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NHL betting line favors Predators over Red Wings

Detroit Red Wings

Nashville Predators
18-13-9 December 30, 2013, 08:00 PM | Bridgestone Arena 17-18-4

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

The Red Wings will look to vanquish their hosts on Monday, as they are 18-13-9 this season, while the Predators are 17-18-4. Detroit is 18-20-2 against the total, while Nashville is 14-17-8 versus the number.

View Detroit Red Wings vs Nashville Predators Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with the Predators in this one found them earlier as -126 Favorite on the NHL money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 5 at its open earlier today at BetOnline and may have moved.

This game matches up the No. 9 (Predators) and the No. 17 (Red Wings) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

In their last action, Detroit was a 4-3 winner on the road against the Panthers. Bettors on Detroit at +100 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Nashville was a 3-2 winner in its last match at home against the Kings. They won as +150 underdogs, while the total score of 5 made winners of PUSH bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Nashville's No. 29-ranked offense (2.28 goals per game) against a Red Wings defense that ranks No. 14 at 2.78 goals per game allowed. The Predators powerplay has clicked at a 20.97% rate while the Red Wings have a 84.56% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Detroit home to Toronto, Wednesday, January 1st
Nashville at Boston, Thursday, January 2nd