Sports Betting Odds & Liev Jackson NHL Predictions: Washington Capitals vs Nashville Predators
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
by Liev Jackson

NHL Elites Washington and Nashville Set to Face Off Tuesday Night

Sports Betting Odds & Liev Jackson NHL Predictions: Washington Capitals vs Nashville Predators

Washington Capitals vs. Nashville Predators

Capitals: 10-7-1 (7-11 ATS)
Predators: 9-5-2 (9-7 ATS)
When: 8:00 PM ET, Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Where: Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee
TV: NBCSN, NBCSN Washington

Washington won the President’s Trophy for the second consecutive year for the best regular season record. Nashville is the defending Western Conference champions. Both teams got off to uneven starts in 2017-18 and have been turning it up a notch with the calendar hitting November.

Washington was 5-6-1 after the first month, but are 5-1-0 since then playing the shutdown kind of defense we’ve grown accustomed to seeing. The Capitals have allowed just 2.00 GPG through the streak while scoring just 2.67 GPG.

Last time out it took a shootout before they were able to dispatch the Oilers 2-1. Dimitry Orlov had the sole goal in regulation for Washington. T.J. Oshie had the shootout winner.

Alex Ovechkin had ten goals in the month of October, he’s at three in six games so far this month. Third line center Lars Eller has 2-4- as does D John Carlson to lead the way in scoring through the streak.

Nashville was 5-5-2 after they dropped their opening game of November. It was their fourth loss in five games. They’ve since won four straight against some of the best teams in the league. The victories have come against the Ducks, Kings, Blue Jackets and most recently a Stanley Cup rematch against the Penguins.

The team was also involved in the trade of the young season. Newly acquired C Kyle Turris came over a week ago from Ottawa as part of the three-team Matt Duchesne trade.

He made his debut on Saturday against the Penguins and had a goal and an assist in the win.

The game was a back and forth affair fitting of the quality of competition. Pittsburgh took a 1-0 lead early and then erased a 3-1 and 4-3 deficit to force extra time.

The deciding shootout goal came off the stick of Filip Forsberg. Forsberg has been dynamite this year and leads the team with 8-8-16. D PK Subban is one of a trio of elite defensemen each averaging over 25 minutes for the Predators. He’s got 4-8-12 on the season.

Washington is 18th scoring 2.83 GPG and 18th allowing 2.94 GPG.

Nashville is 20th scoring 2.75 GPG and tied for 13th allowing 2.81 GPG.

Bovada has the Predators favorites at 145-moneyline with the total sitting at 5½ at MyBookie.

NHL Puckline Odds at BetOnline the Predators were favored by -1½ (+200)

Washington Capitals vs. Nashville Predators Sports Betting Odds

Gm# Team
Opener
59 Washington
+120
60 Nashville
-140
  Total

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In their last action, Nashville was a 5-4 winner at home against the Penguins. Bettors on Nashville at -140 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Washington Capitals vs. Nashville Predators Sports Betting Odds & Trends

Washington:
Washington is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games
Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 5 games

Nashville:
Current Streak: won 4 straight games.
Nashville is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Nashville's last 6 games
Nashville is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
Washington at Colorado Thursday, November 16
Nashville at Minnesota Thursday, November 16

The Bottom Line: Nashville is -145 favorites and Washington +115 underdogs. A game like this often comes down to the hot goalie, and Braden Holtby appears to be heating up for the Caps. I like the recent Vezina Trophy winner’s chances to help steal a road win. Capitals 3-2.

Liev Jackson NHL Predictions: Washington +115 & 5½ Under at Bovada

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alex ovechkin - filip forsberg - john carlson - kyle turris - matt duchesne - nashville predators - pk subban - t.j. oshie - washington capitals

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