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Red Wings vs Predators: NHL playoff odds preview

Detroit Red WingsNashville Predators
April 11, 8:00 PM | Bridgestone Arena

Detroit Red Wings vs Nashville Predators Odds

48-28-6TEAM RECORD48-26-8

Many in the hockey wagering public feel that Nashville can beat Detroit easily in their first round NHL playoff battle which starts on Wednesday.

The host Predators are the fourth seed in the West, one ahead of the Red Wings who stumbled late in the season, especially on the road.

Some experts are picking the Predators in five games, as they boast a terrific power play at home.

The Red Wings will look to vanquish their hosts on Wednesday, as they are 48-28-6 this season, while the Predators are 48-26-8. Detroit is 34-45-3 against the total, while Nashville is 34-39-9 versus the number.

View Detroit vs Nashville Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NHL line for this matchup, Nashville sat as -140 favorites at BetOnline. The total was set at 5 at 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Predators, most recently No. 12 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Red Wings, who rate a No. 5 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Nashville's No. 8-ranked offense (2.9 goals per game) against a Red Wings defense that ranks No. 6 at 2.5 goals per game allowed. The Predators powerplay has clicked at a 21.6% rate while the Red Wings have a 81.8% rate on the penalty kill.

Detroit lost its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Blackhawks on April 7. Bettors who backed the Blackhawks at +153 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

In their last action, Nashville was a 6-1 winner on the road against the Avalanche. Bettors on Nashville at -110 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Detroit Red Wings Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 9-1
Before playing Edmonton are 7-3
After playing Chicago are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

Nashville Predators Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Minnesota are 4-6
After playing Colorado are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

A few Red Wings at Predators trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Detroit's last 11 games when playing Nashville
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Detroit's last 9 games when playing on the road against Nashville
Detroit is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Nashville
Nashville is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Nashville is 15-5 SU in its last 20 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Nashville's last 11 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Nashville's last 6 games

Next up:
Detroit at Nashville, Friday, April 13