But the Predators are unbeaten in regulation as their two losses both came in overtime. Nashville might be lucky to get an overtime loss on Thursday as they are underdogs at home in NHL hockey betting against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Nashville started the season by winning their first three games but they have lost their last two, both in overtime. They lost 3-2 in overtime to Washington and 1-0 to Calgary in overtime. Both of those games were at home as is this one on Thursday night against Pittsburgh. The Predators held both Pittsburgh and Calgary down on offense but they still couldn’t get the win.
High Powered Penguins – The Penguins have two great scorers in Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. They are two of the best players in the league and Nashville will have their work cut out to stop them on Thursday. The Penguins are 4-3 this season and they are in the top 10 in the league in goals scored. The Penguins also are in the top 10, just barely, in fewest goals allowed.
Predators – The Predators have been winning with a defense that is fourth in the league in fewest goals allowed. They have also only played one road game so far this season. The schedule maker definitely gave Nashville a favorable start to this season. Nashville still doesn’t have a lot of goal scoring so if they are to beat the Penguins it will likely be a 3-2 type of game.
Pittsburgh Betting Trends – The Penguins are 4-1 in their last 5 overall. The Penguins are 7-2 in their last 9 road games. The Penguins are 0-5 in NHL hockey betting in the last 5 meetings in Nashville.
Nashville Betting Trends – The Predators are 4-1 in hockey betting in their last 5 vs. the Eastern Conference. The Predators are 19-7 in their last 26 Thursday games. The Predators are 21-9-2 in their last 32 vs. the Atlantic. The home team is 6-2-1 in the last 9 meetings in this series.
Total – The Under is 6-2-1 in the Penguins last 9 vs. the Central. The Over is 5-1-1 in the Predators last 7 vs. the Atlantic. The Under is 8-2-1 in the Predators last 11 home games. The Under is 18-7-1 in the Predators last 26 overall. The Over is 3-0-2 in the last 5 meetings between the two teams in Nashville.