NHL Wednesday Free Pick
Oddsmakers from online sports book SBGGLOBAL.com have made the Red Wings –163 money line favorites over the Predators, who are +150. The over/under total for goals is currently 5.5.
The Predators enter Wednesday’s game with a 28-19-4-3 record and are 36-18 against the spread according to latest NHL trends. They’re also 16-14-1-0 on the road and 22-9 against the number.
The Wings are 32-15-4-2 overall this season and 25-28 against the spread. They’re 16-7-3-1 at home this season but just 10-17 against the number. The over is 28-25 in their games this season.
NHL Free Pick: The Wings are more explosive offensively but the Predators have the defense to keep up. The Wings also have an advantage in power plays, although Nashville has the better penalty killing group. Although Pekka Rinne was pulled in his last outing, which resulted in a loss to the Oilers, the 28-year-old fared well against Detroit the last time these two teams played. We think the Predators represent a lot of value and will emerge from their slump soon enough. Our pick is Nashville +150.
2011 NHL FREE PICK: NASHVILLE PREDATORS +150