The Nashville Predators get an opportunity to show their for real tonight when they play host to the Los Angeles Kings. We have the inside NHL betting scoop on this matchup, and also a terrific 72-28 NHL money line betting system that’s applicable in this exact situation.
Kings in the Music City
The Predators will play host to the Kings tonight at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville with the opening face-off slated for 8:05 PM ET. According to the NHL betting odds at Bookmaker, Nashville is a -125 money line favorite, and the posted total is set at 5.0. The Predators went 2-1 in their 3-games versus the Kings a season ago, and have won 5 of the last 6 in this head to head series.
Finding their Scoring Touch
Although the Kings have began the season by going an unimpressive 11-10 against the money line, the defending Western Conference and Stanley Cup champions have shown some encouraging signs of late. The Kings have scored a 25-goals combined over their last 7-games. Putting that feat into perspective, they were able to score just 32-goals in their first 14-games of the season. They’re coming off a 5-4 loss at Dallas in their previous game, and that put an end to a 3-game winning streak. The Kings also fell to a dismal 1-7 against the money line on the road this season. It’s not very difficult to spot why they’ve struggled to win in their away games. Their special teams have been brutal in those 8 road tilts, going an anemic 2-for-26 (7.7%) on the power play, and allowing opponents to convert on 27.3% of their extra man advantages against them. Jonathan Quick continues to play at a very high level in goal, compiling a brilliant .932 save percentage in 18-starts.
A Pleasant Surprise
Even the most ardent of Nashville Predator supportPers have to be pleasantly surprised by their team’s 13-7 money line start to the season. The predators enter tonight’s game winners of 6 of their last 8. Nashville has gone a very profitable 7-2 on home ice this season, despite going a horrible 1-for-28 (3.6%) on the power play in those 9-games. Tonight’s listed probable starter in goal for Nashville is Pekka Rinne, and he’s had a terrific start to the season. Rinne has gone 13-4 in 17-starts, and posted an excellent .930 save percentage. Nashville has seen just 1 of their 9-games at home go over the total.
This seems like a very cheap price to pay considering the Predators success at home this season, and the Kings struggles on the road. The Predators are allowing just 2.1 goals per game to start the year, and are coming off a 3-2 overtime win versus the Florida Panthers in their previous game. The combination of those two facts on the Predators sets up a very profitable money line betting system, and I will certainly utilize it when making my NHL picks for today.
Any home team which is -100 to -150 on the money line, coming off a overtime win in their previous game, and is allowing 2.55 or less goals per game, has gone 72-28 (72%) during the past 5-seasons.
Free NHL Pick: Nashville -125 over Los Angeles at 5Dimes