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NHL Betting Line Favors the over the Friday

A key battle on the NHL odds menu sees visiting Nashville Predators dueling the Minnesota Wild on Friday at Xcel Energy Center.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Nashville Predators opened as -105 moneyline in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including BetOnline. The total opened at 5.5 for those preferring over under betting, watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Predators to win this game 4.4-1.5. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Nashville Predators vs Minnesota Wild Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Nashville Predators will try to spoil to the party on Friday; they are 22-9-5 this season, while the Wild are 19-15-3. Nashville is 19-17 on the totals; Minnesota is 19-16-2. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Minnesota vs Nashville injuries news.

The Minnesota Wild sit at No. 27 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Nashville Predators sit at a No. 2 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Minnesota's No. 20-ranked offense, averaging 2.86 goals per game, against a Predators defense that ranks No. 8 at 2.78 goals allowed. The Wild power play is averaging 19.64% while the Predators defense kills off 82.89% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Nashville won its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Blues on December 27. Bettors who backed the Predators at +110 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 4-2 winner as they battled the Stars at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Wild at -105 were rewarded, while the 6 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Nashville is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Nashville is 17-7 SU in its last 24 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Nashville's last 6 games
  • Nashville is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Minnesota is 5-14 ATS in its last 19 games
  • Minnesota is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • Minnesota is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Nashville home to Minnesota, Saturday, December 30th

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