The Minnesota Wild (6-10-4) travel to face off against the Nashville Predators (11-10-0) on Thursday, November 30th. This game will be played at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville and televised on ESPN+. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Puck drop is set for 8:00 ET.
Minnesota Wild vs Nashville Predators
The Minnesota Wild Are Coming Off A Win
This season, the Wild have a mark of 6-10-4. When going on the road, Minnesota has a record of 2-6-2 record, while they are 4-4-2 at their home arena. At the moment, they hold the 7th spot in the Western Central division and are ranked 14th in the Western conference. Minnesota comes in with five wins with a margin of more than one goal this season and lost seven games by multiple goals. Their overall puck line performance is 10-10.
Facing the Blues in their last game, the Wild won by a score of 3-1. After scoring two goals in the first period, the Wild found the net one time in the 3rd period against the Blues. In the game, Minnesota managed to score all three goals at even strength. They concluded with 37 shots on goal and committed 9 turnovers.
Minnesota came in as the favorites with a -1.5 goal advantage and, as a result, recorded a win against the puck line. The game ended below the over/under line of 6.5, with a combined total of 4 goals.
The Nashville Predators Are Coming Off A Win
The Predators come in with an overall record of 11-10-0. On the road, Nashville has a 3-6-0 record, whereas they are 8-4-0 at home. This record has them sitting 5th in the Western Central division and 8th in the Western conference. This season, Nashville has managed to win seven games by a margin of more than one goal while losing seven games by multiple goals. Their overall puck line record for the season is 11-10.
The Predators recently hosted the Penguins and emerged victorious with a 3-2 win. Offensively, the Predators got off to a good start by scoring two times in the first period, but that was the extent of their scoring for the game. In the game, Nashville managed to score all three goals at even strength. They concluded with 25 shots on goal and committed 11 turnovers.
Going into the game, Nashville was the underdog, giving them a win vs. the puck line. The over/under line for the game was 6.5, and it concluded with a combined total of 5 goals.
Minnesota Offense Breakdown
In terms of their offensive performance, the Wild are averaging 3 goals per game this season, putting them in the 27th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 26th in the league. The Minnesota offense is ranked 23rd in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 19th in the NHL.
This season, the over/under record for the Wild’s is 11-8-1. Over the course of the season, they have had 11 games that exceeded the over/under line of 6. On average, their games are averaging 6.9 goals per game.
Nashville Offense Breakdown
On offense, the Predators are averaging 3.3 goals per game which is 10th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 15th in the league. So far this year, the Predators are 6-6 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 5-4 in games with fewer shots on goal.
This season, the Predators have an over/under record of 9-8-4. Throughout last season, they played 42 games that did not exceed the 6 over/under line. On average, their games featured 5.7 goals per game.
Minnesota Team Defense
Minnesota defense takes on the Predators ranked 24th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 30.4 shots per game against Minnesota. They alsso are 20th in shutouts, with 1 shutouts.
Nashville Team Defense
Nashville defense takes on the Wild ranked 20th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 30 shots per game against Nashville. They alsso are 13th in shutouts, with 1 shutouts.
Wild vs Predators Trends
- Across their five previous road games, Minnesota has an puck line mark of 2-3. Their straight up record in these matchups was 1-4 while averaging 1 goals per game.
- In their last five games at home, the Predators have a straight up record of 2-3 while going 2-3 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 4 goals per game in these contests.
- Through their last three games as the underdog, the Predators have an puck line record of 3-0 and a straight up mark of 3-0.
- Going back to their previous five games as the favorite, Minnesota has an puck line mark of 1-4 while going 2-3 straight up.
When it comes to a moneyline wager, I’m going with the Predators to defeat the Wild while playing at home. Given the current moneyline odds at -123, I’m placing a wager on the Predators to win outright.
My recommended pick for the puck line is to take the Wild to cover. Even if the Predators win straight-up, this one should be close throughout and the Wild should cover the puck line.
If you’re looking at the over/under line set at 6 goals, our prediction is that this game will exceed that mark, and we strongly advise placing a bet on the over.
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