WILL ROGERS NHL EVENING D-E-M-O-L-I-T-O-N
Minnesota vs. Nashville,
03/05/2019 20:00 EDT,
Score: 4 - 5
Money Line: -174 Nashville
The set-up: I think that Nashville is the “hungrier” team here. The Predators managed a 3-2 win at Minnesota on Sunday and I believe they keep the foot on the gas at home. After victories over both Calgary and Winnipeg last week, I think the Wild’s latest surge has run out of gas. Note as well that Nashville didn’t play No. 1 goaltender Pekka Rinne in Sunday’s win. But he’ll be in the crest tonight and he’s 4-2 over his last six, holding the opposition to two goals or less in that span.
The pick: Take it for what you will as well, but Minnesota is a poor 6-13 (-12.3 units) this year following a divisional game, while Nashville is 60-40 (+9.6 units) in its last 100 vs. the division. Lay the price.