Nashville Predators vs Minnesota Wild NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Predators vs Minnesota Wild Prediction 3/10/2024

The Nashville Predators (37-25-3) travel to face off against the Minnesota Wild (30-28-7) on Sunday, March 10th. This game will be played at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul and televised on TNT. The Predators are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Wild are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Avalanche. Puck drop is set for 3:30 ET.

Predators vs Wild

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The Nashville Predators Are Coming Off A Win

With a record of 37-25-3, the Predators are currently in 6th place in the Western Conference and 4th place in the Central Division. On the road, Nashville has gone 19-10-2 this season and have won their last six road games. Over their last ten games, the Predators have gone 9-1 and have won two straight games as the underdog.

So far this season, Nashville has been the underdog in 37 of their 65 games and have gone 19-16-2 in those games. Against teams in the Western Conference, the Predators have gone 22-18 this season. Over their last five games, Nashville has gone 4-1 and 2-1 over their last three games.

As the underdog, Nashville has a puck line record of 24-13 this season. So far, 22 of their wins have come by multiple goals compared to just 15 by one goal. Overall, the team’s average scoring margin is at +.2 goals per game.

On the road, the Predators’ puck line record is at 19-12, and their average scoring margin away from home is at +.4 goals per contest. In their last ten road games, Nashville has gone 7-3 against the puck line.

The Predators recently played against the Blue Jackets and secured a win with a score of 2-1. In the first period against the Blue Jackets, the Predators scored one goal, in addition to scoring one time in the 3rd period. In the game, Nashville managed to score all two goals at even strength. They concluded with 49 shots on goal and committed 2 turnovers.

Nashville’s straight-up victory didn’t translate to covering the puck line in the game, despite being favored by -1.5. The over/under line for the game was 6.5, and it concluded with a combined total of 3 goals.

The Minnesota Wild Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

At home this season, the Wild have a record of 15-12-4 and have been favored in 28 of their 64 games. In the Central Division, Minnesota is in 6th place with a record of 6-12.

Overall, the Wild are 30-28-7, and in the Western Conference, they are in 12th place. Over their last ten games, Minnesota has gone 5-5, and they have won two straight games when favored.

Minnesota enters this game with a puck line record of 34-30 and 20 wins by multiple goals. Their average scoring margin for the season sits at -.2 goals per game.

So far this season, the Wild have been favored in 28 games and have a puck line record of 11-17 in those games. Their puck line record at home is 15-16, and their average scoring margin at home is -.2 goals per game.

After suffering a 2-1 loss on the road to the Avalanche, the Wild are looking to bounce back today. On the offensive front, the Wild failed to score in the first or third periods against the Avalanche, but they found the net one time in the second period. Minnesota’s’s lone goal during the game occurred at even strength. They ended with 30 shots on goal in total.

Although they didn’t win, Minnesota did cover the puck line as the underdogs in the game. With a combined total of 3 goals, the game concluded below the over/under line of 6.5.

Nashville Offense Breakdown

Offensively, the Predators come into the game at 3.2 goals per contest placing 12th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 11th position in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Predators offense is 13th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 13th in the NHL.

The Predators’ over/under record this season is 28-31-6. Last season, they had 42 games failed to surpass this game’s over/under line of 6. Overall, their games averaged 5.7 goals per game.

Wild Offense Breakdown

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In terms of their offensive performance, the Wild are averaging 3.1 goals per game this season, putting them in the 17th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 20th in the league. The Wild went 16-12 in games where they had more shots than their opponents. However, in games with fewer shots on goal, their record was 13-16.

For the season, the over/under record of the Wild’s stands at 31-29-4. They have had 32 games during the season that exceeded the 6 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6.4 goals per game.

Nashville Team Defense

Defensively, the Predators come into the season ranked 12th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 30.2 shots per game against Nashville. For the season, they are ranked 23rd in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.

Minnesota Team Defense

Minnesota defense takes on the Predators ranked 16th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 30.1 shots per game against Minnesota. They also are 22nd in shutouts, with 3 shutouts.

Predators vs Wild Trends

  • Across their last three road contests, Nashville has been good against the puck line posting a mark of 2-1. Their overall mark in these games was 3-0, while averaging 3 goals per game.
  • Minnesota has played well in their previous three home games, going 2-1 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 5 goals per game while allowing 4. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 2-1.
  • Spanning across their last five games as the betting underdog, the Wild have gone 4-1 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 2-3.
  • Nashville has done well both straight up and vs the puck line when favored to win the game, going 4-1 SU and 4-1 puck line in their last five games.

Predators vs Wild Prediction

When it comes to a moneyline wager, I’m going with the Wild to defeat the Predators while playing at home. Given the current moneyline odds at -140, I’m placing a wager on the Wild to win outright.

If you’re looking for my recommendation on the puck line, I suggest taking the Predators to cover. Even if the Wild manage to win outright, this game is expected to remain competitive, and the Predators should cover the puck line.

With an over/under line sitting at 6 goals, we like this game to surpass that mark and recommend getting a bet down on the over.

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