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Red Wings Predators Game 5 Pick

Nashville can dispatch the Red Wings Friday and the Game 5 odds menu at most sportsbooks favor the hometown Predators to do just that.

The Preds swept in Detroit, a rare occurrence for a team that was dominant at home all year and opened as -135 chalk to win Game 5. Can the Red Wing pride fight off the hungry Predators and force a Game 6 on the weekend?

The Predators bring a 48-26-8 record to the battle against the 48-28-6 Red Wings. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Nashville go 34-39-9 so far and the Red Wings go 34-45-3.

View Detroit vs Nashville Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Predators in this one will find them as -135 favorites on the NHL money line at Bovada Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 5 at its open earlier today at BetOnline.

Power Rankings:
The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 5-rated Red Wings taking on the No. 12-rated Predators in this contest.

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.

The Predators were a 3-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Red Wings. That made winners of bettors who got Nashville at +140 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Detroit Red Wings Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing Edmonton are 7-3
After playing Nashville are 7-3
After a loss are 3-7

Nashville Predators Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Minnesota are 4-6
After playing Detroit are 8-2
After a win are 5-5


A few Red Wings at Predators trends to consider:
Detroit is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Detroit is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Detroit is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Nashville
Nashville is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Nashville is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Detroit
Nashville is 16-6 SU in its last 22 games at home

Next up:
Detroit home to Nashville, Sunday, April 22