NHL Game Preview - Predators underdogs vs Red Wings at Detroit
Nashville Predators vs Detroit Red Wings Odds
The Detroit Red Wings battle the visiting Nashville Predators on Thursday in NHL betting action at Joe Louis Arena.
Supporters of the Predators have seen them go 16-21-9 so far this season, while the Red Wings are at 22-16-8. In totals betting, the Red Wings are 16-24-6, while the Predators are 19-23-4.
Bettors looking to side with the Red Wings in this one found them earlier as -242 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.
The Red Wings sit at No. 16 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Predators sit at a No. 29 on the same chart.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Detroit's No. 22-ranked offense (2.5 goals per game) against a Predators defense that ranks No. 19 at 2.8 goals per game allowed. The Red Wings powerplay has clicked at a 18.6% rate while the Predators have a 76.1% rate on the penalty kill.
Last time out for Nashville, they were a 4-3 winner as they battled the Flames at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Predators at -150 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
Last time out for Detroit, they were a 3-1 winner as they battled the Kings at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Red Wings at -140 were rewarded, while the 4 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
Nashville Predators Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Minnesota are 4-6
After playing Calgary are 3-7
After a win are 3-7
Detroit Red Wings Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Edmonton are 6-4
After playing Los Angeles are 5-5
After a win are 4-6
A few Predators at Red Wings trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Nashville's last 8 games when playing on the road against Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Nashville's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Nashville's last 5 games when playing Detroit
Nashville is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Detroit's last 8 games when playing at home against Nashville
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing Nashville
Nashville at Columbus, Saturday, April 27
Detroit at Dallas, Saturday, April 27