Looking to win big? The Predators and Wild face off at 3:30 ET on TNT. The Wild are hosting the game at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, MN. The over/under for this Central division contest is set at 6 goals, with the Wild being favored by -1.5 at home against the Predators.

NASHVILLE PREDATORS VS MINNESOTA WILD BETTING PICK

The Pick: Minnesota Wild -1.5

This game will be played at Xcel Energy Center at 3:30 ET on Sunday, March 10th.

WHY BET THE MINNESOTA WILD:

  • In spite of being 1.5 goal underdogs, we anticipate the Predators winning this one 4-3.
  • We like the Predators on the moneyline (+115)
  • The Predators are also our pick on the spread at +1.5

Can Nashville Secure a Road Victory?

Through 65 games this season, the Predators have a record of 37-25-3, which has them sitting in 4th place in the Central Division and 6th place in the Western Conference. When playing on the road, Nashville has gone 19-10-2, and they have won each of their last six road games.

As the underdog, the Predators have gone 19-16-2 this season, including a two-game winning streak when not favored. Over their last 10 games, Nashville has gone 9-1, and they have won each of their last two games.

On the season, the Predators have gone 36-29 against the puck line, including a mark of 24-13 as the underdog. So far, they have 22 wins by multiple goals and 15 by just one goal. In their last ten games, Nashville has gone 8-2 against the puck line.

As the underdog, the Predators have gone 19-12 against the puck line on the road. Their average scoring margin this year sits at +.2 goals per game, and they are 7-3 against the puck line in their last ten road games.

The average goal total for Nashville’s games is sitting at 6.2. The average over/under line for the season is 6.2. The Predators come in with an over/under record of 28-31-6.

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.

The Predators come into the game scoring an average of 3.2 goals per game, putting them 12th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 11th 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 leading scorer for Nashville’s offense is Filip Forsberg. Coming into the game he has 33 goals, ranking 12th in the NHL. Forsberg also comes into the game with 34 assists.

In terms of defense, the Wild head into the game ranked 16th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 30.1 shots per game against Minnesota. So far, they are 22nd in shutouts, achieving 3 shutouts.

Entering the game, goalie Juuse Saros has started 51 games this season. His current record stands at 27-21, and his save percentage is 0.981%.

Can the Wild Deliver Being Favored at Home?

At home this season, the Wild have gone 15-12-4, and they have been favored in 28 of their 64 games. In the Central Division, Minnesota is in sixth place with a record of 6-12 and 67 points. Over their last ten games, the Wild have gone 5-5 and are coming off of a two-game winning streak as the favorite.

So far this season, Minnesota has gone 30-28-7 overall and 16-17 against Western Conference opponents. In the conference standings, the Wild are in 12th place. Against the Predators, Minnesota has lost three straight games as the underdog.

Minnesota has gone 6-4 against the puck line in their last ten games and 2-1 in their last three home games. So far this season, the Wild have an average scoring margin of -.2 goals per game, and they have been the underdog in 36 of their 66 games.

Overall, Minnesota has gone 34-30 vs. the puck line, including a mark of 15-16 at home. The Wild have 20 wins by multiple goals and have gone 11-17 vs. the puck line as the favorite.

For the season, the average number of goals per game in matchups featuring Minnesota is 6.4. The season’s average over/under line is currently at 6.2. The Wild come in with an over/under record of 31-29-4.

When looking at their past three road matchups, Nashville has an puck line record of 2-1 while averaging 3 per game. The team went 3-0 overall in these games.

Offensively, the Wild come into the game at 3.1 goals per contest placing 17th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 20th position in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Wild offense is 11th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 30th in the NHL.

Minnesota’s leading goal scorer is Kirill Kaprizov. So far this season, he has 30 goals, placing him 20th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 38 assists so far.

Defensively, the Wild are currently 16th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 30.1 shots per game against Minnesota. They also are 22nd in shutouts, coming in with 3 shutouts.

Goalie Filip Gustavsson comes into the game having made 37 starts this season. So far, his record is 17-15 and he has a save percentage of 0.81%.