Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Predators vs Red Wings NHL Odds
Looking for Nashville Predators vs. Detroit Red Wings free hockey plays & NHL Odds? NHL betting sees the Predators taking on the Red Wings on Tuesday February 23rd at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all NHL Hockey games all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily NHL hockey predictions like this Predators Red Wings matchup.
NHL Handicapping Analysis
(7-10-0) Nashville Predators vs. Detroit Red Wings (5-12-3)
Date: Tuesday, February 23rd
Time: 7:30 PM ET
Venue: Little Caesars Arena, Detroit MI
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Predators -160| Red Wings +140
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Predators -1.5 (+160)
NHL Betting Total: 5.5
The two worst teams in the Central get set to do business on Tuesday when the Predators visit the Red Wings. Both teams are coming in off a win and have had 2 days or rest, so why is Nashville such a huge favorite?
Detroit beat 1st place Florida 2-1 on Saturday, taking home the win as +155 underdogs. Nashville beat Columbus 4-2 on Saturday to snap a 2-game losing streak, one of those losses coming 4-2 at home to these Red Wings.
Consecutive wins is a novel concept for the Predators, who last accomplished that feat on January 26th and 27th with two OT wins over Chicago. That’s still better than Detroit, who hasn’t won two in a row in nearly a year.
Of course a win in Detroit is no given. Nashville lost at home to the Red Wings on February 13th, and has now dropped 3 of 5 in the series over a period when the Red Wings have been pretty atrocious.
It’s still looking like a lost cause season for the Predators unless they get something going fast. Detroit can leap frog Nashville with a win, sending the Predators to the basement of the Central.
Falling into the cellar could expedite trade talks for Filip Forsberg, who has been one of the constants for the Predators with 2 goals in the last 3 games. The Preds are still 29th in the league in scoring though.
Detroit Red Wings
Detroit has value here considering Nashville has gone just 2-6 on the road this season. If the Predators offense is bad in putting up just 2.3 goals/game this season, how does that make Detroit’s 1.9 goals/game average look?
Plus at least the Predators offense has showed potential lately, notching a 4-2 win over Columbus on Saturday. Detroit’s offense has scored 9 goals in their last six games aside from the 4-2 win over Nashville two weekends ago.
Can Detroit build on that win in the Music City? The Red Wings netted 3 goals on 24 shots vs. Pekka Rinne, causing John Hynes to pull the veteran in place of Juuse Saros, who stopped 5 of 6 Detroit shots.
More importantly who does Jeff Blashill turn to in net on Tuesday? Thomas Greiss has allowed at least 3+ in three straight despite not facing more than 24 shots. Jonathan Bernier has allowed 2 or less in 3 of his last 4 starts.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Predators are 2-5 in their last 7 overall.
- Predators are 2-8 in their last 10 road games.
- Under is 4-1 in Predators last 5 games as a favorite.
- Red Wings are 1-5 in their last 6 home games.
- Under is 7-1 in Red Wings last 8 home games.
- Road team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
- Over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Detroit.
Free Nashville Predators vs. Detroit Red Wings NHL Prediction:
The Red Wings are at home where they’ve dropped 5 of 6. Nashville is on the road where they’ve gone 2-6 on the season. This is two of the worst offenses in the league, but the defenses have issues as well.
The better ROI would be on Detroit in what is looking like a toss-up game. If Bernier gets the nod though, he’s actually been kind of sharp in net for Detroit making the total play even better.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Under 5.5
Detroit usually doesn’t contribute too much towards the ‘over’. That gets us halfway there.
If you’re looking for more NHL picks like this Nashville Predators vs. Detroit Red Wings matchup we’ll be providing 4* free NHL predictions on the blog during the entire 2021 NHL season, and check out our Experts for guaranteed premium & free NHL Hockey picks!
Register here for a FREE NHL Hockey Betting Account Now for Daily Free Picks & More Special Offers!