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Vegas Golden Knights vs Nashville Predators 4/4/2023 Picks, Previews and Analysis

Vegas Golden Knights vs Nashville Predators 4/4/2023 Picks, Previews and Analysis

On Tuesday, April 4, 2023, at 8:00 PM ET, the Bridgestone Arena, TN, will witness a thrilling NHL matchup between the Vegas Golden Knights and the Nashville Predators. The Golden Knights have been impressive this season with their high-octane offense, averaging 3.28 goals per game. The top two lines of Jack Eichel, Chandler Stephenson, and Jonathan Marchessault have been outstanding, contributing 67 goals and 108 assists. However, the rest of the attack also chipped in, as Reilly Smith, William Karlsson, and Phil Kessel collectively tallied 51 goals and 82 assists. Even the defensemen, Shea Theodore and Alex Pietrangelo, made significant contributions with 17 goals and 74 assists combined from the point.

The Golden Knights’ defense has also been strong this season, allowing only 2.82 goals per game, despite their offensive prowess. Shea Theodore, Alex Pietrangelo, and Nicolas Hague have been solid with 7.5 defensive point shares, providing depth to the team. In addition, Alec Martinez and Brayden McNabb have contributed 8.7 defensive point shares and 412 blocked shots. Jonathan Quick, who joined the team at the trade deadline, has a .896 save percentage and a 3.53 goals-against average on 230 shots, adding to the team’s strength in the net.

  • The Vegas Golden Knights are 8-1 SU in their last 9 games on the road.
  • Vegas is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Nashville.
  • The total went OVER in 6 of Vegas’ last 9 games against an opponent in the Western Conference. 

Vegas Golden Knights vs Nashville Predators 4/4/2023 Picks, Previews and Analysis

The Nashville Predators have had a successful season so far, but their offense needs to step up as they are only averaging 2.76 goals per game. While defenseman Roman Josi has contributed 18 goals and 41 assists from the point, and Thomas Novak and Matt Duchene have combined for 57 assists and 37 goals, the rest of the offense has struggled to find the back of the net. This lack of offensive depth has made it easier for opposing defenses to shut them down.

Despite these offensive struggles, the Predators’ defense has been impressive, allowing only 2.91 goals per game. Jeremy Lauzon and Dante Fabbro have provided 5.1 defensive point shares, while Roman Josi and Ryan McDonagh have contributed 9.0 defensive point shares and 290 blocked shots. Goaltender Kevin Lankinen has also played a vital role with a.917 save percentage, 2.72 goals against average, and 6.5 goals saved over average on 517 shots.

  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Nashville’s last 8 games at home.
  • The Nashville Predators are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games at home against Vegas.
  • The total went OVER in 10 of Nashville’s last 14 games against an opponent in the Pacific Division. 

Vegas Golden Knights vs Nashville Predators. The NHL pick for this game is the Vegas Golden Knights. The Western Conference powerhouse, the Golden Knights, are gearing up to dominate the Predators from the get-go. Meanwhile, the Predators are eyeing a chance to score an upset win in their own barn. The Golden Knights’ formidable defense, led by Shea Theodore and Alec Martinez, will make things difficult for the Predators’ attack, which only manages 2.76 goals per game. Quick and his defense will focus on stifling Nashville’s offense by creating turnovers and limiting shot opportunities. With a strong showing on the road, the Golden Knights are predicted to secure the victory with a score of 6-4.

NHL Starting Time: 8:00 PM (EDT)

Location: Bridgestone Arena, TN

Date: Tuesday, April 4, 2023


NHL Odds: Vegas Golden Knights -133

NHL Totals: 7

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