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Nashville Predators vs Detroit Red Wings Game 2 Betting Preview

Detroit Red WingsNashville Predators
April 13, 7:30 PM | Bridgestone Arena

Detroit Red Wings vs Nashville Predators Odds

48-28-6TEAM RECORD48-26-8

The Nashville Predators will have defenseman Shea Weber on the ice on Friday when they're home favorites in Game 2 of their first-round NHL playoff series against the Detroit Red Wings.

Weber avoided suspension for his hit on Red Wings star forward Henrik Zetterberg in Game 1 of the series on Wednesday night, a contest the Predators managed to win by a final score of 3-2.

Rookie Gabriel Bourque had a pair of goals for the Preds that day.

Nashville will face the 48-28-6 Red Wings. In totals betting, the Predators are 34-39-9 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Red Wings are 34-45-3 favoring the OVER.

View Detroit vs Nashville Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Predators in this one will find them as -125 favorites on the NHL money line at TopBet. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 5 at its open earlier today at BetOnline.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Predators at No. 12 and the Red Wings at No. 5 heading into 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 Red Wings were a 3-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Predators. That made winners of bettors who got Nashville at -123 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for PUSH bettors.

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

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

A few Red Wings at Predators trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Detroit's last 12 games when playing Nashville
Detroit is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Nashville
Detroit is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Nashville
Nashville is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Nashville is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Nashville is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Detroit
Nashville is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Detroit

Next up:
Detroit home to Nashville, Sunday, April 15