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Predators vs. Wild - 3/17/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Minnesota Wild (38-24-7) at Nashville Predators (43-21-7)

NHL Hockey: Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Bridgestone Arena)

The Line: Nashville Predators -145 / Minnesota Wild +131 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds

TV: FSN, FSSM

The Minnesota Wild and Nashville Predators play Tuesday night at the Bridgestone Arena.

The Minnesota Wild look to remain hot after winning seven of their last nine games. The Wild are averaging 2.8 goals per game and have scored 10 goals in their last three games. The Minnesota Wild have two power play goals in their last four games and have won 13 straight when scoring at least three goals. Zach Parise leads Minnesota with 27 goals, Thomas Vanek has 27 assists and Nino Niederreiter has 130 shots on goal. Defensively, the Wild are allowing 2.5 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in five of their last seven games. Darcy Kuemper has allowed 65 goals on 675 shots faced and Niklas Backstrom has given up 51 goals on 452 shots.

Predators vs. Wild - 3/17/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Nashville Predators need a win after losing five of their last seven. The Predators are averaging 2.8 goals per game and have scored four goals in their last three games. The Nashville Predators have two power play goals in their last four games and have won seven of their last nine when scoring at least three goals. Craig Smith and James Neal have combined for 44 goals, Filip Forsberg has 33 assists and Colin Wilson has 152 shots on goal. Defensively, the Predators are allowing 2.4 goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in five of their last six games. Pekka Rinne has allowed 116 goals on 1,577 shots faced and Marek Mazanec has given up four goals on 47 shots.

The Wild are 7-0 in their last 7 road games and 13-5 in their last 18 vs. Western Conference. The Predators are 30-8 in their last 38 home games and 2-5 in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest. The road team is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.

While the Wild have won seven straight on the road, the Predators have been even better on their home ice. I like Nashville to get the job done. 

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Nashville Predators -145

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