Red Wings vs. Predators Free Pick
ODDS: Oddsmakers have installed Nashville as -125 money line favorites over Detroit, while the over/under total for this game sits at 5 goals. Detroit enters play with a 49-31-6 overall record and is 34-45 UNDER, while Nashville is 51-27-8 overall and is 34-40 UNDER.
LINE MOVEMENT: The total opened up at 5 and has remained there at most books, while the Predators opened as -135 favorites and moved down to -125.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers placed on tonight’s game, 54% 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 UNDER. According to latest NHL trends, the Under is 0-4-4 in the last 8 meetings between both teams. Detroit is 4-19-6 Under last 29 vs. a team with a winning record, 4-18-5 Under is 18-4-5 in Red Wings last 27 vs. Central, 6-17-4 Under is 17-6-4 last 27 when their opponent allows 2 goals or less in their previous game and 9-23-5 Under last 37 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game. This is a big game for Detroit, who doesn’t want to go back home down 3-1. Detroit ended the regular season in an offensive funk and that remained mainly due to the play of Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne. The Red Wings took 84 shots on net to Nashville’s 39 in the first two games, but that translated into only three goals. Nashville could be getting back defenseman Hal Gill (lower body), who has yet to play in the series. He went through a full practice Thursday and could be available for Game 5. Detroit will take a lot of shots, Rinne will make a lot of saves in another low-scoring affair.
FRIDAY NHL FREE PICK: RED WINGS/PREDATORS UNDER 5