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Wild On a Hot Streak Lately

Minnesota Wild Ryan Suter

The Minnesota Wild have been riding the heels of some solid goaltending lately and will be attempting to keep the good times rolling Saturday versus the Nashville Predators. Minny is currently on a nine-game point streak that’s seen them go 6-0-3 during that span. The Wild have only surrendered nine goals in eight games in December, while lighting the lamp 11 times in victories over Vancouver and the New York Rangers.

Shark Bites
  • The Wild are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings between the Wild and Predators in Nashville.
  • The Wild are 3-9 in their last 12 road games.
  • The Predators are 0-7 in their last 7 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game.

Home ice advantage hasn’t meant much in this series. Road sides are 7-1 in the last eight meetings between the Wild and Rangers, while Minnesota is also 4-1 in the previous five matchups between the clubs.

UNDER bettors are loving the Preds lately due to their penchant for participating in a lot of low-scoring affairs. The UNDER has gone 4-1-1 in Nashville’s last six games.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Nashville Predators as -125 favorites earlier today. The over under opened at 5 at MyBookie for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 3.5-1.7 result in favor of the Wild. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Minnesota Wild vs Nashville Predators Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Nashville Predators are 15-11-6 so far on the season. The Minnesota Wild, meanwhile, are 17-7-6. OVER/UNDER betting fans have seen Nashville go 11-15-6 and the Wild go 11-13-6 on the totals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Nashville vs Minnesota injuries news.

The Wild - Predators odds would favor the Predators if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Nashville is rated No. 7 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Minnesota is at No. 10.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Nashville's No. 19-ranked offense, averaging 2.56 goals per game, against a Wild defense that ranks No. 5 at 2.33 goals allowed. The Predators power play is averaging 20.56% while the Wild defense kills off 77.78% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Minnesota was a 5-2 winner at home against the Rangers. Bettors on Minnesota at -152 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

In their last action, Nashville was a 2-1 loser on the road against the Blues. Bettors on St. Louis at -120 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Betting Trends
  • Minnesota is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota's last 8 games
  • Minnesota is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games on the road
  • Nashville is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Nashville's last 6 games
  • Nashville is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • Nashville is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Minnesota

Next Betting Matchups

Minnesota home to Dallas, Monday, December 21st
Nashville home to Montreal, Monday, December 21st