Boston Bruins vs Nashville Predators 2-16-23 NHL Picks, Analysis and Prediction

Boston Bruins vs Nashville Predators 2/16/23 – The Boston Bruins end a two-game tour and travel to Nashville on Thursday night to face the Predators. The Bruins are the Eastern Conference #1 seed and have the NHL best record. Nashville is ranked 10th in Western Conference, as they fight for a playoff spot.

Boston Bruins vs Nashville Predators 

Date & Time: Thursday, February 16, 2023 at 8:00 PM ET

Location: Bridgestone Arena

Boston Bruins vs Nashville Predators Betting Odds


Moneyline: -156

Spread: -1.5 (+145)

Total: 5.5 over (-108)


Moneyline: +126

Spread: +1.5 (-155)

Total: 5.5 under (-102)

Boston Bruins vs Nashville Predators Analysis

On Tuesday night, the Boston Bruins won 3-2 overtime against the Dallas Stars on the road. The Bruins had a record of 1-3-1 going into Dallas. This is their best record in the NHL. This five-game stretch was their worst in the entire season. Boston was trailing 2-1 on Tuesday night. However, they rallied to tie the game in third due to a Pavel Zacha goal. The Bruins won it with 1:16 remaining in overtime thanks to a David Pastrnak goal. The Bruins have now won 40 games, a record for the league. After a huge win in Dallas on Tuesday night, the Bruins are hoping to get back on track with a winning streak. After winning the series last season, this will be the Bruins’ first encounter with the Predators. Boston is the NHL’s second-highest scoring offense. Boston also ranks fifth in the NHL for shooting percentage. The Bruins allow the ninth-lowest number of shots per game, and they have the highest average goals against. Boston’s specialty units are strong this season. They rank 7th in power plays percentage and 1st in the NHL for penalty kills.

Nashville Predators won four of their six previous games. They will now be trying to push for a playoff spot within the Western Conference. The Predators lost 4-2 to the Arizona Coyotes at their home on Tuesday night after letting a 2-1 lead in the second period slip. Nashville led 1-0 at the end of the first period. The Predators scored two goals in the second period by Roman Jossi, and Colton Sissons. They then allowed one goal in each period and one more to win the game. Kevin Lankinen, the goalie, had only 18 shots and allowed three goals. To complete the scoring, Arizona added an empty-netter in the third period. Nashville is currently ranked 10th in Western Conference, but only five points behind the logjam of three teams for 7th. Nashville will likely seek offensive help before the deadline, as the team is just 26th in scoring offense. The Predators rank 30th in the league in shooting percentage. Nashville ranks 11th in league goals against average, and 23rd in shots per game. The Predators rank just 28th in NHL power play percentage, and 16th in penalties kills.

Boston Bruins vs Nashville Predators Against the Spread

The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Boston’s last 10 games. Boston are 12-5 SU in their last 17 games. Boston are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games against Nashville. Boston are 9-3 SU in their last 12 games on the road. Boston are 3-8 SU in their last 11 games when playing on the road against Nashville.

Nashville are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games. The total has gone OVER in 4 of Nashville’s last 5 games against Boston. Nashville are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games at home. Nashville are 8-3 SU in their last 11 games when playing at home against Boston. The total has gone OVER in 8 of Nashville’s last 9 games played on a Thursday.

Boston Bruins vs Nashville Predators Free Pick

The Bruins are able to match up with an offensively challenged Predators team. The Predators’ poor offense will have difficulty creating offense against the Bruins’ stingy defense. Boston has an advantage in special teams and should take advantage of power play opportunities against Nashville. The top team, the Bruins, has the highest goal differential. NHL betting experts favor Boston to lead the battle and cover the puckline.

Free Pick: Boston Bruins -1.5 (+145)