Nashville vs Buffalo: prediction for the NHL game
Nashville have mounted a five-game winning streak. Almost all of those games ended in regulation, and the Preds experienced difficulties only against Colorado. The Predators took the lead, but failed to maintain it and allowed the Avalanche to level the score. In the end, Nashville won in overtime.
Before that, the Predators played three games away. They confidently beat Los Angeles (4:2) and Arizona (4:2), and prevailed over Vegas, who are one of the strongest teams in the West (3:2).
Buffalo, on the other hand, are on a six-game losing streak. The main reason for their poor results is the inability of many key players to participate in recent games. Many of them are either injured or placed in covid protocol. The Sabres managed to put up a fight against Pittsburgh and Boston, but lost in overtime in both cases.
The Sabres also suffered crushing defeats to Tamapa (1:6) and the Islanders (1:4). Goalie Luukkonen had a terrible game against the Lightning. He was substituted off in the second period after conceding two goals.
In 4 out of 5 head-to-head games, the teams scored in each period.
In 3 out of 4 head-to-head games, Nashville scored first.
Given their problems with the line-up, the visitors have little chance of winning this game. Moreover, the Sabres aren't a very strong away team, and they will struggle to impose a fight on the Predators, who should capitalize on their home advantage and collect maximum points.
Our prediction - handicap (-1.5) to Nashville
Prediction: Handicap (-1.5) to Nashville
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Buffalo can't boast a very reliable line of defense, and they concede a lot. Nashville should have no problems converting their scoring chances.
Second wager - total over 5.5 goals