Monday POWER-SMASH ~ 10-4 L14 NHL Sides!
Nashville vs. Detroit,
11/04/2019 19:30 EDT,
Score: 6 - 1
Money Line: -186 Nashville
6* Nashville (7:35 ET): The Predators are certainly not in the best of moods as they set out to embark on a four-game road trip. They've lost two in a row, both at home, and really those are games they should have easily won. Halloween night, it was all trick and no treat as they blew a 4-1 third period lead against Calgary and ended up losing 6-5 in overtime. They gave up the game-tying goal in the final minute of regulation in that one. Then on Saturday, the Preds lost 2-1 to the Rangers, a game where they were -260 on the money line! My view for tonight is that they'll look across the ice, see a weak opponent and "smell blood." Look for a bounce back Monday.
The Preds may be steaming after suffering B2B losses, but that's nothing compared to what the Red Wings are going through right now. This once proud organization has fallen on hard times. The team has lost 10 of 11 (all but one loss in regulation) and has the worst the goal differential (-24) in the sport. They have the 2nd fewest points (9), only two ahead of division rival Ottawa. As badly as October ended, November has started even worse in the Motor City w/ the Wings being outscored 11-3 in two games. They lost 7-3 at Carolina and then were shutout (4-0) at Florida. Getting last night off was just a momentary reprieve, not enough time to recoup. Following a loss by two or more goals, Detroit is 17-42 SU the L3 seasons including 1-7 to start 2019.
Despite the B2B losses, Nashville isn't in terrible shape. They have the best YTD goal differential in the Central Division (+12). Adding to their motivation here is the fact that this is a triple revenge spot. Not only did they drop a home game to the Red Wings back on Oct 5 (where they were -255 on the ML!), but they lost both meetings LY as well. Those head to head results just don't make much sense to me as the Preds are pretty obviously the better team here. They get their revenge - and back on track - tonight. 6* Nashville