Vancouver Canucks vs. Nashville Predators Prediction, NHL Odds

Payton Matthews | Updated Jan 18, 2022

The Vancouver Canucks conclude an incredibly tough five-game road trip Tuesday night by visiting Western Conference contender Nashville.

Vancouver
40-30-7-5
AT
January 18, 2022, 8:00 PM ET
Bridgestone Arena
Nashville
45-30-5-2
Puckline +1.5 -205
Moneyline +107
Over / Under o +6

37%

Betting Action

63%

Puckline -1.5 +170
Moneyline -129
Over / Under u +6

37%

Betting Action

63%

The Predators opened as -150 favourites on the NHL odds despite playing the second of a back-to-back.

Canucks vs. Predators NHL Betting Odds

Vancouver is 3-1 on this five-game trip all against Stanley Cup contenders, and Nashville is the lone Western Conference team on it. It’s the second of three regular-season meetings with Vancouver returning to Tennessee on Feb. 1.

On Nov. 5, the Predators won 3-2 in Vancouver. Philip Tomasino’s power-play goal at 19:15 of the second was the winner. Matt Duchene and Roman Josi also scored. Nashville was 2-for-3 on the power play and killed off all five Canucks chances with the man advantage. Juuse Saros had 26 saves. Brock Boeser and Nils Hoglander scored for Vancouver, and Thatcher Demko 25 saves.

The underdog is 4-0 in the past four meetings. The total has gone over in nine of the previous 11.

Vancouver Canucks

The Canucks were sizable underdogs at the Washington Capitals on Sunday but won 4-2 to snap a three-game slide. Elias Pettersson was the No. 1 star with two goals and now has eight on the year; he hadn’t scored in the past seven games. Bo Horvat (13th) and JT Miller (12th) also scored. The Canucks were 2-for-4 with the man-advantage after going 0-for-12 during their losing streak. Defenceman Quinn Hughes had two helpers. Thatcher Demko stopped 31 shots for his 50th career win and is 16-14-1 with a 2.67 GAA and .915 SV this season. Wingers Alex Chiasson and Conor Garland are in the protocols and Garland just landed there Sunday so it’s hard to see him playing Tuesday. He has 10 goals and 14 assists. The Canucks are 4-9 in their past 13 Tuesday games.

Nashville Predators

Nashville has followed a five-game winning streak with three straight losses following a 5-3 defeat in St. Louis on Monday. Juuse Saros allowed five goals on 29 shots and it’s almost certain that backup and former Calgary Flame David Rittich will be in net for this one. He’s 3-1-1 with a 3.04 GAA and .884 SV in six appearances. One bright spot was Filip Forsberg back from COVID protocols on Monday and he had his team-leading 19th goal. Nashville is the rare team to have a defenceman leading in points: Roman Josi with 40. Fellow blueliners Mattias Ekholm (protocols) and Dante Fabbro (lower body) are out. Nashville is 9-4 in its past 13 in the second of a B2B.

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