The NHL is set up with another great set of games throughout December 7. Ten games will be up on the board throughout Tuesday night. One of these matchups will be between the Nashville Predators and the Detroit Red Wings. These two teams have been solid early in the season and will look for a big win in this one. This game will drop the puck at around 5:00 PM Eastern time on ESPN+ and Hulu.
Nashville has opened up this season with a record of 13-10-1 to start out this season, which has them sitting in fourth place of the Central division. The Predators are tied for the final wild card spot in the Western Conference. Nashville is coming off a win in their last game. The Predators have been on a win one, lose one streak for the last eight games and will look to win two in a row in this one.
The Red Wings have put up a record of 13-9-3 to start out this season, which has them in fourth place of the Atlantic division. Detroit has won five games in a row and will look to stay hot in this one. The Red Wings are currently in a wild card spot. Detroit will look to keep it going with a big win at home on Tuesday night.
These two teams have been solid early in the season and will look for a big win in this one. The Predators have been going back and forth with wins and will look to grab a big two points on the road. Detroit will look to keep the winning streak alive. If either team can come out fast in this one, it could be enough for the win.
The following odds are courtesy of BetOnline:
|Nashville Predators||-1 ½ (+210)||-111||Over 5 ½ (+100)|
|Detroit Red Wings||+1 ½ (-250)||+101||Under 5 ½ (-110)|
|Team Data||Nashville Predators||Detroit Red Wings|
|Away/ Home Record||5-5-1||9-2-2|
|Goals Per Game||2.79||2.80|
|Goals Per Game Away/ Home||2.82||3.15|
|Save Percentage Away/ Home||.890||.922|
- 1-1 in December
- 4-1 on Tuesday nights
- 4-1 when playing with two days rest
- 4-4 after non-Conference game
- 4-5 in non-Conference game
- 4-3 after scoring four or more goals
- 6-6 against team with winning record
Detroit Red Wings
- 2-0 in December
- 3-2 on Tuesday nights
- 5-1 when playing with two days rest
- 6-4 in non-Conference game
- 6-3 after scoring four or more goals
- 6-4 against team with winning record
These two teams met up eight times throughout last season. Nashville earned a record of 6-2 against the Red Wings last season. The Predators have won four games in a row against Detroit and will look to keep it going in this one. If Nashville can come out fast on Tuesday night, they could stay hot against the Red Wings.
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— Nashville Predators (@PredsNHL) December 6, 2021
The Predators have been solid on special teams early in the season. Nashville has scored on 16 of their 70 power play opportunities, which is a 22.9 percent power play. The Predators have given up 17 power play goals on 78 penalties against, which is a 78.2 percent kill rate. Nashville is 8th on the man advantage and 24th on the penalty kill.
Detroit has struggled to get going on special teams early in the season. The Red Wings have capitalized on 10 of their 67 power play chances, which is a 14.9 percent success rate. Detroit has killed off 55 of their opponents 73 power play attempts, which is a 75.3 percent penalty kill. The Red Wings are 25th on the power play and 27th on the kill.
Nashville has the edge on special teams entering this matchup and will look to use it to their advantage. The Predators have the better power play and penalty kill, but Detroit will look to get going in this one. If Nashville can dominate on special teams early in this one, it could give them the edge to earn the win on Tuesday night.
I expect Juuse Saros to get the start in the crease for Nashville in this one. Saros has earned a record of 11-8-1 throughout his 20 starts on the season. He has put up a .921 save percentage and a GAA of 2.37 in those starts. Saros finished with 20 saves on 23 shots in his last start against the Montreal Canadiens, which was enough for the win.
Alex Nedeljkovic will likely get the nod in net for the Red Wings on Tuesday night. Nedeljkovic has started in 14 games this season, going 8-3-3 in those matchups. He has posted a save percentage of .920 and a 2.60 GAA in those games. Nedeljkovic’s last start was against the New York Islanders. He finished with 20 saves on 23 shots in the win.
These two goalies have been dangerous early in the season and will look for a big win in this one. Both goalies have continued their dominance from last season as well. Nedeljkovic has won four games in a row and will look to stay hot in this one. If either goalie can control the pace, it could be enough for the win in this one.
These two teams have had solid starts to the season and will look for a big two points in this one. The Red Wings have won five games in a row, but I think that Nashville will end the winning streak in this one. The Predators have the better special teams and goalie in this one. If Nashville can come out fast, I think they can win on the road.
BetOnline has the Predators listed as a -111 against the money line in this one. This implies that Nashville will win this game around 52.6 percent of the time. I think that this line is accurate with the Predators having the edge. Nashville has been in a win one, lose one trend, but as slight favorites, I like the chances of them stringing back to back wins.