Thursday, May 5 concludes the NHL betting season with the 2022 Stanley Cup First Round series at Ball Arena in Denver, where the Colorado Avalanche visits Nashville for Game 2. Here are the best Predators vs. Avalanche wager and odds for Thursday’s game.
The Nashville Predators are 5.5 games up on the Colorado Avalanche in the Western Conference with a 7-3 series lead. The Predators won Game 1, blowing out the Avs 7-2 as -330 home favorites at the best Nashville betting sites. Also, the top Colorado gambling apps list the total at 6.5 goals.
The Nashville Predators suffered a devastating defeat in Game 1 of the Western Conference Final on Tuesday, surrendering five goals in the first period. The Predators’ Matt Duchene scored two goals, but it was already too late.
The Predators have been a great betting value as far as NHL odds are concerned. Nashville has only 25 attempts on Darcy Kuemper. In the other corner, David Rittich gave up five goals on 13 shots, while Connor Ingram allowed two goals on eight saves in relief.
In Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals, Nashville goaltender Marek Rendell made 43 saves in a 4-3 overtime victory against San Jose. With Miroslav Kamenicky out for at least two weeks with a broken left hand, the Predators have to make a decision between Petr Rittich and Marek Rendell.
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The Colorado Avalanche lost six of their final seven games in the regular season. The Avs were fired up to show that they were worth it during the postseason, so they crushed Nashville in game one of their first-round matchup.
The Avs were able to overcome the loss of star forward Nathan MacKinnon, who suffered a broken jaw in Game 2 against the Minnesota Wild. Cale Makar and Mikko Rantanen combined for three assists; one goal came from each player.The Predators had 15 shots on goal, while the Avalanche fired 45 attempts toward Darcy Kuemper’s net.
In 2021-22, Kuemper posted a 37-12-4 record with a 2.54 GAA and .921 save percentage, which proves to be one of the league’s greatest goaltenders. He has also recorded five shutouts in his career, and he’ll look for another victory against the Predators in Game 2 on Tuesday night. The Avalanche had the tenth-worst scoring defense in the NHL, allowing 2.86 goals per game in the regular season.
The Predators are in serious trouble without Juuse Saros. The regular-season performance of Saros and his backups is evident.”The Colorado Avalanche were scoring 3.80 goals per game in the regular season, which was fourth best in the league (4th). Once more, I anticipate them to outscore Nashville by two or more goals.
The Avalanche have won ten of their previous 13 games on home ice, and Colorado is undefeated in ten straight matches in May. The Avalanche are also 10-0 at home this season.
The first game of the series featured a 9-goal scoreline. The Avs scored two goals while only allowing one on the man advantage, while Nashville converted one of four power-play chances.Despite the fact that both teams struggled to defend with the man down in the regular season, I’m going over despite a 6.5-goal line.
The over has gone 4-1 in Colorado’s past 5 games overall, 6-0 in Nashville’s previous six, and 15-2 in the Predators’ previous 17 road games. The previous five meetings between the Avalanche and Predators have also gone over the total.