Nashville Predators (9-8-2) vs. Detroit Red Wings (9-5-4)
November 23, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Detroit Red Wings -116 / Nashville Predators -105; Over/Under: +6
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The Nashville Predators and Detroit Red Wings meet Wednesday in NHL action at the Little Caesars Arena. The Nashville Predators have won 6 of their last 9 games. The Detroit Red Wings have split their last 10 games.
The Nashville Predators are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 17.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Nino Niederreiter leads Nashville with 9 goals, Mikael Granlund has 13 assists and Roman Josi has 81 shots on goal. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 81.4 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Juuse Saros has allowed 44 goals on 464 shots faced, and Kevin Lankinen has allowed 12 goals on 152 shots.
The Detroit Red Wings are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 18.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Dominik Kubalik leads Detroit with 9 goals, Dylan Larkin has 14 assists and David Perron has 48 shots on goal. Defensively, the Detroit Red Wings are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 78.8 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Ville Husso has given up 31 goals on 369 shots faced, and Alex Nedeljkovic has allowed 26 goals on 205 shots.
The Predators are 3-8 in their last 11 road games and 4-1 in their last 5 overall. The Red Wings are 21-43 in their last 64 games following a win and 14-39 in their last 53 vs. Central. The over is 35-15-1 in Predators last 51 road games. The over is 4-1 in Red Wings last 5 overall. The Predators are 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Detroit and 6-0 in the last 6 meetings. The favorite is 6-0 in the last 6 meetings.
The Nashville Predators still have issues finding consistent offense, and they’ve had issues finishing games on the road this season. The Detroit Red Wings play their best hockey on their home ice, and they’re extremely well rested for this contest. Yes, the Preds have gotten the better of the Red Wings over the years, but these teams seem to be in different spots at the moment. Give me the Red Wings and the cheap price at home.
Randy Chambers’s Free Pick:
Detroit Red Wings -116