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Hockey odds preview - Detroit vs. Nashville

Detroit Red WingsNashville Predators
Dec 26, 8:00 PM | Bridgestone Arena

Detroit Red Wings vs Nashville Predators Odds

21-12-1TEAM RECORD18-13-4

Detroit pays a visit to Nashville on Monday, hoping to shut down the Predators bats in hockey action at Bridgestone Arena.

The Red Wings will try to spoil to the party on Monday; they are 21-12-1 this season, while the Predators are 18-13-4. Detroit is 16-18 on the totals; Nashville is 15-16-4.

View Detroit vs Nashville Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NHL line for this matchup, Nashville sat as +105 underdogs. The total was set at 5.5.

Power Rankings:
The Predators - Red Wings odds would favor the Red Wings if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Nashville is rated No. 23 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Detroit is at No. 3.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Nashville's No. 15-ranked offense, averaging 2.7 goals per game, against a Red Wings defense that ranks No. 5 at 2.3 goals allowed. The Predators power play is averaging 22.5% while the Red Wings defense kills off 80.8% of their penalties.

Detroit lost its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Flames on December 22. Bettors who backed the Flames at +120 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 6-3 loser on the road against the Stars. Bettors on Dallas at -125 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Detroit Red Wings Trends:
When playing on Monday are 8-2
Before playing Edmonton are 8-2
After playing Calgary are 8-2
After a loss are 4-6

Nashville Predators Trends:
When playing on Monday are 2-8
Before playing Minnesota are 4-6
After playing Dallas are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

A few Red Wings at Predators trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 7 games when playing Nashville
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 7 games when playing on the road against Nashville
Detroit is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Detroit's last 19 games on the road
Nashville is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Nashville is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
Nashville is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Nashville's last 7 games when playing Detroit

Next up:
Detroit home to St. Louis, Tuesday, December 27
Nashville home to Minnesota, Wednesday, December 28