Minnesota Wild vs Nashville Predators Prediction, 4/5/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Minnesota Wild vs Nashville Predators
Date: Tuesday, April 5, 2022
Location: Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN
TV: Bally Sports South
Odds/Point Spread: Wild (+100) Predators (-118)
The Nashville Predators (39-25-4) will compete against the Minnesota Wild (43-20-5) at Bridgestone Arena on Tuesday. The odds on this game have the Wild at +100 while the Predators are at -118. The total comes in at 6.
The Minnesota Wild went home feeling good about their game by earning a 5-1 victory against the Capitals in their previous game. Minnesota compiled 6 mins in the box in this matchup. They also had 3 power play opportunities but weren't able to convert one of them into a goal. The Wild had a solid offensive output and it showed in this win. In the game, they converted 5 out of the 19 shots they attempted.
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In terms of scoring goals, the Minnesota Wild have earned 247 goals (4th in hockey) this year and have given up 205. For the season, they have accumulated 91 points and their points percentage is sitting at .669. Minnesota has compiled 204 power play chances and they have tallied 42 goals out of those tries, giving them a rate of 20.59%. While playing at even strength, the Wild have surrendered 154 goals while scoring 205 on the offensive side of the ice. Minnesota has tried 2,203 shots and has a shooting percentage of 11.2%. The Wild have had 2,168 shots tried against them and have earned a save percentage of .905. Minnesota Wild opponents have 218 power play opportunities (4th in the league) and have come away with 51 goals in those chances.
The man in net for this game is Marc-Andre Fleury. Fleury has been involved in 931 contests during his pro hockey career. He has accumulated a mark of 514-297-87 and he was named the starter in 775 games. Opponents have been able to score 2,302 goals versus Fleury in his pro hockey career and his goals against average per contest is 2.56. Fleury has had 26,490 shots against him and has recorded 24,188 total saves. His save percentage currently sits at .913 during his 53,911 minutes between the pipes. For his career, Fleury has accrued 428 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .552.
In their last game, Nashville went up against the Sabres in a game where the Predators were on the wrong end of the score by a score of 4-3. The Predators netted 3 goals out of the 25 shots on goal they took. They had 1 power play opportunity in this outing but weren't able to put one in the back of the net.
The Predators are sitting with 172 goals at even strength and 50 goals (6th in the league) while having more men on the ice. Nashville has taken 2,005 shots (28th in the league) and has a shot percentage of 11.07%, while allowing their opponents 2,174 shots. On the year, the Nashville Predators are sitting with 222 goals, 82 points, as well as a points percentage of .603. They have recorded 208 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play percentage of 24.04%. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 79.49% on their opponents 234 power play chances, and their save percentage is currently 90.9%. They have granted a total of 197 goals to be scored by of a combination of 149 goals at even strength and 48 goals while they had less men on the ice.
Across the ice you are expected to see Juuse Saros in goal. Saros holds a lifetime mark of 109-68-20 and has played in 212 games. Saros' percentage of quality starts sits at 62.2% and he has 122 quality starts in his professional career. He has racked up 5,840 stops out of the 6,346 shots taken, giving him a save percentage of .920. His opponents are averaging 2.52 goals per contest and he has given up 506 goals altogether. He got the starting nod in 196 games and has played for a total of 12,060 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Nashville (-118)
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