Nashville vs Carolina: prediction for the NHL preseason match
On October 9, the Nashville Predators go against the Carolina Hurricanes in the NHL preseason match. What to expect from this fixture? Our answer is in the prediction below.
The Nashville Predators seem to have recovered after a rocky start in the preseason. The Preds interrupted their losing streak by defeating Tampa with a score of 6:2. Forsberg and Afanasyev both had a great game and each scored a double and gave an assist.
The Predators built on their success in the return game against the Lightning (6:1). Nashville act excellently on the defensive, and goaltender Saros stopped 94% of the shots. Nashville also defeated Carolina away (3:2 ОТ).
The Carolina Hurricanes have played three preseason games. In the first match, they outplayed Tampa with a score of 3:1. Goaltender Andersen saved 36 shots out of 37. The Hurricanes lost to the Lightning in the return game (5:8), showing poor play on the defensive. Goaltender Raanta was not as reliable as Andersen.
Then the Hurricanes had a really tough game against Nashville and lost to the Preds in overtime (2:3).
In 4 head-to-head games, the teams scored in each period.
In 3 head-to-head games in a row, the teams scored more than one goal in the first period.
Nashville are in great form and have defeated pretty serious opponents in the preseason. The Predators are at their best at home, so Carolina are in trouble.
Our prediction - Nashville to win with a handicap (0)
Prediction: Handicap (0) to Nashville
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We do not expect a burn-burner, since the two sides rarely score a large number of goals in head-to-head games.
Second wager - total under 6 goals