Red Wings vs. Predators Free Pick
ODDS: Oddsmakers have installed the Predators as –130 money line favorites over the Red Wings, while the over/under total for this game sits at 5 goals. Nashville enters play with a 48-26-8 record and is 22-16-3 OVER this year, while Detroit is 48-28-6 overall and is 17-21-3 UNDER.
LINE MOVEMENT: The total opened up at 5 and remained there, while the Predators opened as -140 favorites and has moved down to -130.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers placed on tonight’s game, 62% 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 the OVER 5. According to latest NHL trends, Nashville is 7-0-1 Over last 8 Conference Quarterfinals games, 5-1 Over last 6 playoff games as a favorite, 8-2-1 in Predators last 11 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game and 4-1 Over last 5 playoff games as a favorite of -110 to -150. Detroit is 9-1-3 Over last 13 Conference quarterfinals games and 9-2-1 Over last 12 Wednesday games. Nashville put up 6 goals in their last game at Colorado, while Detroit sort of coasted at the end. Winger Alexander Rudulov could be the x-factor for Nashville and could be a huge key in this series. Ten players have 14 or more goals for Nashville so they do have balance. Nashville is poised to do some big things in the playoffs and they want to make their mark against one of the old guard.
2012 NHL PLAYOFFS FREE PICK: RED WINGS/PREDATORS OVER 5