Minnesota Wild vs. Nashville Predators Player Props, Picks and Predictions – Thursday, Feb. 29

ST PAUL, MN - APRIL 21: Marcus Johansson #90 of the Minnesota Wild shoots the puck to score a goal against the Dallas Stars in the second period of Game Three of the First Round of the 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Xcel Energy Center on April 21, 2023 in St Paul, Minnesota. The Wild defeated the Stars 2-1 to take a 2-1 series lead.
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We have your Minnesota Wild vs. Nashville Predators prop betting and game preview needs covered as the Minnesota Wild hit the road to face the Nashville Predators.

The Nashville Predators (33-25-2) are set to host the Minnesota Wild (28-25-6) in a clash that could have significant playoff implications. With both teams fighting for a wild-card spot, this matchup is critical as the Predators look to extend their six-game winning streak and the Wild aim to bounce back from a recent loss.

Minnesota Wild vs. Nashville Predators Odds Info

Moneyline: Minnesota Wild -100 (PointsBet) / Nashville Predators -118 (FanDuel)

Puck Line: -1.5 – Minnesota Wild -245 (Bet365) / Nashville Predators +200 (Bet365)

Total: 6.0 – -103 (BetRivers) / -120 (BetRivers)

Game Info

Date: Thursday, Feb. 29

Time: 08:00 PM

Location: Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN


Minnesota Wild Betting Trends

  • This season, the Minnesota Wild have hit 32 overs and 27 unders.
  • On the road this season, the Minnesota Wild have hit 19 overs and 10 unders.
  • As the underdog this season, the Minnesota Wild have hit 19 overs and 12 unders.

Nashville Predators Betting Trends

  • This season, the Nashville Predators have hit 30 overs and 30 unders.
  • At home this season, the Nashville Predators have hit 13 overs and 17 unders.
  • As the favorite this season, the Nashville Predators have hit 10 overs and 16 unders.

Historic Head-to-Head Stats and Analysis

Over the course of the last two seasons, the Minnesota Wild and Nashville Predators have faced off five times, with the Predators edging out a slight advantage with three wins to the Wild’s two. The home team has proven to be slightly more successful, claiming victory in three of these encounters. When it comes to betting statistics, the Wild have outperformed expectations more frequently, beating the spread in three out of the five games, while the Predators have done so twice. In terms of totals betting, games involving these two teams have tended to be higher-scoring affairs, with the Over hitting three times compared to the Under at twice. Delving into the specifics, the Predators have shown a stronger defensive game overall, with a higher number of blocked shots and hits in the most recent game. The Wild, on the other hand, have demonstrated a knack for takeaways, surpassing the Predators in this statistic in four out of the five games. Both teams have had a fairly even faceoff win percentage across these matchups, indicating a well-matched competition at the faceoff circle.

The most recent game between the Nashville Predators and the Minnesota Wild took place on January 25, 2024, with the Predators narrowly defeating the Wild with a final score of 3-2. The game was characterized by a strong defensive effort from both sides, with the Predators blocking 15 shots and delivering 23 hits, while the Wild blocked 20 shots and contributed 13 hits. The Predators managed to turn the game around in the third period, scoring all three of their goals to overcome a 1-0 deficit. Notably, the Predators’ Juuse Saros and the Wild’s Filip Gustavsson were the goaltenders, with Saros saving 22 out of 24 shots for a save percentage of 0.917, and Gustavsson saving 25 out of 28 shots for a save percentage of 0.893. The game did not go into overtime, and the Predators’ victory was achieved in regulation time. This win contributed to the Predators’ season win percentage of 54.1667%, while the Wild’s loss affected their season win percentage, which stood at 43.75% after the game.

Minnesota Wild vs. Nashville Predators Predictions

The Nashville Predators are riding a wave of momentum with a six-game winning streak that has propelled them into a wild-card position. The team’s success has been fueled by the stellar play of Filip Forsberg, who leads the team with 28 goals, and the defensive prowess of Roman Josi, who tops the assists chart with 43. The Predators’ recent form, especially at home, makes them a formidable opponent as they look to solidify their playoff standing against the visiting Wild.

On the other side, the Minnesota Wild are facing a challenging road game as they seek to overcome a one-game losing streak and climb back into the playoff race. The Wild’s offense is spearheaded by Kirill Kaprizov, who has amassed 63 points this season, and Joel Eriksson Ek, who leads the team with 28 goals. However, the Wild’s recent performances have been inconsistent, and they will need to elevate their game to match the Predators’ intensity, particularly in the defensive zone where Nashville has shown strength.

This game is not only a test of offensive firepower but also a showcase of defensive resilience. Both teams have players capable of turning the game on its head, making key player matchups, especially those involving the goaltenders, crucial to the outcome. With the Predators’ home advantage and current form, the Wild have their work cut out for them, but if they can leverage their top talent effectively, they stand a chance to disrupt Nashville’s winning streak and gain valuable points in the wild-card race.

Minnesota Wild vs. Nashville Predators Pick

The matchup between the Minnesota Wild and the Nashville Predators presents a compelling case for a high-scoring affair, making the Over an attractive pick. The Predators are on a six-game winning streak, showcasing their ability to find the back of the net with consistency, while the Wild have offensive talents like Kirill Kaprizov who can score at any moment. Additionally, the historical head-to-head data indicates that the Over has hit three times in the last five meetings, suggesting a tendency towards higher-scoring games when these two teams clash. With both teams pushing for a playoff spot and the urgency to secure points, we can expect an aggressive offensive approach from both sides.

Furthermore, the recent defensive performances of both teams have shown some vulnerability, with the Wild in particular struggling to maintain consistency. The Predators’ ability to turn games around, as evidenced by their comeback victory in the most recent head-to-head matchup, adds to the likelihood of a game where goals are plentiful. Considering the current form of both teams, the offensive threats they possess, and the historical trend of high-scoring games, the Over is the logical choice for this matchup.

The Pick: Over 6.0 -120 (BetRivers)

Minnesota Wild vs. Nashville Predators Player Prop Picks

Here are the players who have hit over their current prop line in at least 7 of their last 10 games.

Minnesota Wild

Player Name Prop Line Over Rate Over Odds Under Odds Last 10 Average Projection
Kirill Kaprizov Assists 0.5 8/10 +100 -130 1.1 1.09
Joel Eriksson Ek Points 0.5 8/10 -175 +135 1.5 1.20
Ryan Hartman Shots On Goal 1.5 7/10 -195 +150 1.9 1.97

Nashville Predators

Player Name Prop Line Over Rate Over Odds Under Odds Last 10 Average Projection
Thomas Novak Points 0.5 9/10 -105 -125 1.0 0.99
Gustav Nyquist Points 0.5 8/10 -130 +100 1.2 1.20
Roman Josi Points 0.5 8/10 -150 +120 1.3 1.20
Cody Glass Shots On Goal 1.5 8/10 -145 +114 2.7 2.40
Roman Josi Assists 0.5 7/10 -105 -125 0.9 0.94