The Minnesota Wild head into Bridgestone Arena to take on the Nashville Predators in what will be a revenge game as the Preds have taken both contests this season on Minnesota’s home ice.

The Wild are debatably the best team in the NHL right now and enter this game 9-0-1 in their last ten backed by the stellar goaltending tandem of Marc-Andre Fleury and Cam Talbot.

Can Nashville pick up a win as the home underdog or will the betting favorites exact their revenge tonight? Find out in our free NHL betting picks and predictions for the Wild vs. Predators on Tuesday, April 5.

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Wild vs Predators odds

This odds widget represents the best odds available for each betting market from regulated sportsbooks.

The Wild opened up as -110 road favorites and the line has since moved in their favor to -120. The total opened up at 6.0 and hasn’t had any movement.

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Wild vs Predators predictions

Predictions made on 4/5/2022 at 8:00 a.m. ET.
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Wild vs Predators game info

Location: Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TN
Date: Tuesday, April 5, 2022
Puck drop: 8:00 p.m. ET

Wild vs Predators betting preview

Key injuries

Wild: Matt Boldy F (Questionable), Jon Merrill D (Out).
Predators: Dante Fabbro D (Out), Mark Borowiecki D (Out).
Find our latest NHL injury reports.

Wild vs Predators head-to-head record

Wild: 1-6-2 SU, 17 goals for.
Predators: 8-1-0 SU, 32 goals for.

Betting trend to know

The Wild are 9-1 SU in their last 10 games. Find more NHL betting trends for Wild vs. Predators.

Wild vs Predators picks and predictions

Our side and total predictions are based upon our analysis of the line and total in this game. Our best bet is our favorite pick across all markets.

Moneyline analysis

This Minnesota Wild team has been nothing short of fantastic during this 10-game span. They were one of the better teams in the first half of the season, and were even talked about as a sleeper to win the Stanley Cup, but now it is no longer a secret that they are truly legit.

Right now it is all about their goaltending, an elite one-two punch between Cam Talbot and last year’s Vezina Trophy winner, Marc-Andre Fleury. 

Despite how good the Wild have been, there is a clear trend that Nashville has been their kryptonite over the past couple of seasons, including both times they have met this year.

However, something about this matchup has a different feeling. The Wild have found another gear and I have a feeling that even though the Predators have had their way, they know this game will be the hardest one yet. 

What Minnesota is doing in the defensive end right now is nearly indescribable. During this 10-game stretch, it has only given up a total of 16 goals. Read that again, that is insane. Not only is it shutting teams down, but it is also filling its opponent’s net.

The Wild have scored 11 goals in their past three games and 34 in the last 10. They have the best shooting percentage in the league, scoring on 26.7% of their shots, and right now they are averaging 3.63 goals per game which is the fourth most in the NHL.

The Preds have been a very good team as well this season. They have gotten elite goaltending from Juuse Saros who is 2-1-0 in his last three starts and 33-21-3 on the season. Saros has been a Top-10 goaltender in the league all season, but as of late, nobody has gotten better net-minding than the Wild. Nashville has allowed 21 goals in its previous five games and has only scored 14 in that span. 

This game has a ton of standings implications for both teams and even though the Predators are on home ice, I love the value on the Wild tonight and I think Minnesota pulls off the road win.

Prediction: Wild moneyline (-120 at BetMGM)

Over/Under analysis

Marc-Andre Fleury is expected to get the start for Minnesota tonight and he has been phenomenal since his arrival in the state of hockey. In his first three starts for the team, he is 3-0-0 with a 1.34 GAA and an incredible .958 SV%.

He is back to looking like the Fleury that we are used to seeing and the guy who won the honors as the league’s best goaltender. If it doesn’t go with Fleury, Cam Talbot is still an incredible option as he is 7-0-1 in his last eight starts. 

Saros will be the starter for the Predators and like I previously stated, he has been the backbone of this team all season long. He has a 2.57 GAA and a .920 SV%, along with a sixth-best 18.8 GSAx.

This matchup makes for an incredible goalie duel and that is exactly what I am expecting. The Wild have been able to produce offensively as of late, but Nashville does a great job at limiting their opponents, only allowing 10.24 high-danger chances (fifth) against per 60 minutes.

Believe it or not, the Wild do an even better job at preventing chances as they rank third, only giving up 9.81 high-danger chances against.

Both of these teams are excellent in their own end and they have gotten outstanding play between the pipes. I don’t see this game having more than six goals and I like the Under

Prediction: Under 6 (-105 at BetMGM)

Best bet

This Wild team is simply different right now. They’re off to a perfect start to this four-game road trip as they are 2-0-0 thus far, outscoring their opponents 8-2.

Even though Nashville has gotten the best of them this season, I don’t think the Predators are as strong or as deep as the Wild. 

Hockey is all about momentum and right now the road favorites have all of it in all areas of the ice. Even though the scores may have been lopsided in the previous two meetings, Minnesota was still able to outshoot the Preds in both games. 

Nashville has some guys that have been great this season, like its captain Roman Josi who is the favorite right now to win the Norris Trophy as the league’s best defensemen, along with Matt Duchene and Filip Forsberg who are both having career years. 

The biggest thing that I am looking at right now is how strong Minnesota has been defensively. I don’t see the Preds being able to outplay them in the offensive end and no matter who the Wild decide to start, they will have a very strong chance at getting two points with how Talbot and Fleury have been playing.

I love the value on Minnesota and how can you bet against a team that is 9-0-1 in their last ten games? Give me the Wild all day.

PickWild moneyline (-120 at BetMGM)

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