Wild vs Nashville Predators NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Wild vs Nashville Predators Prediction 2/29/2024

The Minnesota Wild (28-25-6) travel to face off against the Nashville Predators (33-25-2) on Thursday, February 29th. This game will be played at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville and televised on ESPN+. 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 Hurricanes. Puck drop is set for 8:00 ET.

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The Minnesota Wild Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

On the road this season, the Wild have gone 14-13-2 and are currently on a two-game winning streak away from home. In their last ten games, Minnesota has gone 7-3 and have won three of their last five games. Against the Western Conference, the Wild have gone 14-14 and are currently 11th in the standings.

Overall, Minnesota has a record of 28-25-6 and have 62 points, which puts them 6th in the Central Division. As the underdog, the Wild have gone 12-19-3 and have been the underdog in 34 of their 59 games this season. In the Central Division, Minnesota has gone 5-9.

As the underdog, Minnesota has gone 22-12 vs. the puck line this year, including a 32-27 mark overall. They have 19 wins by multiple goals, and their average scoring differential on the road is -.1 goals per game.

The Wild’s puck line record on the road is 17-12, and they have gone 6-4 vs. the puck line in their last ten road games. So far, Minnesota has dropped 16 games by more than one goal.

Following a 3-2 loss at home to the Hurricanes, the Wild are eager to bounce back. On offense, the Wild scored two times in the first period, but that was all the scoring they could come up with for the game. In the game, Minnesota managed to score all two goals at even strength. They concluded with 30 shots on goal and committed 5 turnovers.

Despite the defeat, Minnesota managed to cover the puck line, going into the game as the underdogs. The game ended below the over/under line of 6, with a combined total of 5 goals.

The Nashville Predators Are Coming Off A Win

At home this season, the Predators have gone 15-15-0, and in the Western Conference, they are in 8th place. In the Central Division, Nashville is in 4th place with a record of 33-25-2. Over their last ten games, the Predators have gone 7-3, and they have won six straight games.

So far this season, Nashville has been favored in 24 of their 60 games, and they have gone 15-9-0 in those games. In games against other teams in the Western Conference, the Predators have gone 20-18.

When favored, the Predators have gone 10-14 vs. the puck line this season.

On the year, Nashville has a puck line mark of 33-27, including a home puck line record of 14-16.

In their most recent game, the Predators faced the Senators and came out victorious with a score of 4-1. Against the Senators, Predators’ offense was able to score in all three periods. Of Nashville’s four goals, one came while in power play. They ended the game with 36 shots on goal and had 10 giveaways.

Nashville also picked up a win against the puck line, coming into the game favored by -1.5. The over/under line for the game was 6.5, and it concluded with a combined total of 5 goals.

Minnesota Offense Breakdown

On the offensive side, the Wild are scoring an 3.1 goals per game this season, ranking 17th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 19th in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Wild offense is 9th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 27th in the NHL.

This season, the over/under record for the Wild’s is 28-27-4. Over the course of the season, they have had 29 games that exceeded the over/under line of 6. On average, their games are averaging 6.5 goals per game.

Predators Offense Breakdown

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For their offensive performance, the Predators come in averaging 3.1 goals per game this season, which is 15th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 11th in the league. Coming into the game, the Predators have a 17-13 record when they have more shots on goal than their opponent. When they have fewer shots on goal, they are 15-12.

The Predators come in with an over/under record of 26-28-6. Over the course of the season, they have had 25 games failing to surpass the 6 goal over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is at 6.3 per game.

Minnesota Team Defense

Minnesota defense takes on the Predators ranked 17th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 30.3 shots per game against Minnesota. They also are 20th in shutouts, with 3 shutouts.

Nashville Team Defense

Defensively, the Predators come into the season ranked 14th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 30.2 shots per game against Nashville. For the season, they are ranked 21st in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.

Wild vs Predators Trends

  • In their last three road games, Minnesota has averaged 4 goals per game while allowing 3. The team’s record in this stretch was 2-1 while going 2-1 vs. the spread.
  • Across the Predators last five home games, the team averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 4. Their record vs the puck line in these contests was 1-4, while going 2-3 straight-up.
  • Through their last five games as the betting underdog, the Predators have a strong record vs the puck line going 3-2. Their straight up mark in these contests is 2-3.
  • Against the spread, the Wild have put together 1-2 in their last three games as the betting favorite. In these same games, they went 2-1 straight up.

Wild vs Predators Prediction

For a moneyline bet, I’m backing the Wild to secure a victory over the Predators on the road. With the moneyline currently set at -105, I’m locking in my bet on the Wild straight-up.

If you’re looking to get a bet down on this matchup, we foresee the Wild winning the underdog. However, if you’re not as confident in the Wild straight-up, we’d still recommend placing a bet on them to cover the puck line.

When considering the over/under line, which is currently at 6 goals, we believe that this game will go over that threshold, and we recommend wagering on the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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