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Detroit Nashville Game 3 Betting Preview

The Detroit Red Wings are the favorites at the sportsbooks on Sunday afternoon as they try to take a 2-1 series lead on the Nashville Predators in their Western Conference quarterfinal.

The Red Wings tied up the series at 1-1 with a 3-2 win in Nashville as an underdog on Friday night. Johan Franzen provided the game-winning goal for Detroit in that night's contest.

The Predators opened as +135 underdogs in this Game 3 matchup at Bovada.

This season the Red Wings are 48-28-6 overall while the Predators are 48-26-8. As for the totals, Detroit is 34-45-3 on the OU, and Nashville is 34-39-9.

View Nashville vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Hockey odds makers opened the Red Wings as -155 moneyline favorites in this matchup at BetOnline. Over under bettors saw the number open at 5.

Power Rankings:
According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 5-ranked Red Wings and the No. 12-rated Predators in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Detroit's No. 6-ranked offense (3 goals per game) against a Predators defense that ranks No. 9 at 2.6 goals per game allowed. The Red Wings powerplay has clicked at a 16.1% rate while the Predators have a 83.6% rate on the penalty kill.

In their last action, Detroit was a 3-2 winner on the road against the Predators. Bettors on Detroit at -101 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors home happy as well.

Nashville Predators Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Minnesota are 4-6
After playing Detroit are 8-2
After a loss are 8-2

Detroit Red Wings Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Edmonton are 7-3
After playing Nashville are 8-2
After a win are 5-5

A few Predators at Red Wings trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Nashville's last 5 games when playing on the road against Detroit
Nashville is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Nashville is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Nashville is 7-16 SU in its last 23 games when playing on the road against Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing at home against Nashville
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games at home
Detroit is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games at home
Detroit is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games when playing at home against Nashville

Next up:
Nashville at Detroit, Tuesday, April 17

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