Nashville Predators vs. Detroit Red Wings - 12/26/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Red Wings (17-10-7) at Nashville Predators (17-11-6)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, December 26, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Bridgestone Arena)
The Line: Nashville Predators -145 / Detroit Red Wings +131 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSDE+, FSSM
The Detroit Red Wings and Nashville Predators meet Saturday night at the Bridgestone Arena.
The Detroit Red Wings could use a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Detroit Red Wings are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 18.2 percent of their power plays. Dylan Larkin leads Detroit with 13 goals, Henrik Zetterberg has 21 assists and Gustav Nyquist has 80 shots on goal. Defensively, the Detroit Red Wings are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 81.6 percent of their power play chances. Petr Mrazek has allowed 44 goals on 583 shots faced and Jimmy Howard has given up 38 goals on 452 shots. Mrazek has allowed five goals in his last three games. Jonathan Ericsson is questionable with an upper-body injury.
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The Nashville Predators look for a victory after splitting their last eight games. The Nashville Predators are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 20.9 percent of their power plays. James Neal leads Nashville with 13 goals, Roman Josi has 17 assists and Shea Weber has 83 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 68 goals on 768 shots faced and Carter Hutton has allowed 11 goals on 118 shots. Rinne has allowed five goals in his last three games. Mike Fisher is questionable with a knee injury.
The Red Wings are 6-1 in their last 7 vs. Western Conference and 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The Predators are 12-2 in their last 14 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 1-4 in their last 5 Saturday games. The Red Wings are 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.
The Predators are terrific when having a long rest between games and are catching the Red Wings in a funk. I'll take the home team here for the resonable price.