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3 of 4 Experts (75%) with a pick on the moneyline are aligned. 8* play on the Nashville Predators (Staight-up).
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The Predators are the better team in this match-up but sometimes crazy things happen. Nashville had about a dozen shots on goal before Arizona even got their first shot in Game 3 but none of the Preds shots found the back of the net while the Coyotes very first did. Then Nashville had apparently taken the lead in the third period of Game 3 only to have the goal over-turned. A deflating turn of events and, as a result, you're going to see a determined Predators team ready to take over in this game and force a winner takes all game 5. I respect the Coyotes but there is no doubt in my mind that the Preds are the better team and, of course, they're bringing their A game for this one.
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This has been a back-and-forth series, with Arizona up 2-games-to-1 going into this afternoon's tilt. We'll take the Predators as they're 146-92 (+54 games on the moneyline) when playing with revenge from a defeat in which they didn't score 2+ goals. Nashville's also 47-28 (+10 games on the moneyline) its last 75 when playing with revenge from a loss earlier in the season. Meanwhile, Arizona's a wallet-busting 43-60 (minus 17 games on the moneyline) off a win.
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The Predators severely outplayed the Coyotes last game, especially in the first period, but ended up losing 4-1. It's the second of three games the Predators had a significant advantage. The other game was a coin flip that the Coyotes won.
This is a pretty big motivator for the Predators. They're down 2-1 in the series, facing elimination, and they know they're the better team and they've been playing better. Just getting unlucky. So they should play a very similar game as the last 3, just with more intensity.
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