Detroit Red Wings vs. Nashville Predators - 12/5/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Nashville Predators (13-8-4) at Detroit Red Wings (14-8-4)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Joe Louis Arena)
The Line: Detroit Red Wings -115 / Nashville Predators +104 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSSM, FSDT
The Nashville Predators and Detroit Red Wings meet Saturday night at the Joe Louis Arena.
The Nashville Predators hope for a big road win after losing six of their last eight games. The Nashville Predators are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 18.1 percent of their power plays. James Neal leads Nashville with 10 goals, Roman Josi has 11 assists and Shea Weber has 65 shots on goal. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 76 percent of their power play chances. Pekka Rinne has allowed 49 goals on 536 shots faced and Carter Hutton has given up nine goals on 101 shots. Rinne has allowed seven goals in his last three games.
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The Detroit Red Wings look to stay hot after winning five of their last seven games. The Detroit Red Wings are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 15.9 percent of their power plays. Dylan Larkin leads Detroit with 10 goals, Henrik Zetterberg has 16 assists and Tomas Tatar has 59 shots on goal. Defensively, the Detroit Red Wings are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 83.7 percent of their power play chances. Petr Mrazek has allowed 33 goals on 457 shots faced and Jimmy Howard has given up 27 goals on 328 shots. Mrazek has allowed nine goals in his last three games.
The Predators are 1-4 in their last 5 road games and 11-4 in their last 15 vs. Atlantic. The Red Wings are 4-0 in their last 4 vs. Western Conference and 2-5 in their last 7 games following a win. The Predators are 15-36-2 in the last 53 meetings in Detroit and 2-5 in the last 7 meetings overall.
It's not often the Red Wings have been able to string together back-to-back wins this season, but the Predators head into this game in a decent slump. I'll take the home team and the small price.