Nashville Predators at Detroit Red Wings - 4/8/21 NHL Picks and Prediction

Nashville Predators at Detroit Red Wings - 4/8/21 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Red Wings (13-22-6) vs Nashville Predators (21-18-1)

Game Info: Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 7:30 pm (Little Caesars Arena)

Betting Odds: Detroit Red Wings +130 / Nashville Predators -154 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Nashville Predators and the Detroit Red Wings meet in NHL action from Little Caesar’s Arena on Thursday night.

The Nashville Predators will look to build on their 3-2 win over Detroit last time out. Filip Forsberg leads the Predators in scoring with 29 points including a team-high 11 goals with 18 assists while Roman Josi has a team-ihgh 20 assists this season. Calle Jarnkrok has 11 goals as well while Eell Toivanen has 10 goals and Viktor Arvidsson has 13 assists this season. As a team, Nashville is averaging 2.5 goals on 30.1 shots with a 21.1% success rate on the power play while allowing 2.9 goals on 31.1 shots against per game with a 73% success rate on the penalty kill this season.

The Detroit Red Wings will look to rebound from their loss to Nashville in their last game. Filip Hronek leads the Red Wings in scoring with 22 points including a team-high 20 assists while Anthony Mantha has a team-high 10 goals with 10 assists for his 20 points this season. Dylan Larkin has 20 points as well with 13 assists and Robby Fabbri has 10 goals as well on the year. as a team, Detroit is averaging 2.2 goals on 27.6 shots with a 12.1% success rate on the PP while allowing 3.1 goals on 31 shots with a 74.8% success rate on the PK this season.

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Nashville is 8-1 in their last 9 games overall and 6-1 in their last 7 games following a win while the under is 2-0-3 in their last 5 games following a win. Detroit is 4-1 in their last 5 home games and 27-80 in their last 107 games as an underdog while the under is 4-0-3 in their last 7 home games. The over is 6-2-1 in the last 9 meetings between these two teams in Detroit.

Just when you think that maybe the Red Wings are able to steal a game for some plus money, they remember that they’re the Red Wings and think of creative ways to lose hockey games and last time out was no different. Nashville on the other hand, is starting to pick up steam at the right time and simply know how to get the job done against teams they should beat like Detroit. I’ll take my chances with the Preds laying the juice here.

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Chris’s Pick Nashville -154

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