Pick #1 – Nashville Predators at Detroit Red Wings
As playoff baseball winds down were so excited to have hockey back and were going to get into our first play of the season tonight as we watch the Nashville Predators (1-2) faceoff against the Detroit Red Wings (2-2) in a battle of two teams off to mediocre starts. Were pumped about this play from the get go as many books have seen this total go from a 5.5 to a 5 so were really seeing the sharp money doing its work early here. In addition to this key line move we also note that the total has gone UNDER in 8 of Detroit's last 12 games when playing at home against Nashville so were getting trend in our favor here that looks to continue nicely. Both teams are looking to break out of their slumps but the public consensus as with us seems to think the sticks will be cold again tonight as were showing 57% are siding with us on the UNDER. The Nashville Predators produce 2.33 goals this year and the Detroit Red Wings output an even 3 goals so far on the year so these two teams will need to show up with a lot more then just average to kill us on this UNDER which is always a nice set up for us for a win. Another really favorable part of this UNDER bet is that we get Petr Mrazek in the net for Detroit tonight who stopped 31 of 32 shots in the Red Wings’ win over the Senators last Monday and one who has looked very strong so far and should be well rested coming off a 3 day break. In other good news Pekka Rinne allowed two goals on 37 shots in the Predators’ loss to the Stars on Tuesday so if we get this same production from both these well rested net minders we should be good to go here. In other fantastic news the computer predicted score for this matchup is 5.3 so the UNDER 5.5 play is showing all the signs of a great value play here. We have to pay a bit of a price here at -150 but there should really be no issues in locking up this UNDER win as we get two great goalies against two offenses that are struggling to score in a rink not know for goals when these two teams meet up.
Nashville Predators at Detroit Red Wings - Friday, October 21, 2016 7:35 PM
55 Nashville Predators -1½ +245 -125
56 Detroit Red Wings +1½ -290 +105
55 Nashville Predators Over 5½ +130
56 Detroit Red Wings Under 5½ -150
Betting odds provided by 5Dimes
UNDER 5.5 (2 Units)
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