Detroit Red Wings vs. Nashville Predators - 10/21/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Nashville Predators (1-2-0) at Detroit Red Wings (2-2-0)
NHL Hockey: Friday, October 21, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Joe Louis Arena)
The Line: Detroit Red Wings -108 / Nashville Predators -102 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSSM, FSDT, NHL
The Nashville Predators and Detroit Red Wings meet Friday night in a NHL showdown at the Joe Louis Arena.
The Nashville Predators look for their first road win of the season and bounce back from a slow 1-2 start. The Predators are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on 45.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Mike Fisher leads Nashville with two goals, Ryan Johansen has four assists and Roman Josi has 12 shots on goal. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing three goals per game and are killing 77.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Pekka Rinne has given up four goals on 61 shots faced and Marek Mazanec has allowed five goals on 27 shots. The Nashville Predators have now lost five straight regular season road games.
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The Detroit Red Wings look to build on back-to-back wins and get a game above a .500 record. The Red Wings are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 33.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Thomas Vanek leads Detroit with three goals, Mike Green has three assists and Darren Helm has seven shots on goal. Defensively, the Detroit Red Wings are allowing three goals per game and are killing 80 percent of their opponents power plays. Petr Mrazek has given up nine goals on 104 shots faced and Jimmy Howard has allowed one goal on 33 shots. The Detroit Red Wings have now won four straight regular season home games. Niklas Kronwall is questionable with a knee injury.
The Predators are 0-5 in their last 5 road games and 4-0 in their last 4 vs. Atlantic. The Red Wings are 5-1 in their last 6 home games and 3-8 in their last 11 overall. The Predators are 15-37-2 in the last 54 meetings in Detroit and 0-4 in the last 4 meetings overall.
The Detroit Red Wings seem to have found a groove a bit with back-to-back victories and now play a Nashville Predators team that's been slow out the gate and hasn't had much success against the Red Wings over the years. Look for the Red Wings offense to be too much here and for the home team to get another victory.