Predators vs Canucks Picks and Prediction – 5/1/2024

By: David Anicetti |

Last Updated: 04/29/2024 at 6:34 PM ET

Nashville Predators at Vancouver Canucks 04/30/24 - NHL Picks & Predictions
Game Start: 5/1/2024, 2:00 AM UTC
Latest Odds: VAN -120 ; O/U 5.5

Nashville Predators at Vancouver Canucks Prediction

The Nashville Predators visit the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena for Game 5 of their NHL Western Conference quarterfinals best of seven series, at 10:00 PM ET, televised on TBS. Vancouver leads the series 3-1 after defeating Nashville 4-3 in Game 4 in overtime on Sunday night. Make sure you stay up to date with all the NHL action, with our NHL picks.

Nashville Predators Preview

The Nashville Predators finished the regular season 47-30-5 with 99 points and were the No. 1 wildcard in the Western Conference. Nashville must win on Tuesday or be eliminated from the playoffs.

Nashville is 12th amongst 16 playoff teams in goals for at 2.50 and is taking an average of 25 shots per game while scoring on just 6.7% of their power plays. Filip Forsberg is leading Nashville in goals scored during the playoffs with two, while eight others have scored one goal each. Jason Zucker is one of five players for the Predators to have two assists and Forsberg is the points leader with four.

Nashville is seventh in goals against at 2.75 per game amongst the 16 postseason teams. Nashville goalie Jusse Saros was 35-24-5 with a 2.86 goals against average and .906 save percentage during the regular season. In three playoff games, Saros is 1-3 with a goals against average of 2.52 and save percentage of .857.

Vancouver Canucks Preview

Vancouver finished the regular season 50-23-9 with 109 points and was the winner of the Pacific Division. Vancouver can win the series on Tuesday with a victory at home and eliminate Nashville, while moving on to the semifinals of the Western Conference. 

Vancouver is 10th in the NHL in goals for during the postseason at 2.75 and the Canucks are averaging just 17.7 shots per game while scoring on 18.2% of their power play attempts. Brock Boeser is the leading goal scorer for Vancouver with four and two other players have two goals each for the Canucks. J.T. Miller is the leader in assists with five and Quinn Hughes has four. The leader in points is Miller with six and Boeser has five.

Vancouver is 5th amongst the 16 playoff teams in goals against at 2.50 per game. During the regular season Vancouver goalie Arturs Silovs was 3-0-1 with a goals against average of 2.47 and save percentage of .881. In one playoff game, Silvos is 1-0 with a goals against average of 3.05 and save percentage of .900.

Our Free NHL Pick for Vancouver Canucks vs Nashville Predators

Vancouver is coming off an overtime victory against Nashville in which the Canucks scored two goals in the final three minutes of regulation to force overtime and then scored in the first two minutes of overtime to win. Nashville will carry over that disappointing finish of Game 4 into Tuesday’s Game 5 which will hurt the Predators early and Vancouver will take a lead early and eventually win. Vancouver has won five of its last seven, while Nashville has lost four of its last five. Final Score Prediction, Vancouver Canucks win 4-1.

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