Free NHL Picks For Tonight (Jan 16): Golden Knights vs Predators Predictions
Six games are on the board in total for Tuesday night’s action. Teams are looking to give one more solid push before the All-Star break at the end of the month. My picks for tonight is below and the odds can be found at Sportsbetting.ag – Don’t Miss 75% Up To $1000 Bonus. If you have thought about buying sports betting picks you should read our Pay For Picks article and take advantage of our free NHL consensus picks instead of paying.
Vegas Golden Knights vs Nashville Predators Prediction
Nashville and Vegas both find themselves in playoff positions at this point in the season. The Predators have gone 25-11-6, which is good enough to place them in second place of the Central Division. The Golden Knights are 29-10-3, which has put them in first place of the Pacific Division.
These two teams have already met twice this season. The first meeting was in Nashville and it took until a shootout for the teams to decide who the winner was. Nate Schmidt had two points for the Golden Knights. Victor Arvidsson has a goal and an assist for Nashville. Reilly Smith scored the game winner in the shootout as the Golden Knights took the game by a final score of 4-3.
The 2nd matchup between these two teams was a lot less close. The game was held in Vegas and the Golden Knights won 3-0. Reilly Smith and Shea Theodore each scored a goal in the 2nd period. Marchessault iced the game with an empty netter. Marc-Andre Fleury was in net for Vegas as he turned away all 21 shots.
This matchup marks the third and final installment between these teams. Marc-Andre Fleury is expected to be in net for Vegas on Tuesday night. Fleury has phenomenal in net for the Golden Knights. He has a save percentage of .942 and a 1.83 GAA. Fleury is coming off a loss to the Oilers in his last game.
Pekka Rinne will likely be in net for the Predators. Rinne has been great for Nashville all season long. He is a big reason why the Predators find themselves near the top of the standings. Rinne has a GAA of 2.43 and a save percentage of .925. I expect this game to be a goaltending matchup. Both goalies will be at the top of their games, so even a lucky bounce could change the course of the game.
Vegas Golden Knights (+118) at Nashville Predators (-130)
Marchessault has been the leading point player for the Golden Knights. He has forty-one points in thirty-nine games. William Karlsson is second on the team in points with thirty-seven, but he leads in goals with twenty-three. Reilly Smith and David Perron each have over thirty points as well.
Nashville’s point leader, Filip Forsberg, has been out with injury for a couple of weeks. Forsberg has thirty-four points. P.K. Subban is second on the team with thirty-two points. Victor Arvidsson has twenty-seven points. Kevin Fiala and Ryan Johansen are tied with twenty-six points. Nashville will be looking for some top guys to take over in Forsberg’s absence. Nashville is coming off a week-long break and are wanting to avoid being swept. On top of that, the Predators are hosting this matchup. I expect Nashville to come out swinging.