Detroit Red Wings (34-15-11) at Nashville Predators (41-14-7)
|Date & Time||Saturday February 28, 2015, 3:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Nashville Predators -155 / Detroit Red Wings +140 --- Over/Under: 5
The Detroit Red Wings and Nashville Predators meet Saturday at the Bridgestone Arena.
The Detroit Red Wings have split their last 10 games and wrap up a long road trip. The Red Wings are averaging 2.9 goals per game and have scored six goals in their last three games. The Detroit Red Wings have three power play goals in their last four games and have won six of their last eight games when scoring at least three goals. Tomas Tatar leads Detroit with 24 goals, Henrik Zetterberg has 34 assists and Gustav Nyquist has 138 shots on goal. Defensively, the Red Wings are allowing 2.5 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in six of their last 10 games. Jimmy Howard has allowed 83 goals on 995 shots faced and Petr Mrazek has given up 47 goals on 518 shots.
The Nashville Predators look for a big win after splitting their last six games. The Predators are averaging 2.9 goals per game and have scored nine goals in their last three games. The Nashville Predators have one power play goal in their last five games and have won nine straight when scoring at least three goals. Filip Forsberg and James Neal have combined for 42 goals, Shea Weber has 28 assists and Craig Smith has 192 shots on goal. Defensively, the Predators are allowing 2.3 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in four of their last six games. Pekka Rinne has allowed 96 goals on 1,362 shots faced and Carter Hutton has given up 35 goals on 374 shots.
The Red Wings are 8-3 in their last 11 games playing on 1 days rest and 6-1 in their last 7 vs. Central. The Predators are 37-16 in their last 53 home games and 4-0 in their last 4 vs. Atlantic. The Red Wings are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings in Nashville.
In a toss up game between two of the better teams in the league, I'm taking the Red Wings and the plus money. This game could really go either way, so go where the value is at.