Nashville Predators Travel to Minnesota to Face the Wild
The Nashville Predators will head to the Xcel Energy Center on Sunday evening to take on the Minnesota Wild in a Central Division matchup. This will be the second of four games against one another during the regular season. The Predators were able to pick up a 5-2 road win against the Wild all the way back on October 24.
The Predators are fourth in the Central Division (32-20-4, 68 points), while the Wild are right ahead of them at third in the Central Division (33-19-3, 69 points).
These teams are neck-and-neck with one another, so it will be an entertaining matchup. Let’s take a closer look at the Predators and the Wild to figure out where we should be placing our wagers here.
Game Preview: Nashville Predators at Minnesota Wild March 13
Nashville is scoring 3.11 goals on 29.3 shot attempts this season, while Minnesota is averaging 3.71 goals scored on 32.4 shots per game. The Predators are depending on the production of defenseman Roman Josi, who is tied for 18th in the NHL in points and tied for seventh in assists as he is scoring 60 points (15 goals, 45 assists) while adding seven points in his last three games.
Left winger Kirill Kaprizov has been leading the charge as he is seventh in the sport in points, tied for 13th in the league in goals, and tied for 10th in the NHL in assists as he has recorded 71 points (28 goals, 43 assists) as he has added eight points in his previous five games.
Juuse Saros has been doing decently well as he is 27-17-3 with 2.41 goals allowed and a 92.4 save percentage this season for Nashville. Minnesota, on the other hand, has goaltender Cam Talbot starting in goal this year as he is currently 21-12-1 with a 90.8 save percentage with 2.95 goals given up per game.
As a team, the Predators are allowing 2.75 goals allowed on 31.5 shot attempts, while the Wild are giving up 3.20 goals on 32.3 shots so far.
Nashville Predators at Minnesota Wild Betting Prediction
These offenses are showing a bit of a divide recently as Nashville is scoring five goals in their last two games while the Wild are averaging 3.6 goals in their previous five games.
Nashville has been the better defensive team this season and are leading offensively as of late. Looking at their records on the puck line, the Predators are currently 32-24 while the Wild are sitting at 26-29 against the spread.
All in all, go with the Nashville Predators to cover the puck line in this matchup.
* All odds provided by Action247 Sportsbook and all odds subject to change.
**All views expressed are my own. My picks are my own and are not a guarantee, bet at your own risk.