Minnesota Wild take on Predators in hockey test
Minnesota Wild vs Nashville Predators Odds
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.
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.
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
Minnesota home to Vancouver, Sunday, March 10
Nashville at Dallas, Tuesday, March 12