The Colorado Avalanche can put this series to bed with a win in Nashville on Monday night. The Avalanche are attempting a first-round sweep over the Nashville Predators.
— Colorado Avalanche (@Avalanche) May 7, 2022
This series hasn’t been close besides Game 2. The Avalanche opened things up at Ball Arena in Denver with a 7-2 win in Game 1. They needed overtime to edge out the Preds in Game 2, but found their form from the first game again for a 7-3 win.
Gabriel Landeskog was on fire with 2 goals and 2 assists. He finished with 4 points and 6 points total in this series.
The Avalanche had a record of 56-19-7 and 119 points in the Central Division. They weren’t good enough for the Presidents’ Trophy, that went to the Florida Panthers, but the Avalanche may be the best team in the NHL.
— Colorado Avalanche (@Avalanche) May 9, 2022
Florida might be lucky to get out of the first round. They have a tough matchup against the Washington Capitals and are currently down by a game going into Game 4. Meanwhile, the Avs are readying for a sweep.
What can the Predators do to stop the Avalanche tonight? They left a lot on the ice in Game 3. Their defense and Connor Ingram couldn’t have done anything better after allowing 7 goals in Game 1. It’s mandatory that Ingram plays like that tonight.
It sounds pretty simple for the Predators, but Ingram is going to have to steal Game 4. He’s under fire behind a tired defense and needs to be the catalyst.
Head below for our free Avalanche vs. Predators Game 4 prediction on May 9, 2022.
Colorado Avalanche vs. Nashville Predators Game 4 Live Betting Odds:
|Colorado Avalanche||-1.5 (-105)||-250||Over 6.5 (-120)|
|Nashville Predators||+1.5 (-115)||+210||Under 6.5 (+100)|
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|125% up to $2,500|
|100% up to $1,000|
|100% up to $500|
|50% up to $1,000|
|Team Data||Colorado Avalanche||Nashville Predators|
|Goals Per Game||3.81||3.15|
|Goals Against Per Game||2.80||3.13|
|Shots Per Game||35.44||32.75|
|Shots Against Per Game||31.84||32.75|
Avalanche vs. Predators Game 4 Prediction:
The Avalanche are the fourth-best offense in the NHL, with an average of 3.8 goals scored per game. In this series against the Predators, they have looked like the best offense in the playoffs.
Through three games, the Avalanche have scored 16 goals in three games. Connor Ingram went wild in Game 2 to get the game into overtime, but he was under pressure all game.
Ingram stopped 49 of 51 shots for a 0.961 save percentage. This came after taking over for David Rittich, who was chased out of Game 1 following 5 goals allowed on 13 shots.
Nashville stuck with Ingram after he nearly stole the second game. However, it didn’t end up going as swimmingly between the pipes.
Ingram was peppered with 41 shots and gave up 6 goals for a 0.854 save percentage. He had to be spent after going to overtime and making 49 saves in Game 2.
The native of Saskatchewan had a 3.71 GAA and 0.879 save percentage in three appearances in the regular season, so the fact that he’s even in this spot is an accomplishment for the 25-year-old.
Colorado Avalanche vs. Nashville Predators Game 4 Betting Trends:
- 11-1 overall in their previous 12 games in the quarterfinals
- 14-3 overall in their previous 17 games on a Monday
- 25-10 overall in their previous 35 games as a betting favorite
- OVER is 5-1 in their previous six games in the quarterfinals
- OVER is 15-6 in their previous 21 games as a betting favorite
- 0-6 overall in their previous six games in the quarterfinals
- 1-4 overall in their previous five games as an underdog at home
- OVER is 7-1 in their previous eight games
- OVER is 6-1 in their previous seven games as an underdog
- OVER is 21-5 overall in their previous 26 games versus the Central Division
I don’t have the most confidence in Ingram doing a repeat of Game 2. He looked exhausted in Game 3, and it’s likely going to be the same trying to keep up with this dangerous Avs’ offense tonight as well.
The Predators have to come out swinging and give Ingram some solid goal support. Nashville scored 3.2 goals per game this season, so we know that they have it in them to have a big offensive performance.
Nashville has to gamble and take plenty of chances in this one. The goaltending situation doesn’t give the Predators much of another option. They can’t rely on Ingram showing up in Game 2 form again.
If the Predators have to pull Ingram early if they’re down by 2 or 3 goals, they will do it out of desperation. That certainly bodes well for the OVER in a game that will likely be high-scoring anyway.
Look for more than 6 goals on the board, with the OVER at 6.5 worth considering in Game 4.