The world of hockey betting is one I’m just now dipping my toes into, but I did want to give out a game I’m playing tonight featuring the Nashville Predators who are hosting the Minnesota Wild.
As we saw on the NHL Power Rankings page, the Minnesota Wild rank 27th in the NHL in both Scoring Chance Percentage at 40.2 percent, and in Corsi For Percentage at 44.65 percent.
Nashville ranks top 10 in both categories and have shown the ability to score and defend with a healthy 12-6 Goals For vs Goals Against so far.
While it’s clear that Nashville is the better team, that’s not enough to have an advantage against the spread with the randomness of hockey. However, tonight Minnesota is starting their backup goalie Alex Stalock who is a big downgrade from starter Devan Dubnyk.
I’m laying the juice with the home favorite.
Pick Against the Spread: Nashville Predators -190 (5 units)