Nashville Predators at Detroit Red Wings odds, picks and prediction
The Nashville Predators (21-18-1) play the second end of a two-game set with the Detroit Red Wings (13-22-6) Thursday with a 7:30 p.m. ET puck drop at Little Caesars Arena. Below, we analyze the Predators-Red Wings odds and lines, with NHL picks and predictions.
The Predators haven't shown a lot on offense lately, but their defense has picked up the slack. They won 3-2 in a shootout in the front end of this two-game set, and they won 3-0 against the Chicago Blackhawks Saturday. They scored 3 or fewer goals in seven of their past eight games, but they're 7-1 during the span.
The Red Wings have not been the pushover we saw earlier this season. Detroit has picked up at least one point in five of its past seven games, with a total of eight of a possible 14 points during the stretch.
Predators at Red Wings: Odds, spread and lines
- Money line : Predators -155 (bet $155 to win $100) | Red Wings +135 (bet $100 to win $135)
- Against the spread/ATS : Predators -1.5 (+180) | Red Wings +1.5 (-225)
- Over/Under : 5 (O: -130 | U: +105)
Predators at Red Wings: Projected starting goalies
Juuse Saros (12-7-0, 2.24 GAA, .928 SV%, 2 SO) vs. Thomas Greiss (3-15-6, 3.14 GAA, .897 SV%)
Saros posted the win in the 3-2 shootout Tuesday, as he turned aside 25 of the 27 shots he faced. He has won six of his past seven outings, with just one loss in regulation against the Dallas Stars April 1. He has won three straight starts against the Red Wings since March 23 .
Greiss was on the short end of the shootout loss Tuesday. He deserved a much better fate, and he has allowed 3 or fewer goals in nine straight outings with just two wins to show for his efforts.
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Predators at Red Wings: Odds, lines, predictions and picks
Predators 4, Red Wings 2
Money line (ML)
The PREDATORS (-155) are the play after their razor-thin victory in the front end of the two-game set. Nashville has been on fire, rolling to a 10-2 record across its past 12 games to work itself back into the playoff picture.
Against the spread (ATS)
The PREDATORS -1.5 (+180) failed to cover the puck line in Tuesday's game, but they have cashed in three of their past four wins against the Red Wings. Nashville has also won by 2 or more goals in three of its previous seven contests.
OVER 5 (-130) is worth a small-unit play, as the Predators are due for an Over. The Predators have hit the Under at a 3-0-3 clip across their past six contests. The last time they hit the Over was against the Red Wings March 25.
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