8* Saturday NHL ANA/NSH
Anaheim vs. Nashville,
02/16/2013 20:00 EDT,
Score: 3 - 2
Total: -116/+5 Under
Anaheim & Nashville under 5
The Nashville Predators host the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday. Nashville is coming off a 3-0 win over Phoenix, while Anaheim beat Detroit their last time out, 5-2.
The Predators have made a name for themselves by playing Barry Trotz’s responsible, tight-checking, defensive style of hockey. That type of game produces a lot of unders, particularly at home, where the under is 10-1-2 in the last 13 games at the Bridgestone Arena.
It also doesn’t hurt having one of the league’s best goaltenders between the pipes. No goaltender in the NHL has been hotter than Pekka Rinne who has three shutouts in his last four games, and a 1.61 GAA and .938 save percentage on the season.
Bruce Boudreau is remembered for having coached one of the most exciting offensive teams seen in years when he was in Washington, so it’s understandable to expect him to bring that style of game to Anaheim with players like Ryan Getzlaf, Corey Perry, and Bobby Ryan at his disposal.
However, it’s easy to forget that Boudreau implemented a trap in his final year in Washington. Now in Anaheim, Boudreau’s Ducks have been an under machine, playing under the total in eight of their last 11.
The under is 4-1 in the last five meetings between these teams. Take the UNDER.
Good Luck, Razor Ray
8* Play on Anaheim & Nashville u5 -116