Nashville Predators (8-10) at Detroit Red Wings (5-13-3)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 7:30 pm (Little Caesars Arena)
The Line: Detroit Red Wings +129 / Nashville Predators -143 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Nashville Predators and Detroit Red Wings meet Thursday in NHL action at the Little Caesars Arena.
The Nashville Predators need a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Nashville Predators are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on 17.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Filip Forsberg leads Nashville with nine goals, Roman Josi has eight assists and Viktor Arvidsson has 61 shots on goal. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 68.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Juuse Saros has allowed 30 goals on 254 shots faced and Pekka Rinne has allowed 22 goals on 262 shots.
The Detroit Red Wings need a win after losing 14 of their last 17 games. The Detroit Red Wings are averaging two goals per game and are scoring on 6.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Tyler Bertuzzi leads Detroit with five goals, Filip Hronek has nine assists and Dylan Larkin has 68 shots on goal. Defensively, the Detroit Red Wings are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 71.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Thomas Greiss has given up 37 goals on 341 shots faced and Jonathan Bernier has allowed 22 goals on 255 shots.
The Predators are 3-8 in their last 11 road games and 2-5 in their last 7 overall. The Red Wings are 11-27 in their last 38 home games and 15-57 in their last 72 overall. The under is 4-1 in Predators last 5 Thursday games. The under is 34-16-3 in Red Wings last 53 overall. The Predators are 17-35-2 in the last 54 meetings in Detroit and 4-11 in the last 15 meetings.
The Nashville Predators aren't a team I'm running to lay juice with given their current form, but they're easily better than the Red Wings right now and have already beaten them twice in three meetings this season. The Detroit Red Wings continue to pile up the losses left and right and have little to no offensive firepower to speak of. The Red Wings continue to be fade material until further notice. Give me the Preds.