Nashville Predators (21-18-1) at Detroit Red Wings (13-22-6)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 7:30 pm (Little Caesars Arena)
The Line: Detroit Red Wings +130 / Nashville Predators -154 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Nashville Predators and Detroit Red Wings meet Thursday in NHL action at the Little Caesars Arena.
The Nashville Predators look for a win after winning 10 of their last 12 games. The Nashville Predators are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 21.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Filip Forsberg leads Nashville with 11 goals, Roman Josi has 20 assists and Viktor Arvidsson has 122 shots on goal. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 73 percent of their opponents power plays. Juuse Saros has allowed 45 goals on 626 shots faced and Pekka Rinne has allowed 60 goals on 601 shots.
The Detroit Red Wings need a win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Detroit Red Wings are averaging 2.2 goals per game and are scoring on 12.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Robby Fabbri leads Detroit with 10 goals, Filip Hronek has 20 assists and Dylan Larkin has 116 shots on goal. Defensively, the Detroit Red Wings are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 74.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Thomas Greiss has given up 67 goals on 652 shots faced and Jonathan Bernier has allowed 43 goals on 523 shots.
The Predators are 4-0 in their last 4 road games and 8-1 in their last 9 overall. The Red Wings are 4-1 in their last 5 home games and 27-81 in their last 108 overall. The under is 3-0-3 in Predators last 6 overall. The under is 5-1-1 in Red Wings last 7 overall. The Predators are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The favorite is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Nashville Predators have been arguably the hottest team in the league over these last three weeks, and they've won five of the seven meetings this season against the Red Wings. The Detroit Red Wings have had great success at home lately, but that doesn't take away the fact they've lost seven of their last 10 games and can't find any consistency offensively. This price is more than reasonable given the trends of both clubs. Give me the Predators on the road.