The Nashville Predators (19-16-0) travel to face off against the Detroit Red Wings (16-15-4) on Friday, December 29th. This game will be played at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit. Both the Predators and Red Wings will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:00 ET.
Nashville Predators vs Detroit Red Wings
The Nashville Predators Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
As they head into their game vs. the Red Wings, the Predators have a 19-16-0 record thus far. While playing at home, their record stands at 11-9-0, and they have 8-7-0 mark on the road. Their current record places them 5th in the Western Central division and 8th in the Western conference. Nashville has 10 wins by more than one goals and dropped 11 games by multiple goals. Their overall puck line record is 18-17 this season.
Following a 5-2 loss at home to the Hurricanes, the Predators are eager to bounce back. The Predators offense struggled in the first and third periods versus the Hurricanes, but they did score two times in the second period. Nashville’s one power-play goals contributed to their total of 2 goals. Their offensive performance came with 37 shots on goal and nine giveaways.
Coming in as the underdog, Nashville not only lost straight-up but also failed to cover the puck line. The teams surpassed the over/under line, which was set at 6 goals, with a combined total of 7 goals.
The Detroit Red Wings Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Currently, the Red Wings hold an overall record of 16-15-4 for the season. On the road, Detroit has a 7-9-1 record, while they are 9-6-3 at their home venue. At the moment, they hold the 5th spot in the Eastern Atlantic division and are ranked 12th in the Eastern conference. Detroit heads into the game with 11 wins by more than one goal, and lost eight games by multiple goals. Their overall puck line record this season is 20-15.
Following a 6-3 loss on the road to the Wild, the Red Wings are eager to bounce back. After scoring one goal in the first period, the Red Wings found the net two times in the 3rd period against the Wild. Of Detroit’s three goals, one were scored while in power play situations. Their game ended with 28 shots on goal and one giveaways.
As the underdog, Detroit suffered both a straight-up and loss vs. the puck line. With a combined total of 9 goals, the teams exceeded the over/under line of 6.5 goals set for the game.
Nashville Offense Breakdown
In terms of their offensive performance, the Predators are averaging 3.1 goals per game this season, putting them in the 15th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 16th in the league. Looking at how the Predators’ offense is performing during power plays, they are 11th in power play goals and 10th in shorthanded goals.
This season, the Predators’ have an over/under record of 15-15-5. Throughout the season, they have played 21 games that did not exceed the 6.5 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6.2 goals per game.
Detroit Offense Breakdown
The Red Wings come into the game scoring an average of 3.5 goals per game, putting them 4th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 14th in the league. In terms of the Red Wings’ offense during power plays, they are 5th in power play goals and 14th in shorthanded goals.
The Red Wings’ over/under record this season is 21-14-0. For the season, they have had 21 games that surpassed this game’s over/under line of 6.5. Overall, their games are averaging6.9 goals per game.
Nashville Team Defense
Defensively, the Predators come into the season ranked 12th in goals allowed. Opponents are averging 30.7 shots per game against Nashville. For the season, they are ranked 19th in shutouts, coming in with 1 shutouts.
Detroit Team Defense
In terms of defense, the Red Wings head into the game ranked 6th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 31.9 shots per game against Detroit. So far, they are 13th in shutouts, achieving 2 shutouts.
Predators vs Red Wings Trends
- The Predators are 2-1 puck line in their three last road games and 3-0 straight-up.
- Across their three previous home games, Detroit has an puck line mark of 1-2. Their straight up record in these matchups was 0-3 while averaging 2 goals per game.
- In their last ten games as the betting underdog, the Red Wings have a straight up record of 3-7 and an puck line mark of 7-3.
- Going back to their previous ten games as the favorite, Nashville has an puck line mark of 3-7 while going 7-3 straight up.
For a moneyline bet, I’m backing the Red Wings to secure a victory over the Predators at home. With the moneyline currently set at -115, I’m locking in my bet on the Red Wings straight-up.
For a puck line prediction, our preference is the Red Wings to secure a win and cover. Anticipate the Red Wings to win this one by multiple goals over the Predators.
When considering the over/under line, which is currently at 6.5 goals, we believe that this game will remain below that figure, and we recommend wagering on the under.
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