Minnesota Wild vs Nashville Predators Prediction, 11/15/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Minnesota Wild vs Nashville Predators
Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2022
Location: Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN
TV: Bally Sports South
Odds/Point Spread: Wild (-111) Predators (-108)
The Minnesota Wild (7-6-2) are headed to Bridgestone Arena on Tuesday where they will go up against the Nashville Predators (6-8-1). The moneyline on this matchup has the Wild at -111 while the Predators are sitting at -108. The total is 7.
The Minnesota Wild had a decent effort after finishing in a 2-2 tie against the Sharks in their previous outing. The Wild had a below average offensive outing in this game. In the game, they netted 2 out of the 30 shots they attempted. They also had 2 power play opportunities but didn't get a goal. Minnesota tallied 6 penalty mins in this matchup.
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While playing at even strength, the Wild have allowed 35 goals while notching 29 when they are on offense. Minnesota Wild opponents have recorded 49 power play opportunities (24th in the league) and have scored 9 goals in those chances. With respect to their goal scoring prowess, the Minnesota Wild have racked up 41 goals (24th in pro hockey) over the course of the season and have surrendered 44. Minnesota has tried 475 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 8.6%. For the current season, they have earned 16 points and their points percentage comes in at .533. The Wild thus far have had 468 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .906. Minnesota has 50 power play chances and they have added 12 goals out of those tries, garnering them a rate of 24.00%.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Marc-Andre Fleury. Throughout his time in hockey, Fleury has 437 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .550. His save percentage is .913 during his 55,017 minutes guarding the cage. Fleury has seen 27,044 shot attempts against him and he has 24,686 saves. The opposition has scored 2,358 goals against Fleury in his career and his goals against average per game is 2.57. He has a record of 526-302-88 and got the start in 794 games. Fleury has been involved in 950 contests during his pro hockey career.
The last time they were on the ice, Nashville went up against the Rangers in a game where the Predators notched a victory by a final score of 2-1. They had 4 attempts on the power play in this matchup but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. The Predators converted 2 goals out of the 18 shots on goal they attempted.
During this campaign, the Nashville Predators have earned 39 goals, 13 points, and a points percentage of .433. They have granted a total of 50 goals to be scored by way of 40 goals at even strength and 10 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Predators have earned 31 goals at even strength and 8 goals (28th in hockey) while on the power play. They have a tally of 55 opportunities on the power play and they have a power play rate of 14.55%. Nashville has put up 441 shots (24th in the league) and has earned a shooting percentage of 8.84%, while allowing their opponents 489 shots. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 81.82% on their opponents 55 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently comes in at 89.8%.
Across the rink you are going to see Juuse Saros patrolling the crease. He has accounted for 6,404 saves out of the 6,971 shots taken against him, which gives him a save % of .919. Saros is the owner of a career record of 118-78-21 and has participated in 233 contests. He has started in 217 games and has accumulated 13,225 mins. Saros' quality start rate is 61.3% and he has made 133 quality starting assignments in his hockey career. Teams are averaging 2.57 goals per game and he has surrendered 567 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Minnesota (-111)
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