Can the Nashville Predators Improve to 3-0 Against the Minnesota Wild This Year?
The Minnesota Wild will head to the Bridgestone Arena on Tuesday night to take on the Nashville Predators in a Central Division matchup. This will be the third of four games against one another during the regular season as they will also play here on April 24. The Predators are currently 2-0 against the Wild with the last game being a 6-2 road win back on March 13. Minnesota is currently second in the Central Division (41-20-5, 87 points) so far while Nashville is fourth in the Central Division (39-24-4, 82 points) as of this writing.
This should be an interesting matchup as they know how each other is going to play so far. Let’s take a closer look at the Minnesota Wild and the Nashville Predators to determine where we should be placing our bets for this game.
Can the Electric Minnesota Wild Dominate Against the Nashville Predators’ Defense?
Left winger Kirill Kaprizov has been leading the way for the Wild as he is tied for sixth in the NHL in goals, tied for 21st in the sport in assists, and tied for sixth in the league in points as he has 83 points (38 goals, 45 assists) with seven points scored in his last five games. As a team, they are scoring 3.62 goals on 32.8 shot attempts as of this writing. Goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury has been struggling a bit as he is 21-21-5 with a .909 save percentage and 2.88 goals allowed per game. Defensively, Minnesota is giving up 3.08 goals on 31.9 shots right now.
The Nashville Predators have been doing pretty well offensively as a team as they are averaging 3.27 goals on 29.6 shots so far. Defenseman Roman Josi has been leading the team as he is tied for second in the sport in assists and tied for 10th in the league in points as he has posted 81 points (18 goals, 63 assists) while having an additional six points in his previous five games.
On the defensive side of the ice, the Predators are allowing 2.88 goals on 31.9 shot attempts this season. Goalie Juuse Saros has been doing pretty well so far this year as he has a 33-20-3 record with 2.55 goals allowed per game and a .921 save percentage.
Minnesota Wild at Nashville Predators Betting Prediction
With Kirill Kaprizov dominating on the ice this season, it will be a great thing as he should finish with multiple points in this game. Nashville is a better team on the power play as they have a 24.2 power play percentage while Minnesota has a 20.6 power play percentage this season.
The Wild are 38-29 against the spread this season while the Predators are 31-35 against the spread right now. Go with the Nashville Predators to continue dominating the Minnesota Wild and cover the puck line here in their home building.
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**All views expressed are my own. My picks are my own and are not a guarantee, bet at your own risk.