Rangers (15-14-7) +$190 at Predators (22-14-2) -$230
Pick: Predators (-$230)
Nashville is a tough city to play in and an even tougher team to play. They’ve got some of the best d-men in the league in P.K. Subban, Roman Josi, Ryan Ellis and D Mattias Ekholm. Those are a nightmare to match up against for any team and will make it a long night for the struggling Rangers.
All of that considered, both teams are currently riding losing streaks. The Predators have dropped their last five games and the Rangers have lost their last three. Nashville often isn’t in a funk for long so look for them to capitalize here and break this losing streak. Last time we saw New York play, they suffered a devastating OT loss to the Blue Jackets. We wouldn’t be shocked if something similar happened here. Nashville is a serious Cup contender this year and this string of poor play won’t last.