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Red Wings Proving to Be Too Much for Predators

The Detroit Red Wings are riding a mini two-game winning streak, but they’ve been far from perfect in those contests. Defensive breakdowns have become commonplace for the Wings so far in 2016, and they’ll seek to tighten up on that end against the Nashville Predators on Friday.

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone OVER in four of the Predators' last five games against the Red Wings.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 11 of the Red Wings' last 15 games with a closing total of 5.5 or more.
  • The Predators are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games with two days off between games.

Petr Mrazek is expected to get the start in between the pipes, which is great news for Detroit backers. The netminder has a spotless 3-0-0 record against the Preds in his career. Pekka Rinne, who is slated to start for Nashville, is 12-9-4 with three shutouts versus Detroit.

New Red Wing Thomas Vanek is off to a red-hot start in the Motor City after signing a one-year, $2.6-million contract in the offseason. Vanek has three goals and three assists entering play on Thursday. The Austrian’s four power-play points are tied for the league lead in that category.

The Predators have had all sorts of trouble against Detroit lately. In Nashville's last four meetings with Detroit, the Preds are 0-4 SU.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the visiting Nashville Predators before puck drop in this match found them as 101 moneyline underdogs at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 5.5, according to BetOnline.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 3.3-2 win for the Red Wings on Friday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Nashville Predators vs Detroit Red Wings Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Detroit Red Wings are 2-2-0 so far on the season. The Nashville Predators, meanwhile, are 1-2-0. OVER/UNDER betting fans have seen Detroit go 2-1-1 and the Predators go 1-1-1 on the totals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Detroit vs Nashville injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 7 (Detroit Red Wings) and the No. 6 (Nashville Predators) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Detroit Red Wings No. 16-ranked offense (3 goals per game) against a Nashville Predators defense that ranks No. 14 at 3 goals per game allowed. The Red Wings powerplay has clicked at a 25% rate while the Predators have a 77.78% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Nashville lost its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Stars on October 18. Bettors who backed the Stars at +136 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Detroit was a 2-1 winner in its last match on the road against the Rangers. They won as +149 underdogs, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Nashville is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Nashville is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • Nashville is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Nashville is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Detroit is 6-13 ATS in its last 19 games
  • Detroit is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games
  • Detroit is 3-12 ATS in its last 15 games at home
  • Detroit is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Nashville home to Pittsburgh, Saturday, October 22nd
Detroit home to San Jose, Saturday, October 22nd

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