Predators vs. Red Wings Free Pick
DETROIT, (ATS Consultants) - The Red Wings are looking to bounce back from a tough road loss against Columbus on Wednesday night, while Nashville lost to St. Louis on Tuesday, 3-0. Detroit hosts Nashville on Friday night at 7:35pmET.
ODDS: Oddsmakers have installed the Detroit Red Wings as –127 money line favorite over the Nashville Predators, while the over/under total for this game is currently sitting at 5.5 goals. Detroit enters play with a 46-26-5 record and is 30-5-2 at home this year, while Nashville is 44-25-8 overall and 20-16-3 on the road.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Red Wings opened as –135 money line favorites and has moved down to -127 at most books, while the total has remained at 5.5 goals.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers placed on tonight’s game, 79% of NHL public bettors currently favor the Red Wings. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most up-to-date public betting numbers.
NHL FREE PICK: Take Detroit (-127) over Nashville. According to latest NHL trends, the home team is 4-1 L5 in this series and the favorite is 4-1 L5 in this series. The Predators and Red Wings are looking for home ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs. Detroit has 97 points and is one head of Nashville for fourth-place in the Western Conference. Chicago is only two points back at 95 points so this is an important game. Detroit holds a 3-2 series. The Red Wings are a great home team, winning 30 of 37 games this year, which is the second-best record in hockey. With that great home ice advantage and the fact that Detroit is only 16-21-2-1 on the road, this becomes a more important game for the Red Wings and nearly a must-win situation.
THURSDAY NHL FREE PICK: DETROIT RED WINGS -127