Vegas Golden Knights vs. Nashville Predators Betting Preview

03 / 26 / 2024 By Ally Mielnicki

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The third encounter between the Vegas Golden Knights (39-25-7) and Nashville Predators (42-25-4) is approaching on Tuesday, March 26 at 8:00 PM ET for an appealing NHL betting opportunity. ZenSports Tennessee sportsbook has the Predators as moneyline favorites at -152.

When: March 28, 2023 at 8:00 PM ET

Where: Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee


Vegas Golden Knights Preview

The Golden Knights have won four out of their last five games and are currently aiming to build on their three-game win streak. Their most recent win was a 2-1 overtime thriller against the St. Louis Blues on the road, with Jonathan Marchessault scoring the winning goal.

Marchessault currently leads them with 61 points and 39 goals. He also ranks tied for the ninth spot in the league rankings for scoring, making him a dangerous opponent on the ice.

The Golden Knights are averaging approximately 3.15 goals and launching 31.4 shots per game. Interestingly, their power play success rate stands at 18.8 percent, despite netting only 42 goals and conceding 36 during such opportunities.

While they have an attractive offensive display, their defensive performance has been wavering recently, leaving little margin for error. They are conceding an average of 2.92 goals and facing 30.5 shots per game. However, their penalty kill efficiency stands out at 80.7 percent, slightly edging out the Predators’.

Nashville Predators Preview

The Predators have won their last five games and are coming back home where they are 20-15-1. Their most recent success was a 1-0 outing over the Detroit Red Wings, marking their second consecutive shutout performance.

They continue to have great performances offensively from Filip Forsberg, who leads with 78 points and 39 goals. They also have Roman Josi who leads with 54 assists and is an excellent teammate to push the puck where it needs to go.

The Predators are averaging 3.23 goals per game, requiring 31.6 shots to achieve this. Their power play performance has been inconsistent, netting 47 goals while conceding 49, resulting in a 20.0 power play percentage. In comparison to their defense, they operate with a narrow margin for error in each game.

On defense, they are giving up an average of 2.90 goals and face 30.0 shots per game. Their penalty kill rate lags slightly behind the Golden Knights at a 77.0 percentage. Given this, the Predators need to establish a strong offense early on and prevent the Golden Knights from gaining momentum to disrupt their game plan.

Betting Odds

ZenSports Tennessee sportsbook has you covered for the best NHL betting opportunities. Currently, the Nashville Predators are favored to succeed. The season series is split 1-1, with the Predators winning the last meeting 5-3 on the road back in February.

Vegas Golden Knights: +119

Puck Line: +1.5 (-202)

Nashville Predators: -152

Puck Line: -1.5 (+156)

Totals: Over 6.0 (-123), Under 6.0 (-104)

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