Canucks vs Predators Picks and Prediction – 5/3/2024

By: David Anicetti |

Last Updated: 05/02/2024 at 1:33 PM ET

Vancouver Canucks at Nashville Predators 05/03/24 - NHL Picks & Predictions
Game Start: 5/3/2024, 11:00 PM UTC
Latest Odds: NSH -130; O/U 5.5

Vancouver Canucks at Nashville Predators Prediction

The Vancouver Canucks visit the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena on Friday for Game 6 of their NHL Western Conference quarterfinals best of seven series. The opening face off will be at 10:00 PM EST and televised on TNT. Vancouver leads the series 3-2 after losing to Nashville 2-1 in Game 5 on Tuesday night. Make sure you stay up to date with all the NHL action, with our NHL picks.

Vancouver Canucks Preview

Vancouver completed the regular season 50-23-9 with 109 points and won the Pacific Division. Vancouver can eliminate Nashville with a victory on the road Friday in Game 6.

Vancouver is 12th in the NHL in goals for during the postseason at 2.40 and the Canucks are averaging only 18.4 shots per game while scoring on 15.4% of their power play attempts. Brock Boeser is the leading goal scorer for Vancouver with four and three other players have two goals each for the Canucks. J.T Miller and Quinn Hughes are the leaders in assists with five and Miller is the points leader with six. Hughes and Boeser are second in points with five each.

Vancouver is fourth amongst the 16 playoff teams in goals against at 2.40 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 two playoff games, Silovs is 1-1 with a goals against average of 2.57 and save percentage of .904.

Nashville Predators Preview

The Nashville Predators finished the regular season 47-30-5 with 99 points and earned a wildcard spot in the Western Conference. Nashville must pick up a victory at home on Sunday in order to level the series at 3-3, or be eliminated from the playoffs.

Nashville is 13th amongst 16 playoff teams in goals for at 2.40 and the Predators are taking an average of 24.4 shots per game and scoring on just 10.5% of their power plays. Filip Forsberg leads Nashville in goals scored with two and 10 others have scored one goal each. Forsberg is also the leader in assists with four and the points leader with six while Gustav Nyquist is second in points with four.

Nashville is tied for fourth in goals against at 2.40 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 2-3 with a goals against average of 2.21 and save percentage of .879.

Our Free NHL Pick for Nashville Predators vs Vancouver Canucks

Vancouver will bounce back from a disappointing 2-1 loss on its home ice with a victory in Game 6 on the road Friday to clinch this series and move on to the Western Conference semifinals. Vancouver has won seven of its last nine versus Nashville and the Canucks have won four of the last five when playing against the Predators. Overall, Vancouver has won seven of its last 10 played on the road. Final Score Prediction, Vancouver Canucks win 4-2.

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