Minnesota Wild take on Predators in hockey test

Minnesota WildNashville Predators
March 9, 8:00 PM | Bridgestone Arena

Minnesota Wild vs Nashville Predators Odds

11-9-2TEAM RECORD10-9-5

Minnesota pays a visit to Nashville on Saturday, hoping to shut down the Predators bats in hockey action at Bridgestone Arena.

Nashville battles the Wild, currently with a 11-9-2 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 8-15-1 for the Predators and 7-12-3 for the Wild.

View Minnesota vs Nashville Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Wild were listed as +-126 underdogs on the hockey moneyline earlier at Bovada. The total was set at 5 before betting started earlier on Monday at BetOnline.

Power Rankings:
The Predators sit at No. 26 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Wild sit at a No. 19 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Nashville's No. 30-ranked offense (2.2 goals per game) against a Wild defense that ranks No. 9 at 2.5 goals per game allowed. The Predators powerplay has clicked at a 15.6% rate while the Wild have a 86.8% rate on the penalty kill.

Minnesota lost its last outing, a 5-3 result against the Blackhawks on March 5. Bettors who backed the Blackhawks at -167 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (8) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

The Predators were a 6-0 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Oilers. That made winners of bettors who got Nashville at -185 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for OVER bettors.

Minnesota Wild Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Florida are 3-3-2
After playing Chicago are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

Nashville Predators Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Minnesota are 3-7
After playing Edmonton are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

A few Wild at Predators trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing Nashville
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing on the road against Nashville
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota's last 9 games on the road
Minnesota is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games on the road
Nashville is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Nashville's last 5 games
Nashville is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Nashville's last 5 games when playing Minnesota

Next up:
Minnesota home to Vancouver, Sunday, March 10
Nashville at Dallas, Tuesday, March 12

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