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Nashville Predators vs. Minnesota Wild - 3/5/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Minnesota Wild at Nashville Predators
Date & Time Tuesday March 5, 2019, 8:00 PM (EST)
Location
Bridgestone Arena
Nashville, Tennessee
The Line
The Line: Minnesota Wild +163 / Nashville Predators -200 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
NBCS
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The Minnesota Wild and Nashville Predators meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Bridgestone Arena.

The Minnesota Wild look for another win after winning five of their last six games. The Minnesota Wild are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 21.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Zach Parise leads Minnesota with 24 goals, Ryan Suter has 36 assists and Eric Staal has 173 shots on goal. Defensively, the Minnesota Wild are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 80.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Devan Dubnyk has given up 134 goals on 1,531 shots faced and Alex Stalock has allowed 42 goals on 405 shots. The Minnesota Wild have allowed three or less goals in their last six games.

The Nashville Predators look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Nashville Predators are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 12.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Viktor Arvidsson leads Nashville with 27 goals, Ryan Johansen has 43 assists and Roman Josi has 231 shots on goal. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 80.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Pekka Rinne has given up 109 goals on 1,270 shots faced and Juuse Saros has allowed 63 goals on 752 shots. The Nashville Predators have allowed three or less goals in five of their last seven games.

The Wild are 4-0 in their last 4 road games, 8-3 in their last 11 games as a road underdog and 2-5 in their last 7 Tuesday games. The Predators are 5-2 in their last 7 games as a favorite, 1-4 in their last 5 games following a win and 2-5 in their last 7 vs. Central. The Wild are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in Nashville and 1-4 in the last 5 meetings. The under is 7-0-1 in Wild last 8 overall. The under is 5-1 in Predators last 6 overall.

These teams played each other on Sunday and the Predators got the best of the Wild in a shootout, a contest they outshot Minnesota, 43-26. The predators have now won four of the last five meetings against the Wild and the home team has won eight of the last nine meetings. The Minnesota Wild have been impressive in the road underdog role lately, but it's hard to fade the Predators here based on their dominance over the Wild less than 48 hours ago. 

Pick:
Nashville Predators -200

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