Wild vs Predators Prediction - NHL Picks 11/30/23

Nashville Predators (11-10) vs Minnesota Wild (6-10-4)

Game Info: Thursday, November 30, 2023 at 8:00 pm (Bridgestone Arena)

Betting Odds: Nashville Predators -115 / Minnesota Wild -104 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Minnesota Wild will play the Nashville Predators on Thursday night at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. Minnesota has lost seven of their last eight games, while Nashville comes into this game on a six game winning streak. Let’s take a look at the betting matchup and the Wild vs Predators prediction. 

Wild Preview

The Minnesota Wild are 6-10-4 this season after they defeated the Blues by a score of 3-1 in their last game. Minnesota scored twice in the first period and added a third goal to pull away in the third period. The Wild out shot St. Louis by a total of 37-24 and went 4-4 on the penalty kill in the game. Minnesota had lost their previous seven games and they have scored three goals or fewer in their last eight games. The Wild are scoring 2.95 goals per game and they are allowing 3.80 goals against per game, while going 16% on the power play and 68.5% on the penalty kill. Mats Zuccarello has led the Wild this year with five goals, 17 assists, and 56 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for Minnesota is Filip Gustavsson, who is 3-6-2 this season with a 3.68 goals against average and a .886 save percentage. 

Predators Preview

The Nashville Predators are 11-10-0 this year after they defeated Pittsburgh in overtime by a score of 3-2 in their last game. Nashville had a 2-0 lead in the first period, but Pittsburgh clawed back to force overtime, before Nashville scored 14 seconds into the extra frame for the win. The Predators were out shot by a total of 31-25 and went 0-3 on the power play in the game. Nashville has been rolling recently and has defeated Winnipeg, St. Louis, Calgary, Colorado, and Chicago during this winning streak. Nashville is scoring 3.33 goals per game and they are allowing 3.14 goals against per game, while going 20% on the power play and 73.5% on the penalty kill. Filip Forsberg has led the Predators this season with 12 goals, 15 assists, and 87 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for Nashville is Juuse Saros, who is 8-9-0 this year with a 2.99 goals against average and a .900 save percentage. 

Nashville Predators Team Facts

  • The favorites have won each of the last 11 games between the Wild and Predators at Bridgestone Arena.
  • The Predators have failed to cover the puck line in 14 of their last 15 games as home favorites following a win.
  • The Predators have won the first period in each of their last five games as home favorites against Central Division opponents.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 3' market has hit in each of the Predators' last nine games against Western Conference opponents.

Minnesota Wild Team Facts

  • The Wild have lost 10 of their last 11 games at Bridgestone Arena.
  • The Wild have failed to cover the puck line in seven of their last eight night games following a win.
  • The Wild have lost the third period in each of their last four night games at Bridgestone Arena following a win.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 1' market has hit in each of the Wild's last four games at Bridgestone Arena.

Nashville Predators Player Prop Facts

  • Yakov Trenin has scored a goal in each of his last four appearances with the Predators as home favorites against Central Division opponents.
  • Gustav Nyquist has recorded at least one point in each of the Predators' last nine games.
  • Roman Josi has recorded at least one assist in each of his last nine appearances against the Wild.
  • Gustav Nyquist has the equal-most multi-assist games for the Predators this season (3).

Minnesota Wild Player Prop Facts

  • Joel Eriksson Ek has scored a goal in each of the Wild's last three games.
  • Mats Zuccarello has recorded at least one point in 10 of the Wild's last 11 games.
  • Mats Zuccarello has recorded at least one assist in six of the Wild's last seven games.
  • Mats Zuccarello has the equal-most multi-assist games for the Wild this season (2).

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Nashville Predators ranks T27th in the league for Period 3 goals scored per game this season (0.71).
  • The Nashville Predators ranks T26th in the league for power play goals against this season (18).
  • The Minnesota Wild ranks 32nd in the league for power play goals against this season (23).
  • The Minnesota Wild ranks 32nd in the league for Period 1 goals allowed per game this season (1.50).

Wild vs Predators Betting Prediction 

These two teams come into this game trending in different directions, with Nashville being one of the hottest teams in the NHL. The Predators have won six games in a row and have only allowed 12 goals in their last five games. Minnesota was on a seven game losing streak, but they were able to snap that in their last game against the Blues. The Wild are only 2-6-2 on the road, while Nashville is 8-4-0 at home. I simply cannot go against this Predators team right now, as they are just finding ways to win. Take Nashville here. 

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