Detroit Red Wings (3-10-2) at Nashville Predators (6-8)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, February 13, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Bridgestone Arena)
The Line: Nashville Predators -171 / Detroit Red Wings +154 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Detroit Red Wings and Nashville Predators meet Saturday in NHL action at the Bridgestone Arena.
The Detroit Red Wings need a win after losing 10 of their last 11 games. The Detroit Red Wings are averaging 1.9 goals per game and are scoring on 9.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Tyler Bertuzzi leads Detroit with five goals, Filip Hronek has seven assists and Dylan Larkin has 47 shots on goal. Defensively, the Detroit Red Wings are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 70 percent of their opponents power plays. Thomas Greiss has given up 13 goals on 129 shots faced and Jonathan Bernier has allowed 13 goals on 109 shots.
The Nashville Predators need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Nashville Predators are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on 14.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Filip Forsberg leads Nashville with six goals, Roman Josi has six assists and Viktor Arvidsson has 47 shots on goal. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing 3.5 goals per game and are killing 62.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Juuse Saros has allowed 27 goals on 227 shots faced and Pekka Rinne has allowed 17 goals on 191 shots.
The Red Wings are 10-45 in their last 55 road games and 13-53 in their last 66 overall. The Predators are 5-1 in their last 6 games as a favorite and 2-5 in their last 7 overall. The under is 4-0 in Red Wings last 4 overall. The under is 4-1-1 in Predators last 6 home games. The Red Wings are 6-1 in the last 7 meetings in Nashville and 10-3 in the last 13 meetings.
Both of these teams are on the struggle bus, but it's fair to say the Detroit Red Wings have bigger issues to deal with. The Red Wings can't find consistent offense and the defense seems to be slipping more and more as the weeks go by. The Nashville Predators have issues of their own, but they've shown more promise offensively and just beat the Red Wings a couple of days ago. The Predators is the only pick worth making in this spot.