NHL: Wild vs Predators Prediction, Odds, and Picks (Apr 13)
- Nashville Predators narrowly missed out on a place in the playoffs
- Minnesota Wild lost their previous game in the NHL
The Nashville Predators missed out on a spot in the top eight in the Western Conference. However, they will be looking to end their campaign on a high on Thursday when they clash with the Minnesota Wild.
How To Watch
- When: Thursday, April 13, 2023, at 8:00 p.m ET
- Where: Bridgestone Arena, Nashville
- How To Watch: NHL TV
There is likely to be disappointment around Bridgestone Arena on Thursday evening, as the Nashville Predators compete in their first game since missing out on a playoff spot. The Preds will end the season in tenth, and they come into this game after winning five of their previous ten.
Consistency was likely their biggest hindrance this term, which is evident from their home record, which saw them go 21-14-4. However, they will be keen to end the season on a high. They landed a victory in their previous game against the Calgary Flames, and they play back-to-back games to complete the season.
The Minnesota camp will be a happier one coming into this final game of the regular season, as they have already assured their spot in the playoffs. However, they will still be battling for points, as they could end the Western Conference in fifth overall if they land a victory on the road on Thursday.
Minnesota has won five of their previous ten, with just three losses coming over that period. However, their away record remains a slight concern, as they have gone 21-13-6 on the road. They will also come into this game looking to avenge a recent home defeat against the Winnipeg Jets.
This is a tough game to call on Thursday. However, we will side with the Predators to land a home victory in their penultimate game of the season. But, we expect it to be a very tight affair.