Nashville Predators vs Minnesota Wild Prediction, 3/13/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Nashville Predators vs Minnesota Wild
Date: Sunday, March 13, 2022
Location: Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Xcel Energy Center is the site where the Minnesota Wild (34-19-4) will play the Nashville Predators (33-20-4) on Sunday.
The Nashville Predators will head into their next game feeling good after earning a 4-1 win against the Ducks the last time they stepped on the ice. The Predators had a good offensive outing and it showed in the victory. In the game, they scored on 4 out of the 30 shots they launched. Additionally, they had 2 power play opportunities and netted 1 goal. Nashville earned 9 mins in the box in this contest.
Pertaining to scoring goals, the Nashville Predators have racked up 178 goals (14th in the National Hockey League) on the campaign and have conceded 155. For the current campaign, they have accumulated 70 points and their points % is .614. Nashville comes into the game with 174 power play chances and they have added 42 goals during those chances, garnering them a rate of 24.14%. When at even strength, the Predators have allowed 116 goals while notching 136 on offense. Nashville has attempted 1,668 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 10.7%. The Predators have had 1,792 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .914. Nashville Predators opponents have totaled 197 power play tries (2nd in the league) and have notched 39 goals in those attempts.
The man in net for this game is Juuse Saros. Saros has played in 203 matchups over the course of his NHL career. He has earned a record of 104-64-20 and got the start in 187 games. Opponents have been able to score 474 goals against Saros in his career and his average for goals against per game is 2.47. Saros has seen 6,030 shot attempts against him and has recorded 5,556 saves. His save percentage currently is at .921 in his 11,526 mins in the crease. Over the course of his career, Saros has earned 116 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .620.
The last time they were on the ice, Minnesota faced off against the Blue Jackets in a matchup where the Wild took the loss by a final of 3-2. The Wild scored 2 goals of the 38 shots on goal they pursued. They had 5 power play chances in this one and recorded 1 goal out of those chances.
Minnesota has tried 1,862 shots (14th in pro hockey) and has a shot percentage of 11.33%, while allowing their opponents 1,836 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 76.19% on the other teams 189 power play opportunities, and their save percentage sits at 90.0%. They have recorded 173 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play rate of 20.23%. The Wild have racked up 176 goals at even strength and 35 goals (18th in hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have allowed 183 goals to be scored by way of 138 goals at even strength and 45 goals while they had less men on the ice. For the season, the Minnesota Wild have a total of 211 goals, 72 points, in addition to a points percentage of .632.
For the opposition you are expected to see Cam Talbot patrolling the crease. He has compiled 10,325 stops out of the 11,292 shots attempted, which gives him a save % of .914. Talbot has amassed a career mark of 191-142-31 and has been in net for 383 games. He has made the start in 368 contests and has played 21,933 minutes. Talbot's quality start rate comes out to 52.7% and he has 194 quality starts in his hockey career. Teams are averaging 2.65 goals/game and he has conceded 967 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Nashville
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