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Penguins vs. Predators Stanley Cup Final Game 4 NHL Odds Analysis & Prediction


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The Pittsburgh Penguins visit the Nashville Predators in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final. Nashville is at -140 on the NHL odds board, Pittsburgh is at +120 and the total is set at 5.5.
 
 
Game 3 Recap
The Predators beat the Penguins 5-1 on Saturday and the best-of-seven series is now 2-1 in favor of Pittsburgh, who really struggled on the power play again.
 
Nashville is now 8-1 at home in the playoffs and Pekka Rinne has a lot to do with it. Rinne struggled in the first two games, giving up eight goals on just 36 shots but he started Game 3 and made 27 saves. 
 
Roman Josi, Frederick Gaudreau, James Neal, Craig Smith and Mattias Ekholm scored for the Predators and Josi also had two assists. 
 
Penguins Captain Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malking didn't have a shot on goal but Jake Guentzel scored his 13th goal of the playoffs and fourth of the series. 
 
 
Betting Trends
The Penguins are 16-19 in a road game where the total is 5.5, 16-14 after a non-conference game and 6-6 when leading in a playoff series. 
 
The Predators are 15-7 in a home game where the total is 5.5, 38-27 in the second half of the season and 34-21 when playing against a team with a winning record.
 
 
Final Analysis
The Predators have been outstanding at home this season, going 32-9-9 so far. Nashville has won 12 of their last 13 playoff home games and I don't see that trend changing in Game 4.