Detroit Red Wings at Nashville Predators

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In a Central Division battle, the Detroit Red Wings will go on the road and take on the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena. The Red Wings have a record of 10-19-4. The Predators have a record of 15-17-1 on the season. These two teams have faced each other four times this season with each team winning two games.

Red Wings Lose Two Straight Games

The Red Wings have lost two straight games. They lost their last game 2-0 against the Nashville Predators on Tuesday. Thomas Greiss stopped 32 out of 34 shots faced.

The Wings have been horrible on offense this season. They have scored two goals or less in six out of their last 10 games. They rank 29th in goals per game and shooting %, and 28th in shots per game and scoring efficiency ratio. Filip Hronek leads the team with just 18 points on the season.

Goaltending has also been a problem all season for Detroit. The Wings have given up three goals or more in six out of their last 10 games. Thomas Greiss has a record of 2-13-4 with a 3.36 GAA and .889 SV %. Jonathan Bernier has a record of 8-6-0 with a 2.78 GAA and a .918 SV %. The team ranks 25th in goals against per game, 27th in shots against per game, and 25th in opponent shooting % and save %.

Special teams have been a disaster for the Wings. They rank 30th in power play % and penalty kill %.

Predators Have Won Four out of Last Five Games

The Predators are getting hot, winning four out of their last five games. Their last game was a 2-0 win against the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday. Mathieu Olivier and Mikael Granlund each scored a goal. Juuse Saros was perfect in net, stopping all 31 shots faced.

Putting the puck in the net has been a struggle for the Preds this season. They have scored two goals or less in six out of their last 10 games. They rank ninth in shots per game but only 28th in goals per game, 27th in scoring efficiency ratio, and 30th in shooting %. Filip Forsberg leads the team with 28 points. No other player on the team has more than 20 points.

Defense and goaltending are trending in the right direction for Nashville in recent games. They have given up two goals or less in four out of their last five games. The team ranks 21st in goals against per game, 20th in shots against per game, and 24th in opponent shooting % and save %. Pekka Rinne has a record of 8-11-1 with a 3.07 GAA and a .899 SV%. Juuse Saros has a record of 7-6-0 with a 2.58 GAA and a .919 SV%. Saros has given up two goals or less in each of his last nine starts.

The Bottom Line
What to bet on this game.

Full-Game Side Bet
Rating:

The Predators have won four out of their last five games. Defense and goaltending are trending in the right direction for Nashville lately. They have given up two goals or less in four out of their last five games. The Wings have been horrible on offense all season. They have scored two goals or less in six out of their last 10 games. They rank 29th in goals per game and shooting %, and 28th in shots per game and scoring efficiency ratio. With home-ice advantage, Nashville will win this game.

Prediction:
Nashville Predators (-154)

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Full-Game Total Pick
Rating:

Defense and goaltending have improved for Nashville lately. They have given up two goals or less in four of their last five games. The Wings have been terrible on offense all season. They have scored two goals or less in six out of their last 10 games. They rank 29th in goals per game and shooting %, and 28th in shots per game and scoring efficiency ratio. This will be a low scoring game. The under will hit in this matchup.

Prediction:
Under 5.5