Minnesota Wild vs. Detroit Red Wings - 12/28/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Red Wings (18-10-7) at Minnesota Wild (18-10-6)
NHL Hockey: Monday, December 28, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Xcel Energy Center)
The Line: Minnesota Wild -130 / Detroit Red Wings +120 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
The Xcel Energy Center and the Minnesota Wild play host to the Detroit Red Wings.
The Detroit Red Wings continued to play well on the road with a 3-2 win at Bridgestone Arena versus the Nashville Predators on Saturday to up their road record to 7-3-3. The Red Wings received goals from Brendan Smith and Riley Sheahan with Luke Glendening scoring the winner in the third period. Petr Mrazek recorded 24 stops to get the win and up their record to 18-10-7. Filip Forsberg scored both goals for Nashville with Mike Ribeiro recording assists on each while Pekka Rinne made 20 saves with the Predators falling to 17-12-6.
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The Pittsburgh Penguins have not looked very good over the past few weeks but might be ready to go a run after a 3-1 victory at the Xcel Energy Center gave the team back to back victories. Both ends of the ice looked good with Sydney Crosby, Patric, Hornqvist and Eric Fehr supplied the Pens offense and Matthew Murray logged 25 stops to get the win and up the Penguins record to 17-14-3. Jason Zucker found the back of the net for Minnesota with Devin Dubnyk posting 29 saves with the Wild falling to 18-10-6.
The over is 3-0-1 in Red Wings last 4 overall and is 2-0-3 in Red Wings last 5 road games while going 1-0-3 in Red Wings last 4 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600. The under is 5-1-2 in Wild last 8 vs. Atlantic and the Wild are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. a team with a winning record while the over is 4-1 in Wild last 5 home games vs. a team with a winning road record. The under is 4-0-3 in the last 7 meetings in Minnesota and the over is 5-0-3 in the last 8 meetings while the road team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. I’ll look deeper in to this as I wait for goalies…