Minnesota Wild at Nashville Predators - 4/5/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

Minnesota Wild at Nashville Predators - 4/5/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Nashville Predators (39-25-4) vs Minnesota Wild (43-20-5)

Game Info: Tuesday, April 5, 2022 at 8:00 pm (Bridgestone Arena)

Betting Odds: Nashville Predators -118 / Minnesota Wild -110 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Nashville Predators host the Minnesota Wild in Tuesday NHL Action.

The Minnesota Wild come into this road contest with an overall record of 43-20-5. Through 68 games, the Wild are 2nd in the Central Division. On the season, they have found the net 252 times, good for a rank of 4th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Minnesota is the 17th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 3.01 goals per game. So far, the Wild have a strength of schedule rating of 21st in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 7th ranked team in the NHL.

The Nashville Predators get set to host the Minnesota Wild with an overall record of 39-25-4. This mark places them 4th in the Central division. Through 68 games, the Predators have scored 224 goals, giving them an average of 3.26. This output gives them a rank of 13th among NHL teams.On defense, Nashville is the 9th ranked unit, giving up 2.9 goals per contest. So far, the Predators have played the 26th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Nashville's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 12th in the NHL.

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Through 67 games, the Minnesota Wild goal and overall scoring leader is Kirill Kaprizov with 85 points. He has reached his mark of 39 goals, on a shooting percentage of 16.3%. So far, 26.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Mats Zuccarello, who has 49 assists to go along with his 20 goals. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +20.0. Minnesota's top goalie is Cam Talbot, who is giving up an average of 2.78 goals per game. In his 43 games played, he has turned in 25 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

Coming into this game, the Nashville Predators leader in points is Roman Josi. In Nashville's 68 games, he has come up with 18 goals and 63 assists. He has scored his goals on a shooting percentage of 7.7%. The team's top overall goal scorer is Filip Forsberg. Of his 38 goals, 18.0% have come during power play time. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +22.0. Nashville's top goalie is Juuse Saros, who is giving up an average of 2.57 goals per game. In his 57 games played, he has turned in 38 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

In Minnesota's 68 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 38-28-2. So far, taking the over when the Wild are playing away from home, has been a good bet with an over-under record of 17-17-1. On the season 62.0% of Minnesota's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 55% of the scoring coming from the Wild. In Nashville's 68 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 41-27. So far, the team has been less likely to go over the betting line when playing at home, going just 14-18. On the season 60.0% of Nashville's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 53.0% of the scoring coming from the Predators. Look for this matchup to fall below the posted betting line of 5.5 goals.

 

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