Truth be told, the burden is on the Detroit Red Wings to do something different for Game 2 as the Nashville Predators are doing exactly what they need to do to win this series. Should NHL bettors expect a different outcome in Game 2?
Nashville Predators took the opening game of their series with the Detroit Red
Wings and looked pretty good in doing so. While the final score of Game 1 was
only 3-2, the Predators sent a clear message: they are no longer Detroit’s
Red Wings have long been a stalwart in the Western Conference, feasting on
teams like Nashville and Phoenix in the first round en route to bigger and
better things, but it looks like there is a changing of the guards. The
Predators took Game 1 and now they can put the Red Wings in a choke hold by
taking Game 2.
Friday, April 13th
NHL odds makers have once again listed Nashville as the favorite, only this time they are listed at -121, which is slightly lower than they were lined Game 1. NHL betting shops are offering the matchup's total at 5 points, which is the number that pushed for us in Wednesday's matchup, but should offer hockey bettors some value tonight.
Find out why we thing that tonight's Game 2 will end up much like it's predecessor, and therefore we have two plays to add to our NHL picks.
Detroit Red Wings can win because…
didn’t play particularly well and they still barely lost.
had six power plays, capitalized on none of them but still managed to score a
pair of very fluky goals to get the win. Meanwhile, Detroit didn’t look crisp,
they were pushed around and they didn’t play their best game. And the final
score was 3-2.
Red Wings should feel encouraged that they can ramp things up a little bit and
come away with a win in Game 2.
doesn’t have any serious offensive weapons, so they have to get the job done
with smoke and mirrors. If Detroit’s best players like Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik
Zetterberg can step, they’ll win Game 2 – and this series.
Nashville Predators can win because…
Red Wings looked old in Game 1.
Predators may not have the best offensive weapons, they may not have a dominant
scoring unit but they definitely outplayed, outhustled and outworked Detroit in
Game 1, which is a bad sign for the Red Wings.
Predators have the best power play unit in the NHL and they failed to score on
six tries in Game 1. The Red Wings scored two goals in Game 1 and both of them
came on the power play. Those are signs that the Predators outplayed Detroit
throughout this game. If Nashville finds a way to be a bit more disciplined,
they’re going to be in better shape.
Red Wings have now lost 11 of their last 15 games and the biggest concern for
them should be goal scoring. In those 11 losses, they’ve averaged 1.64 goals
per game. That fits Nashville’s style perfect and unless Detroit can wake up,
the Predators will rock them to bed rather easily.
& NHL Betting Prediction:
feels odd to say it but the Red Wings don’t look like they’re in great shape.
They were outplayed badly in Game 1 and looked a step slow the entire way. The
Predators won battles to the loose pucks, got the bounces and came away with
the win. At no point was Detroit in control of the game.
a sneaking suspicion that things could change in Game 2 but why bet against
Nashville? They’re confident while Detroit is busy searching for answers.
there’s one thing for certain, it’s that there isn’t going to be many goals in
this series. Expect a number of 2-1/3-2 type games, so the under will be a
consistent play. At the same time, with the Preds looking sharp, they’re also
worth a play in Game 2.
NHL Picks: Predators