in the Avalanche’s last five games.
  • The total has gone OVER in the Predators’ last five games with a closing total of 6.0 or less.
  • Colorado is 32-10 ATS in its last 42 games at home.

The Predators may have taken a haymaker in Game 3 but Nashville should remain confident going into this tilt. The Preds are 12-1 SU in the last 13 games in this matchup and have won six of their last seven trips to the Rockies. In Game 3, Nashville was down 3-0 by the end of the first period and goaltender Pekka Rinne was chased after allowing four goals on 19 shots. The good news for Nashville backers is that the team is 11-4 SU in its last 15 away games and was the top defensive club in the NHL on the road this season, only allowing 2.44 goals per game.

Colorado’s speed will be a problem for any team in the league as Hart Trophy candidate Nathan MacKinnon was electric in Game 3, scoring two goals and firing seven shots on net. The offensive explosion at home shouldn’t be a surprise to Nashville as the Avalanche were 19-5 SU and ATS in their last 24 games at home coming into this series.

Goaltender Jonathan Bernier was just solid enough to keep the Predators at arm’s length as he allowed three goals on 32 shots.  Those goals were a little too late as the Avs already had a multi-goal lead by the time the Preds broke through. Bernier was pretty solid at home this season at 13-4 in 17 starts with a 2.34 goals-against average.

The total opened at 6 and the OVER could be the profitable angle in this tilt. The OVER has hit in six straight games in this matchup with an average combined score of 7.33 goals per game.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Colorado Avalanche as +120 underdogs earlier today. The OVER/UNDER opened at 6 at MyBookie for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 3.4-2.2 result in favor of the Predators. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Nashville Predators vs Colorado Avalanche Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Colorado Avalanche currently sport a record of 44-32-9. The Nashville Predators are 55-19-11. Betting totals have seen the Avalanche post a 45-32-8 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Predators have gone 44-40-1 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Colorado vs Nashville injuries news.

The NHL Power Rankings at OddsShark show the No. 14-rated Predators taking on the No. 4-rated Avalanche in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Colorado's No. 10-ranked offense, averaging 3.15 goals per game, against a Nashville defense that ranks No. 3 at 2.61 goals allowed. The Avalanche power play is averaging 21.57% while the Predators defense kills off 82.43% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Nashville was a 5-3 loser in its last match on the road against the Avalanche. They lost as -160 favorites, while the total score of 8 made winners of OVER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Nashville is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Nashville's last 5 games
  • Nashville is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games on the road
  • Nashville is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Colorado is 16-8 ATS in its last 24 games
  • Colorado is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Colorado's last 5 games
  • Colorado is 19-5 ATS in its last 24 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Nashville home to Colorado, Friday, April 20

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