Nashville Predators vs. Minnesota Wild - 10/24/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Nashville Predators vs. Minnesota Wild - 10/24/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota Wild (3-6) at Nashville Predators (5-3-1)

NHL Hockey: Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 8:00 pm (Bridgestone Arena)

The Line: Nashville Predators -179 / Minnesota Wild +157 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Minnesota Wild and Nashville Predators meet Thursday in NHL action at the Bridgestone Arena.

The Minnesota Wild look for a strong road win after splitting their last six games. The Minnesota Wild are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on 18.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Brad Hunt leads Minnesota with four goals, Jordan Greenway has five assists and Matt Dumba has 20 shots on goal. Defensively, the Minnesota Wild are allowing 3.6 goals per game and are killing 77.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Devan Dubnyk has given up 23 goals on 192 shots faced and Alex Stalock has allowed five goals on 86 shots. The Minnesota Wild have allowed three or more goals in seven of their first nine games. 

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The Nashville Predators look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Nashville Predators are averaging 4.2 goals per game and are scoring on 20 percent of their power play opportunities. Filip Forsberg leads Nashville with five goals, Ryan Ellis has 11 assists and Roman Josi has 30 shots on goal. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing 3.4 goals per game and are killing 69 percent of their opponents power plays. Pekka Rinne has given up 14 goals on 177 shots faced and Juuse Saros has allowed 14 goals on 95 shots. The Nashville Predators have allowed three or more goals in five of their last eight games.

The Wild are 22-46 in their last 68 vs. Western Conference, 6-16 in their last 22 games playing on 1 days rest and 6-24 in their last 30 games as an underdog. The Predators are 7-2 in their last 9 Thursday games and 1-6 in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest. The under is 42-14-8 in Wild last 64 games as an underdog. The over is 8-1 in Predators last 9 games as a favorite. The Wild are 0-6 in the last 6 meetings in Nashville. The under is 5-2-1 in the last 8 meetings.

The Nashville Predators have won each of the last six meetings against the Minnesota Wild, which includes a 5-2 victory opening night. The Minnesota Wild have been absolutely useless in the underdog role dating back to last season and their offense simply hasn't been good enough to trust on the road against good teams. This is a game the Nashville Predators should run away with, continuing their dominance over the Wild, a team they haven't lost to since March of 28. 

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