Nashville Predators (7-10) at Detroit Red Wings (5-12-3)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 7:30 pm (Little Caesars Arena)
The Line: Detroit Red Wings +120 / Nashville Predators -143 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Nashville Predators and Detroit Red Wings meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Little Caesars Arena.
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 15 percent of their power play opportunities. Filip Forsberg leads Nashville with eight goals, Roman Josi has six assists and Viktor Arvidsson has 57 shots on goal. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing 3.4 goals per game and are killing 68.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Juuse Saros has allowed 30 goals on 254 shots faced and Pekka Rinne has allowed 22 goals on 238 shots.
The Detroit Red Wings need a win after losing 13 of their last 16 games. The Detroit Red Wings are averaging 1.9 goals per game and are scoring on 6.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Tyler Bertuzzi leads Detroit with five goals, Filip Hronek has nine assists and Dylan Larkin has 65 shots on goal. Defensively, the Detroit Red Wings are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 72.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Thomas Greiss has given up 37 goals on 341 shots faced and Jonathan Bernier has allowed 20 goals on 222 shots.
The Predators are 2-8 in their last 10 road games and 2-5 in their last 7 overall. The Red Wings are 1-5 in their last 6 home games and 15-56 in their last 71 overall. The under is 7-1 in Red Wings last 8 home games. The Predators are 17-35-2 in the last 54 meetings in Detroit and 3-11 in the last 14 meetings.
Both of these teams are on the struggle bus, but it's safer to assume the Nashville Predators are going to tun things around sooner. The Detroit Red Wings look a lot like the team from a year ago, and that's a club that can't score consistently and playing on the power play doesn't make much of a difference. The Predators are a better team here and should take advantage of this game to kind of stop the bleeding.