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Hockey odds preview - Nashville vs. Minnesota

Nashville PredatorsMinnesota Wild
Feb 9, 8:00 PM | Xcel Energy Center

Nashville Predators vs Minnesota Wild Odds

5-2-3TEAM RECORD4-5-1

The Nashville Predators will look to grab a road win when they take on the Wild in Minnesota at Xcel Energy Center on Saturday in hockey odds action.

The Wild sit at 4-5-1 on the season; in comparison, the Predators are currently 5-2-3. Looking to wager on the totals? Minnesota is 3-6-1 OU, and Nashville is 2-8 OU.

View Nashville vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Wild in this one found them earlier as -116 favorites on the NHL money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 5 at its open earlier today at BetOnline and may have moved.

Power Rankings:
The Wild - Predators odds would favor the Wild if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Minnesota is rated No. 15 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Nashville is at No. 26.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota's No. 27-ranked offense (2.2 goals per game) against a Predators defense that ranks No. 2 at 2.1 goals per game allowed. The Wild powerplay has clicked at a 16.2% rate while the Predators have a 81.6% rate on the penalty kill.

Nashville won its last outing, a 3-0 result against the Kings on February 7. Bettors who backed the Predators at +102 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

In their last action, Minnesota was a 4-1 loser at home against the Canucks. Bettors on Vancouver at -115 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 Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Minnesota are 3-7
After playing Los Angeles are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

Minnesota Wild Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Florida are 3-3-2
After playing Vancouver are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

A few Predators at Wild trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Nashville's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Nashville's last 8 games on the road
Nashville is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Minnesota
Nashville is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Minnesota's last 17 games when playing at home against Nashville
Minnesota is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home

Next up:
Nashville home to Chicago, Sunday, February 10
Minnesota at Calgary, Monday, February 11