The Predators are not given much respect on the hockey betting line but they are currently in a playoff position in the Western Conference.
As you bet on hockey wins and losses have alternated in this series between the Predators and Blues. The teams have split their last ten meetings overall. Nashville won 4-3 at St. Louis in December while the Blues won 3-1 at Nashville in November. In fact, the road team has done extremely well in this hockey betting series, winning the last five games. That is very unusual in any sport since the home teams normally do very well. Another trend to consider as you bet on hockey is that four of the last five between Nashville and St. Louis have gone under the total.
Nashville has had some success on the road this season and that is a big reason why they have a chance to make the playoffs. Those that bet on hockey know that the Predators are always a threat to win on the road since they play defense and get good goaltending. Nashville is also 12th in the league on offense so they can score. Martin Erat leads the team in points while Pekka Rinne is having a fine season in goal for the Predators.
St. Louis probably won’t make the playoffs and there is a glaring reason they will be left out. They have simply not played well at home. It is actually inexcusable for the Blues to be losing at home. The team has a very good road record for those that bet on hockey so if they were doing what they should be doing on home ice they would make the playoffs.
St. Louis is 19th in the league on offense and that simply is not good enough since their goals against is only 15th. They also take way too many penalties as they have the third most in the league. The only good news in hockey betting is that the Blues are second in the league in penalty killing. Andy McDonald leads the team in points while Paul Kariya leads them in shots. Chris Mason has played well for the most part in goal as he has a goals against average of 2.58 this season.