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NHL Playoffs: Pittsburgh Penguins at Nashville Predators Game 4 Betting Preview and Picks

August 26, 2019

Taking the first step towards bringing the
Stanley Cup Final back to level pegging, the Preds had some bounces finally fall their
way on Saturday and they can now make this thing a best-of-three with another home win in Game
4. Going 8-1 in their home building this postseason,
Bridgestone Arena has been an absolute fortress for the Preds. They own an eye-popping plus 1.8 goal differential
in front of their home fans and after their performance on Game 3, it’s further justified
my stance that this series won’t be won until one of these teams loses in its home
barn. Nashville opened as the -137 moneyline favorite
for Game 4 but at the time this was shot that line had moved to -155. If it were to close at that number, it would
make the Preds the second biggest favorites they’ve been all postseason. I’ve been saying all along that I expected
the Preds to hold serve at home and I got on their moneyline early after Game 3 so let’s
look at a couple prop bets to jazz things up a bit in the country music capital tonight. After registering a total of exactly zero
shots on Saturday, the dynamic duo of Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin have got to make
more of an impact in Game 4 if the Pens are going to stand any chance. Because of that, I’ll be betting that both
of them breach their 3-shot totals on Monday. Those lines are being offered at +120 for
the Malk Man and -105 for Sid the Kid so you’re getting pretty decent value on those bets. That said, I’m not expecting either of them
to be especially effective with their shots with the Pens power play going 2 for its last
17 and I’m predicting that Pekka Rinne has another huge game for Nashville. He was one save away from a shutout in Game
3 and there’s a 10/1 line that says he keeps the Pens off the board tonight. The Finn has posted two shutouts this postseason
and he now has a .949 save percentage at Bridgestone Arena during the Preds Cup Campaign. It’s definitely a gamble, but it’s one
that will pay off big time if it hits. Let me know what you guys think will happen
tonight in the comments or on Twitter @robtrocity and make sure to check out all of our hockey playoff content over at Unless you’re betting on the Penguins, or
any of them to score tonight, good luck this evening and remember, you lose 100 percent of the bets
you don’t make.

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